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Chabad Weekly Update 1st of Sivan 5777, 26th of May 5777

Message from the Rabbi
 

Two elderly ladies, Miriam and Naomi, meet over coffee for the first time in many, many years.

"So, Miriam," says Naomi, "it’s been a long time. How are yougetting on?"

"Oy, Naomi, don't ask, old age is terrible. I’m 75 years old and 5'3, but in my twenties, I was nearly 5'6!"

"I know exactly how you feel," commiserates Naomi. "At 21, I was5'5, but now I’m nearing 80 and I’m only 5'2. Old age is really terrible."

Unbeknownst to the newly reunited friends, Rabbi Levy is sitting nearby andoverhears their conversation. On his way out, he stops at their table with asmile and says, "Ladies, I wish you long life in good health. Please G‑d,you should both live to 4'11!"


Next week we celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, whichcommemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Why would the holy Torah,the bedrock of civilization and source of all ethical teachings, be given on asmall, unknown desert mountain? Would it not be more appropriate to choose thetallest, most-prominent one?

Our sages teach us that G‑d chose Mount Sinai in order to conveythe importance of humility. If the Torah was given on a small, humble mountain,surely we, its recipients, should strive to act with humility.

But, one might wonder, if Mount Sinai was chosen to emphasizehumility, why use a Mountain at all? Perhaps some flatlands or even a valleywould have better conveyed the message.

The answer, my friend, is that while humility is a desirabletrait, being a doormat can be just as unhealthy and unholy as beingegotistical. It's vital to create a harmonious balance between humility, self-esteem,and pride in one's roots.

While we need to strive for humility, we also need to focus onbeing a proud people. History has unfortunately taught us, all too often, thatbeing too humble can cost us our lives. Moreover, we need pride not only as asurvival tool, but more importantly to help us proudly and unabashedly sharewith the rest of the world the potent and timeless message received at Sinai.

  Volume 18 Number 34, 1st of Sivan 5777, 26th of May 5777

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupShabbos Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Arnold Tubis in memory of his sister, Sofia bas Rochel, on her Yarzeit.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Shavuos Kiddush Sponsor

The Stern Family is sponsoring the Kiddush on Shavuos in loving memory of Hershel’s father’s Yarzeit.

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PLEASE NOTE that we are still looking for an additional sponsor for the Shavuot  Kiddush and community meals. If you woul d like to be part of this HUGE Mitzvah  please contact the Rabbi as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

BBQ Bounty – Begins THIS Sunday from 5-8pm!

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All you can eat buffet with a view. Hot Dogs | Veggie Dogs | Hamburgers | Chicken Wings | Salad Bar | Chips & Dip | Snow Cones | Cotton Candy | Soft Drinks | RSVP not required but suggested.

New this year:

Salad Bar with ‘Build-Your-Own-Salad and fresh homemade salads galore!

A brand-new Bounce House with Slide for the children (not to mention the snow cones and cotton candy).

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com/BBQ 760-943-8891

Sunday, May 28 from 5pm - 8pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $18 Adult $10 Child

Shavuot is Coming!

Community Meals & Ice Cream Party Planned!

Shavuot Ice Cream Party (wide)The Holiday of Shavuot marks the anniversary on which G-d gave the Jewish people the Torah. This is considered the single greatest event in all of history. To celebrate we make sure to attend the synagogue and listen to the Torah reading of the 10 Commandments (bring your friends, too). We also stay up (all night if possible) learning Torah, eat dairy meals, and joyously celebrate this awesome event. Please note the special services and times found in the shul Shavuot brochure that we mailed (if you didn’t get one please contact us and we will send one out immediately).

It is considered a great Mitzvah to listen to the 10 Commandments. Year after year, since the year 2448 in the Jewish Calendar (we are now in the year 5777), Jews all over the world, wherever they lived, endeavored to listen to the timeless words of the Torah. We will use our very special Holocaust Torah to mark this awesome occasion. Shavuot is one of the Biblical Holidays, when the Jews would make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Another way we mark the importance of the day is by reciting the Yizkor Memorial Prayer on the 2nd day of the holiday for our deceased loved ones and to remember Jewish martyrs from history.

Shavuot Dinner Menus

Join us on Shavuot for festive holiday meals. Pre-paid reservations are necessary to attend these not-to-be-missed feasts! For Carlsbad & Encinitas community members the cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child (not to exceed $100 per family). For out of town guests the cost is $36 per adult and $15 per child. To sign-up visit our website;www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/HolidayMeals.  

1st Night

A Middle Eastern Feast Featuring foods from Persia, Israel, and Morocco.

Kiddush Wine

Fresh Home-Baked Challah

Gefilte/Salmon Baked Fish Swirl

Green Salad

Spicy Carrot Salad

Israeli Pickles

Assorted Humus with Pita

Persian Legume Soup

Persian Spiced French Brisket 

Spicy Moroccan with Tomatoes and Peppers

Sauteed Green Beans and Almonds

Baklava

Pareve Ice Cream

2nd Night

Shavuot in Italia ala Peppino

Kiddush Wine

Fresh Home-Baked Challah

Garlic Knots

Gefilte/Salmon Baked Fish Swirl

Caesar’s Salad

Antipasti (Olives, Pickles, Pepperoncini, Hearts of Palm, Artichoke Hearts)

Minestrone Soup

Chicken Cacciatore ala Rabbino

Marinara Sauce

Assorted Pastas

Polenta with Green Onions

Sauteed Spinach & Mushrooms

Tiramisu

Pareve Gelato

Shavuot Holiday Schedule

Candle lighting Times For Carlsbad/Encinitas 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Light Candles at 7:34 pm

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Festive Community Meal: 7:30 pm

Late-Night Learn-a-thon (at shul): 10:00 pm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Reading of the Ten Commandments 11:00 am

Followed by a dairy buffet & Ice Cream Bar

Evening Services: 7:35 pm

Festive Community Meal: 8 pm

Light Candles* after 8:35 pm

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Services: 12:00 pm

Holiday Ends: 8:36 pm

*Light only from a pre-existing flame.


GREAT  JLI Course Continues – SIGN UP NOW!

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six Day War

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

Here are some of the highlights:

JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?

ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?

PREEMPTIVE STRIKES
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?

CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?

LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?

Jewish Art Calendar

Imageofartcalendar.jpgWe are now starting to collect ads for our gorgeous Jewish Art Calendars. Not only are the calendars lovely to look at, but they are full with information about Jewish holidays, special events, and even recipes! The special touch that we have is the personalization where we can add your own birthdays, anniversaries, or the Yarzeits of those you love.  We are also looking for a sponsor/dedication for this year’s calendar.

Participating in the calendar is an important way to support the Shul as well as advertise your business or personal event. Please call the office today for pricing information at 760-943-8891. The deadline for all orders is June 30th! All ads paid for before the end of May receive a 10% discount.

Read Hebrew America!

RHA logo for use in ads and promotions.jpgYou too can learn to read Hebrew in five easy lessons! Join us in our Educational Annex (7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad) beginning on Thursday, May 11th and continuing for five weeks (excluding the week of June 1st, which is Shavuot). Each class is from 7-9pm and it WILL have YOU reading Hebrew after 5 lessons! For further info call 760-943-8891 or emailinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Kidney Donation Awareness Event

The community is invited to attend a free Kidney Donation Awareness Event, which will be taking place at the Chabad Hebrew Academy; 10785 Pomerado Rd., S. Diego 92131, on Wednesday, June 7th at 7pm. The program will be run by an organization called Renewal. Renewal, founded in 2006, is dedicated to assisting people suffering from chronic kidney disease. Renewal facilitates and coordinates live kidney donor transplants while providing guidance and support to patients and their families. For those interested in learning about this very important service we will be offering a carpool from the shul leaving at 6pm, but places will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please let us know if you wish to attend. It could save a life!

Game Night for Jewish Professionals Weekly @ Chabad of Encinitas

game night.jpgThursday nights beginning at 6:15pm is Game Night for Jewish Professionals at Chabad of Encinitas. Rabbi and Mrs Elia and Chaya Eilfort host the weekly gathering and serve a delicious Kosher meal to all participants. A large variety of games are available, and it is a great time to meet other Jewish folks from the area in a social setting. There is no cost to attend but reservations are needed by calling 760-410-7770 or sending an email to ChabadEncinitas@Gmail.com. Game night takes place at 2059 Village Park Way #115, Encinitas.

Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Shabbat – Hosea 2:1-22 

This Haftarah is read for the portion of Bamidbar. It is almost always read on the Shabbat before Shavuot. If there is a time when the critical nature of studying Torah and doing Mitzvot is in the forefront that would be now.  We have a gift not only of the Torah, but an additional gift of time to appreciate its magnitude and grandeur. Hosea spoke in a depressed time.  The Ten Tribes reached a very low state.  The terrible consequences of faithlessness are defined.  However, There would be future repentance and a return to the caliber of their ancestors. The analog given is to a wayward wife. Finally, however, we read the words (v. 21,22) that every man recites daily when putting on Tefillin -- a reminder of the everlasting bond of  tenderness and fidelity.

Shavuot, 1st Day – Ezekiel  1:1-28 and 3:12

The Navi, Ezekiel, lived in exile in Babylon. Before the galut/exile of the entire nation, he had a complex and fantastic vision which the Talmud calls the "Maa'seh Merkavah". This is the description of the magnificent Heavenly Chariot. The vision is so complex and masterful that many rabbis thought that its studies should be limited to those over 40 years of age. The visions are esoteric and are attempts to put into human terms the movements and activities of the angels. We should recall that the angel, for all its magnificence, cannot experience spiritual growth. At this holiday, the need - even the demand - for spiritual growth and Torah study should be foremost in one's mind. The Merkavah - for all its mysteries - should be a symbol and reminder for such growth.

Shavuot, 2nd Day - Habakkuk  2:20-3:19

This Haftarah is the only selection from Habakkuk. The Navi states that Hashem came from the south and from Mount Paran.  Since "His glory" is a reference to the prelude at Mt. Sinai and so it is a remembrance of the holiday. Interestingly, in an opening sentence (3:1), the Navi prays for forgiveness for earlier "erroneous utterances". If he had to appeal for forgiveness, how much more must we pray for the same? The text details great suffering in the era before the Moshiach arrives. However, the pain is a precursor to great joy. The Haftarah closes with (v. 18):  "But as for me, in Hashem will I rejoice..." So may we all rejoice in the giving of the Torah!

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Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Postponed Due to Holiday - Tuesday: JLI Survival of a Nation – 7pm

Postponed Due to Holiday - Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Postponed Due to Holiday - Thursday: Read Hebrew America - 7pm at the storefront 

No Hebrew School This Week - 

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Channah Hale, Aaron Alter, Naomi Alter, Sharyn Hale, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Jeremy and Reenah Rivkin and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Sofia Tubis Lederer, Max Litman, Poppy Sam Alter on their Yarzeit.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me) 

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check outwww.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc. Share your joy with your community.

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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U.K. Equestrian & Farm Education Camp with Pam Glickman 

Program for beginner riders. Minimum children for a session is four and Maximum in a session is 10 . Lots of fun outdoors, riding horses every day, related arts and crafts. Fun Farm animals. 

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Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

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Ron Lewis Insurance Services

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Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

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Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

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I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

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Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

 

Chabad Weekly Update 23rd of Iyar 5777, May 19 '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Two frogs fell into a bucket of cream. They desperately tried to scale the side of the bucket to free themselves.

One frog said, "We'll never get anywhere doing this; I give up!" And he drowned.

The other frog persevered, time and again trying to climb with his front legs while kicking with his back legs. Suddenly he hit something solid. Lo and behold, all his kicking had churned up a lump of butter!

Hopping on top of it, he leapt out of the pail to safety.


As we conclude the third book of the Torah this week, I am reminded of the traditional prayer recited upon completion of a tractate of Talmud. In it, we thank G‑d for giving us the opportunity to toil in the study of Torah. The prayer mentions, “We toil and they toil. We toil and receive reward, while they toil and don’t receive reward,” referring to the study of Torah as compared to all other activities and forms of work. While Torah study offers meaningful compensation, other endeavors do not.

But is this really so? It certainly seems as though people are meaningfully compensated in other areas, so how does Torah study differ?

The explanation lies in careful examination of the words, “. . .they toil and receive no reward.” Why did the author of this prayer choose the word “toil” as opposed to, let’s say, “work” or “achieve”?

Torah study is mostly about the means, not so much about the end. In other areas of life, who cares about your toiling? Toiling is simply a means to an end. In fact, if you could accomplish the same job without toiling, that would be just as good. But if you were to toil in Torah study even without any tangible results, that itself is worthy of reward!

Torah study is not about accumulating knowledge. It is primarily about forging a relationship with G‑d. And that relationship is experienced mostly while in toil and study.

What a refreshing and dramatic contrast to all those other areas, where the only thing that matters are results! From a Torah perspective, we don’t care as much about grades, titles, or degrees. What G‑d cherishes most is the hard work and effort that we put in, on the way to our destination.

  Volume 18 Number 33, 23rd of Iyar 5777, May 19 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by George Reh in memory of his father Emery Reh on his Yarzeit.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

GREAT  JLI Course Continues – SIGN UP NOW! 

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six Day War

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

Here are some of the highlights:

JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?

ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?

PREEMPTIVE STRIKES - This week
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?

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CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?

CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?

LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?

Israel Day Festivities – THIS Sunday

IsraelFest17.JPGJoin us on Sunday, May 21st from 2:30-6:30pm as we join with the rest of S. Diego celebrating our beloved Israel! Chabads of La Costa and Encinitas will have a booth at the Jewish Academy (parking and shuttle available from the Kilroy Parking Garage, 3579-3811 Valley Center Dr., S. Diego 92130). There will be thousands of people joining together in this fun and entertaining yearly event.

LOTS to Look Forward To!

1. Flower Arrangement.jpg      Flower Arrangement Women’s Club. Create a cheerful floral arrangement, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided. Looking for a Girls Night Out? We’re the place to be. RSVP requested immediately by calling the Rebbetzin or responding to this message.

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com 760-943-8891

Thursday, May 25 7 pm- 9 pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $8 for materials

2. BBQ Bounty.jpg     BBQ bounty. All you can eat buffet with a view. Hot Dogs | Veggie Dogs | Hamburgers | Chicken Wings | Salads | Chips & Dip | Snow Cones | Cotton Candy | Soft Drinks | Delicious Desserts. RSVP not required but suggested.

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com 760-943-8891

Sunday, May 28 5 pm- 9 pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $18 Adult $10 Child

Shavuot is Coming!

Community Meals & Ice Cream Party Planned!

Ice Cream PartyThe Holiday of Shavuot marks the anniversary on which G-d gave the Jewish people the Torah. This is considered the single greatest event in all of history. To celebrate we make sure to attend the synagogue and listen to the Torah reading of the 10 Commandments (bring your friends, too). We also stay up (all night if possible) learning Torah, eat dairy meals, and joyously celebrate this awesome event. Please note the special services and times found in the shul Shavuot brochure that we mailed (if you didn’t get one please contact us and we will send one out immediately).

It is considered a great Mitzvah to listen to the 10 Commandments. Year after year, since the year 2448 in the Jewish Calendar (we are now in the year 5777), Jews all over the world, wherever they lived, endeavored to listen to the timeless words of the Torah. We will use our very special Holocaust Torah to mark this awesome occasion. Shavuot is one of the Biblical Holidays, when the Jews would make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Another way we mark the importance of the day is by reciting the Yizkor Memorial Prayer on the 2nd day of the holiday for our deceased loved ones and to remember Jewish martyrs from history.

Shavuot Dinner Menus

Join us on Shavuot for festive holiday meals. Pre-paid reservations are necessary to attend these not-to-be-missed feasts! For Carlsbad & Encinitas community members the cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child (not to exceed $100 per family). For out of town guests the cost is $36 per adult and $15 per child. To sign-up visit our website;www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/HolidayMeals.  

1st Night

A Middle Eastern Feast Featuring foods from Persia, Israel, and Morocco.

Kiddush Wine

Fresh Home-Baked Challah

Gefilte/Salmon Baked Fish Swirl

Green Salad

Spicy Carrot Salad

Israeli Pickles

Assorted Humus with Pita

Persian Legume Soup

Moroccan Veal Osso Buco  

Persian Rice

Sauteed Green Beans and Almonds

Baklava

Pareve Ice Cream

2nd Night

Shavuot in Italia ala Peppino

Kiddush Wine

Fresh Home-Baked Challah

Garlic Knots

Gefilte/Salmon Baked Fish Swirl

Caesar’s Salad

Antipasti (Olives, Pickles, Pepperoncini, Hearts of Palm, Artichoke Hearts)

Minestrone Soup

Chicken Cacciatore ala Rabbino

Marinara Sauce

Assorted Pastas

Polenta with Green Onions

Sauteed Spinach & Mushrooms

Tiramisu

Pareve Gelato

Shavuot Holiday Schedule

Candle lighting Times For Carlsbad/Encinitas

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Light Candles at 7:34 pm

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Festive Community Meal: 7:30 pm

Late-Night Learn-a-thon (at shul): 10:00 pm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Reading of the Ten Commandments 11:00 am

Followed by a dairy buffet & Ice Cream Bar

Evening Services: 7:35 pm

Festive Community Meal: 8 pm

Light Candles* after 8:35 pm

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Services: 12:00 pm

Holiday Ends: 8:36 pm

*Light only from a pre-existing flame.

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Read Hebrew America!

You too can learn to read Hebrew in five easy lessons! Join us in our Educational Annex (7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad) beginning on Thursday, May 11th and continuing for five weeks (excluding the week of June 1st, which is Shavuot). Each class is from 7-9pm and it WILL have YOU reading Hebrew after 5 lessons! To Register go to www.chabadatlacosta.com/RHA For further info call 760-943-8891 or email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Jewish Art Calendar

 

We are now starting to collect ads for our gorgeous Jewish Art Calendars. Not only are the calendars lovely to look at, but they are full with information about Jewish holidays, special events, and even recipes! The special touch that we have is the personalization where we can add your own birthdays, anniversaries, or the Yarzeits of those you love.  We are also looking for a sponsor/dedication for this year’s calendar.

Participating in the calendar is an important way to support the Shul as well as advertise your business or personal event. Please call the office today for pricing information at 760-943-8891. The deadline for all orders is June 30th! All ads paid for before the end of May receive a 10% discount.

Kidney Donation Awareness Event

Kidney4David.pngThe community is invited to attend a free Kidney Donation Awareness Event, which will be taking place at the Chabad Hebrew Academy; 10785 Pomerado Rd., S. Diego 92131, on Wednesday, June 7th at 7pm. The program will be run by an organization called Renewal. Renewal, founded in 2006, is dedicated to assisting people suffering from chronic kidney disease. Renewal facilitates and coordinates live kidney donor transplants while providing guidance and support to patients and their families. For those interested in learning about this very important service we will be offering a carpool from the shul leaving at 6pm, but places will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please let us know if you wish to attend. It could save a life!

Game Night for Jewish Professionals Weekly @ Chabad of Encinitas

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Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Jeremiah  16:19-17:14

The Parashah gives a sharp and frightening contrast between blessings derived from loyalty and difficult curses when Israel is sinful. Jeremiah is considered the prophet of the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash. The Haftarah mirrors the dichotomy. The Haftarah is another reminder of the coming Yom Tov of Kabbalat HaTorah / Receiving of the Torah. It should give us pause and remind us that the strengthening of Bitachon/Faith is a critical and on-going endeavor. The final prayer (v. 14) has become part of the 18 Benedictions.

Sin and idolatry (in all its manifestations) is noted early-on. But "blessed is the man who trusts in Hashem" (v. 17:7). The Haftarah reminds us that the choice is ours.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: JLI Survival of a Nation – 7pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School This Week

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ilana Steelman, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Emery Reh, Babs Walden, Dora Katz, Ronald Parker, and Eugene Markovits on their Yarzeit.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check outwww.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

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We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc. Commemorate your Simchas forever! 

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The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

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Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

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Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

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Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

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Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

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I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

Chabad Weekly Update 16th of Iyar 5777, May 12th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Yankel from Pinsk arrives in the New Country. Back in the shtetl, he was a simpleton, but now he decides to begin a new chapter. He shows up at shulin a fancy  new suit, an elegant tie, a classy hat, and designer shoes. He positions himself in the front row, establishing his reputation as an honorable man.

The rabbi, also a native from Pinsk, immediately recognizes the new congregant. He is impressed with Yankel’s new look.

When it's time for the Torah reading, the gabbai asks if there is a kohen in the synagogue. Yankel thinks to himself: Being a kohen will give me the opportunity to become a popular member of this shul. After all, a shul always needs a kohen!

He raises his hand. “I am a kohen,” he declares.They call him up to the Torah, and then he blesses the community.

After services, the rabbi approaches him, and welcomes him warmly. “Yankel! Yankel from Pinsk! Wow, what a pleasure to have you here.But let me ask you a question. I remember you from Pinsk; I knew your father, I knew your grandfather, and I still remember your great-grandfather. None of them were kohanim. How did you suddenly become a kohen?”

“Hey, this is a new country,” responded Yankel. “If you can come here and become a rabbi, I can come here and become a kohen!”


When introducing the religious standards expected of the kohanim (the priests) the Torah begins with: “Say to the kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and tell them...”Why the repetitive language — “say” and then “tell  them”?

Rashi explains that the repetition underscores the importance of continuity in the kohanim’s service. The Torah is instructing the older generation of kohanim not to be satisfied with maintaining their own holiness; they must also “tell them” – speak to the next generation about their shared mission. Part and parcel of their mandate, as leaders of the Jewish people, is to inspire the younger generation to follow in their traditions.

On a global scale, the Jewish people are referred to as a “nation of kohanim.” Why? Because just like the kohanim, it’s our responsibility to serve the world and be “a light unto the nations”.

On a practical level, how does this affect our lives? First and foremost, we must maintain the kohen’s high standards of piety and purity, presenting an exemplary standard of morals and ethics to the world. Then, just like the kohanim, we cannot be satisfied with our attending to our own morals, but we must remember to ensure continuity, by passing the torch on to the next generation.


Only after we have inspired our children to continue the chain of tradition and join us in our global mission, will we have fulfilled our complete Jewish responsibility.

  Volume 30 Number 32, 16th of Iyar 5777, May 12th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupMother’s Day Kiddush Sponsors

Following are the sponsors for our beautiful Mother's Day Kiddish.

 

Reenah Rivkin by her four loving sons, Jadon, Daniel, Zane, and baby Zack.
Dovid for his mother Nechama Eilfort.
Ben and Hannah for their mother Moira Markowitz.
Sheila Lebovitz for her mother Bertha Stern. 
Arlene Fogel for her mother Marian Beck. 
Rhonda Bloom for her mom Shirley Sandler.
Suzanne Haray for her mother Eleanor Haray. 
Rabbi Eilfort for his mother Raizel Fylah Eilfort.
Nechama Eilfort for her mother Chana Levy.
Naomi and Aaron Alter honor Doris Marcus & Helene Alter. 
Steve and Dinah Miller for Mathilde bas Michoel v‘bas Sara, Wanda bas Yisroel v’bas Dinah and Shoshana  bas Yosef v’bas Sara.
Chana Hale for her mother, Bluma Seigal Glovsky, mother-in-law Fayle Hale, grandmothers Baile Sher Seigal, Molly Seigal, and Rebecca Glovsky and great grandmother, Feige Seigal.
Rusty and Marianne Rack for their mothers: Jean Barbara Rack and Marie Louise Amrein.
Anna and David Mintz for   Roz Mintz, Lydia Teshuba and Anna Leah Mintz.
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Steven and Linda Rivkin for Ray Ruth Rivkin and Jennie Velleco. 

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

GREAT New JLI Course – SIGN UP NOW!

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six Day War
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One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

Here are some of the highlights:

JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?

ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?

PREEMPTIVE STRIKES
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?

CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?

LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?

Mother’s Day Weekend Celebrations – THIS Weekend

186-PinkCarnation small.jpgThat’s right – we love moms so much that we decided one day is not enough to celebrate them! We have a weekend full of celebrations to acknowledge the ‘Woman of Valor’ in our lives. Please join us for one or all of our special events! Give mom the weekend off and let us do all of the cooking, serving, and cleaning.

1. Mother’s Day Shabbos: Friday Night Dinner & Kiddush Luncheon

Friday, May 12th we are having a traditional Shabbat Dinner (‘Just like mom used to make!’). Fresh Challah, Gefilte Fish, Matzah Ball Soup, Assorted Salads, Baked Chicken, Kugel, and lots more. The evening begins at 6:30pm (PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME) with a Candle-Lighting Ceremony. We then continue with the Evening Service followed by a delicious meal. In addition to the beautiful prayers and delicious food there will be singing, stories, and Torah thoughts. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12).

2. Our yearly Mother’s Day Kiddush is planned for Saturday, May 13th. Anyone who wants to honor his/her mother, mother-in-law, grandmother etc. is welcome to participate for $18 for one person, $36 for two, and $54 for all additional names. All sorts of delicious treats will be prepared for this annual event. Please call the shul or contact Linda Rivkin at rivaman123@verizon.net to be included.

3. HUGE Lag B’Omer Celebration at Chabad Hebrew Academy

MOTHER'S DAY LAG B'OMER FAMILY FESTIVAL

Sunday, May 14th from 1 - 4 pm

at the Chabad Eduactional Center - Scripps Ranch
10785 Pomerado Road, SDiego, CA 92131

Special Mother's Day Gift!!

MUSIC - INFLATABLE FUN - PARADE

* Balloons * Facepainting * Dippin Dots *

Preschool Zone * Jumping Castle * Train Rides

Elementary Zone * Jumbo Slide * Rock Wall
Middle School Zone * 3 Bungee Trampoline * Wipeout
Mom's Lounge * Barista * Refreshments

FREE GIFTS FOR MOMS

4. Lag B’Omer & Mother’s Day BBQ @ Carlsbad State Beach

Lag B’Omer means the 33rd day of the Omer. The days from the 2nd of Passover until Shavuot are counted as a divine commandment as we count down the days to receive the Torah. The time in between these two great holidays is very sad, however, for it was during this time that 24,000 students of the great Rabbi Akiva died. They finally stopped dying on Lag B’Omer. In addition, Lag B’Omer is the Yarzeit of the great Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (the Rashbi), who asked that his Yarzeit be celebrated. For these reasons Lag B’Omer is considered a very joyous day where we traditionally participate in outings enjoying the great outdoors.

We will be holding our Annual Lag B’Omer Celebration at Carlsbad State Beach, directly across from the Encinas Power Plant (our usual location). Barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs will be on the menu as well as salads, drinks, and watermelon for dessert. Please be sure to bring a sweatshirt and a beach chair (or something else to sit on) for your comfort.

Our Lag B’Omer celebration will take place on Sunday, May 14 from 6 - 8pm. The cost to attend is $15 per adult and $10 per child (3 – 12), not to exceed $75 per family. Please reserve your place by calling 760-943-8891 or by email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com no later than Monday, May 8th.

LOTS to Look Forward To! 

Israel Day Festivities Join us on Sunday, May 21st from 2:30-6:30pm as we join with the rest of S. Diego celebrating our beloved Israel! Chabads of La Costa and Encinitas will have a booth at the Jewish Academy (parking and shuttle available from the Kilroy Parking Garage, 3579-3811 Valley Center Dr., S. Diego 92130).

Flower Arrangement Women’s Club. Create a cheerful floral arrangement, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided. Looking for a Girls Night Out? We’re the place to be. RSVP requested.

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com 760-943-8891

Thursday, May 25 7 pm- 9 pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $8 for materials

BBQ bounty. All you can eat buffet with a view. Hot Dogs | Veggie Dogs | Hamburgers | Chicken Wings | Salads | Chips & Dip | Snow Cones | Cotton Candy | Soft Drinks | Delicious Desserts. RSVP not required but suggested.

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com 760-943-8891

Sunday, May 28 5 pm- 9 pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $18 Adult $10 Child

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Read Hebrew America!

You too can learn to read Hebrew in five easy lessons! Join us in our Educational Annex (7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad) beginning on Thursday, May 11th and continuing for five weeks (excluding the week of June 1st, which is Shavuot). Each class is from 7-9pm and it WILL have YOU reading Hebrew after 5 lessons! For further info call 760-943-8891 or email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Jewish Art Calendar

We are now starting to collect ads for our gorgeous Jewish Art Calendars. Not only are the calendars lovely to look at, but they are full with information about Jewish holidays, special events, and even recipes! The special touch that we have is the personalization where we can add your own birthdays, anniversaries, or the Yarzeits of those you love.  We are also looking for a sponsor/dedication for this year’s calendar.

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Participating in the calendar is an important way to support the Shul as well as advertise your business or personal event. Please call the office today for pricing information at 760-943-8891. The deadline for all orders is June 30th! All ads paid for before the end of May receive a 10% discount.

Game Night for Jewish Professionals Weekly @ Chabad of Encinitas

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Thursday nights beginning at 6:15pm is Game Night for Jewish Professionals at Chabad of Encinitas. Rabbi and Mrs Elia and Chaya Eilfort host the weekly gathering and serve a delicious Kosher meal to all participants. A large variety of games are available, and it is a great time to meet other Jewish folks from the area in a social setting. There is no cost to attend but reservations are needed by calling 760-410-7770 or sending an email to ChabadEncinitas@Gmail.com. Game night takes place at 2059 Village Park Way #115, Encinitas.

 

Haftarah Thought 

From Chabad.org Ezekiel 44:15-31.

This week's  haftorah discusses various laws that pertain to the  kohanim, the priests, a topic also discussed at length in the first part of the week's Torahportion.

Ezekiel prophesies about the service of the kohanim in the third Holy Templewhich will be rebuilt after the Final Redemption. The prophet describes their priestly vestments, their personal care, whom they may and may not marry, and their special purity requirements which preclude them from coming in contact with a corpse, unless it's for a next of kin. He also discusses their calling as teachers and spiritual leaders.

The prophet conveys G‑d's word: "You shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession." The kohanim do not receive a portion in the Land of Israel, instead they partake of the sacrifices as well as various tithes.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: JLI Survival of a Nation – 7pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Thursday: Read Hebrew America - 7pm at the storefront 

No Hebrew School This Week

CCHS logo small.jpgGive your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Chava Eilfort, Tony French, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Elia and Chaya Eilfort, and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Laish Baram on their Yarzeit.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check out www.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

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 *Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

  Need a Minyan?

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If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

  Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

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Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

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Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

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