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Chabad Weekly Update 20th of Kislev 5778, December 8 '17

Friday, 8 December, 2017 - 2:46 pm

Message from the Rabbi

Chanukah is just around the corner. Like my fellow Chabad rabbis around the globe, I’ve been busy doing my part to bring Chanukah to as many Jewish people as possible. I’d love for you to join in the effort.

Menorah kit.JPGDo you know anyone who could use a Chanukah menorah? Please let me know, and I’ll be happy to arrange a kit for you to share. Do you know a few people who need? Please don’t be shy. The more the better.

Together, we can make sure that the Chanukah candles burn in every Jewish home.

  Volume 19 Number 11, 20th of Kislev 5778, December 8 '17

Chabad Weekly Update


Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Rebecca McCarthy in honor of our wonderful community.

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.



Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the fires. If you are evacuated and need a place to stay we will open the shul on an 'as needed' basis. Please call us if we can help in any way.

Looking Ahead

Bat Mitzvah Club, Girls age 11-13

Thursdays beginning December 7, 3:30-4:30 PM

2059 Village Park Way (RSVP for apt #) Encinitas, CA 92024

If you're a Jewish girl aged 11-13, join us at the Bat Mitzvah Club. We're sharing fun crafts and deep conversation plus tips and tricks that can make your Bat Mitzvah power last a lifetime.

Grand Chanukah Party at the Forum Shops Carlsbad 

Wednesday December 13, 4-6 PM

1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (In front of Anthropologie)

All ages welcome. Fun for the whole family.

Live Entertainment


Clowns and face painting

Fresh Donuts and Latkes

For more info: Call 760-943-8891 or 760-586-6192

Chanukah Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays December 14, December 21, December 28 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Chanukah Books being read at our local Barnes and Noble 

A Chanukah Story for Night Number Three- Dinah Rosenfeld
Hanukkah is coming- Tracy Newman
Sammy Spider First Hanukka- Sylvia Rouss
Nine Spoons: A Chanukah Story- by Marci Stillerman
Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles- by David A. Adler
Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm- by Linda Glaser
Eight Chanukah Lights- by Annie Auerbach
The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes- by Linda Glaser
Lots of Latkes- by Sandy Lanton

Every Thursday starting November 30th all the way through December 28th.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Lights and Latkes with Jewish Encinitas

Thursday December 14, 5-8 PM

1744 Knollfield Way, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Chanuka Party hosted by our dear friends the Metzkers. Lighting the Menorah night #3, Latkes, Doughnuts, Dreidels, Gelt, and lots of Chanuka Family Fun.

Chanukah Family Friday Night Southern Fried Style

Friday December 15 4:15 PM

1980 La Costa Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92009

All ages welcome.

Southern Fried (in honor of Chanukah) Cuisine Friday Night Shabbat Dinner
Homebaked challah, Fried Gefilte Fish, salads galore, Fried Chicken with Waffles, a delicious dessert table with chocolate mousse cake, lemon tart and plenty of L'chaim and more! Don't miss it! Reservations Required. $20 per adult and $10 per child. 

Ckids Chocolate Gelt Factory

Sunday December 17, 10 AM - Noon

7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Geared for ages 5-13

Get messy at this Chocolate Gelt Factory that goes from cacao bean to chocolate coin. While your chocolate hardens, take part in a STEM activity and wire your own electric menorah.  $18 per family.

Grand Chanukah Game Night @ the Alters

Join us for our annual Adult Chanukah Party at the Alters!

Tuesday, December 19th at 7pm for Menorah Lighting.

This fun-filled evening includes tons of Vegas-style games (all for fun of course) and lots of delicious food. The cost is $25 per person – all inclusive. All proceeds are donated to the shul – so everyone comes out a winner! RSVP if you can will be joining us for this amazing event!

Email questions to


JLI – The Jewish Learning Institute

Communication: Its Art and Soul

6-Part Series Starts January 23rd


Can you express yourself effectively in 140 characters or less? Should you?

The rise of the internet, mobile phones, and social media has completely changed the way we relate, interact, and communicate with one another—and it’s high time we reclaim this lost art.

In Jewish philosophy, communication is more than just a tool: it is who we are. Humans are defined as communicative beings with a communicative soul, and aligning ourselves with this soul is our raison d’être.

In Communication: Its Art and Soul, we contrast Jewish thought with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society.

This excellent 6-part series, with CME certification and CE certification for Medical and Mental Health professionals, begins on Tuesday, January 23rd and continues for six consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9pm. For further information call 760-943-8891, email or sign up at

Haftarah Overview

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Amos  2:6-3:8

The prophesies of Amos stressed the obligations of the people of Israel that arise from being the elected of Hashem. During Amos' life, there was prosperity and relative peace, but widespread idolatry also existed. There was a concentration of wealth but also corruption and immorality.

(Some things seem never to change.)

The phrase "for a pair of shoes" relates to the selling of Joseph and the corresponding belief that the brothers bought shoes with the money received. The greatest sin - according to Amos - was the oppression of the poor. Amos speaks out against the lack of shame of those who continue to  oppress the poor. In later verses (5:14-15) Amos wrote: "Seek good and not evil, love good and hate evil, and establish justice in the gates."

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: Chassidus Basics – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Tami Belfer, Julia Horowitz, Muka Eilfort,  and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Ed and Leah Estrin and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Vera Medvinsky, Ama Levin, Estelle Kupchin, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

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


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 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 your request.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info.

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  Or you can find more information or book through our website: 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 has been ‘growing’. 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, 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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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!

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