·The Chabad Community Eiruv is under the Hechsher /Supervision of Harav Sholom Blank of Miami, Florida, a world renown expert in Hilchos Eruvin. Our Eiruv is in accordance with shitas H’Rambam and Shulchan Aruch Harav (Alter Rebbe).
·The Eiruv is checked weekly by a member of the Eiruv committee to insure that it is Kosher.
·We have set up a special Eiruv page on our website which will reflect the parameters of the Eiruv as well as the status if the Eiruv is KOSHER/USABLE or PASUL/UNUSABLE .
·IT IS THE OBLIGATION OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL TO CHECK WEEKLY WITH OUR OFFICE OR WEBSITE, PRIOR TO USING THE EIRUV ON SHABBOS.
·Some Basic Laws of Shabbos Related to an Eiruv
There are 39 general categories of activities of creative work that are prohibited on Shabbos. One of these 39 is "transferring from domain to domain" (also called "carrying"). Basically this means that we do not carry any object -- anything from a piano to a house key -- from a "private domain" (an enclosed area such as a house or a fenced yard) out into a "public domain" (e.g., a city street), or vice versa. We also do not carry an object in a "public domain" for a distance of more than four cubits (about 6 feet). The Rabbis in the time of King Solomon instituted the concept of an Eiruv, a symbolic merging of many properties into one, thus enabling the carrying of objects within that designated area.
In San Antonio, this has been accomplished by utilizing a combination of power lines, fences and ravines to complete the enclosure.
There are over 150 communities in the country that have Eiruvin in their neighborhoods thus allowing families to wheel their infants in strollers to Shul for Shabbat services.
Chabad is excited to provide an Eiruv for its growing number of Sabbath observant members who walk to Shul as well. The Eiruv will include the entire neighborhoods of Churchill Estates and Vista Del Norte, Edgewater as well as the apartments of Landera, Seville and Blanco Crossing. Plans are underway to include the Walker Ranch subdivision as well as the Walker Ranch Apartments in the near future.