MoTAS Weekly for 10/21/15: Lakers Tickets for Auction! / 50th Anniversary Speaker in November

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. LAKERS TICKETS UP FOR AUCTION
  2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE FOOD SERVICE
  3. SPECIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY SPEAKER: HAL DAUM, NOVEMBER 8, 2015
  4. SIGN UP FOR MOTAS ACTION ALERTS
  5. MANLY MITZVOT FOR MITZVAH DAY
  6. IN CLOSING

1. LAKERS TICKETS UP FOR AUCTION

Four tickets to the Sunday November 1 Los Angeles Lakers game against the Dallas Mavericks have been generously donated to the Men of TAS by Barry and Cathy Pearlman. The game is at 6:30. It is the start of a new season and the Lakers will be in contention for the division title!

These seats are exceptionally located in Section 119, Row 18W, Seats 11-14 near the free throw line. That is only 18 rows above the playing floor. The ticket value is $274 per seat for a total of $1096.

The Men of TAS are offering these tickets to the highest email bidder at an initial bid of $550. Bids can be emailed to Howard Miller,hmiller12@socal.rr.com, along with your name and phone number. A request to know the current high bid can be made via the same email address. All bidding will be closed promptly at noon Pacific Time on Sunday October 24. All funds earned in this auction will go to MoTAS to support our TAS community.

Donations like this are a great opportunity to support TAS and its organizations (such as MoTAS) and receive a charitable tax deduction. If you have tickets to future sporting or entertainment events that you would like to see auctioned, please contact the MoTAS President, president@tasnorthridge-motas.org. If you are donating the tickets for the Temple at large, or another TAS organization (such as the ECEC or Sisterhood), please let Daniel know and he will get the appropriate people in touch with you.

MoTAS thanks Barry and Cathy for their generous contribution.

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2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE FOOD SERVICE

Sunday, October 25 is the Sisterhood Holiday Boutique. Normally, MoTAS provides the food service for the event. We need volunteers to help pick up the food and deliver it to the vendors. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Frank Soronow at vp-frank@tasnorthridge-motas.org.

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3. SPECIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY SPEAKER: HAL DAUM, NOVEMBER 8, 2015

As you should be well aware by now, TAS is in the process of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of Temple Ahavat Shalom as the merger of North Valley Reform and Temple Beth Torah of San Fernando Valley. Temple Beth Torah was founded in 1951 in Arleta; North Valley Reform was started in 1962. Hal Daum, at the time, was a student rabbi, and he has the distinction of being the first Rabbi of the newly formed North Valley Reform Temple. Over the years since then, Hal has had a long and varied career, including working in real estate, as a parole officer, and as the Executive Director for a number of congregations. Hal will be sharing stories about the earliest days of TAS.

The November meeting will be Sunday, November 8. Breakfast starts around 8:45AM, followed by our usual activity review at 9AM, and the speaker starting around 10AM. We invite you to join us. There is no cost, although donations are welcome to offset the cost of breakfast.

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4. SIGN UP FOR MOTAS ACTION ALERTS

The last few weeks have demonstrated that MoTAS needs the ability to reach its active members quickly. These are members that regularly come to events, that volunteer, and who are likely to respond to an email message. The last two alerts have gone to the entire male membership of TAS, because we have no other list. Doing that too often runs the risk of becoming SPAM, and as you well know, SPAM is not kosher.

To address this, MoTAS would like to set up an action alert list. We want this list to be OPT IN, meaning we will only subscribe it to you with your permission. You can give us your permission by visiting http://tinyurl.com/motas-action-alert and RSVPing for the list. We will also be contacting recent volunteers and speaker meeting attendees to see if they will give us permission to add them to the list.

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5. MANLY MITZVOT FOR MITZVAH DAY

At the September 20 MoTAS Meeting, we learned about the upcoming Mitzvah Day on November 1st, and the campaign that TAS is embarking upon of “50 Mitzvot for 50 Years”. A number of suggestions were made of possible mitzvot that MoTAS could undertake:

  • Helping homeless men at San Fernando Mission
  • Working with Tree People to replant trees
  • Assising with Pet Orphans
  • Undertaking additional repair work in the TAS kitchen — washing walls and repainting

At this point, MoTAS is looking for two things. First and foremost, we’re looking for a volunteer to coordinate the MoTAS Manly Mitzvah — serving as liasion to the TAS Mitzvah Day committee, and leading the MoTAS effort for Mitzvah Day/50 Mitzvot. Second, we’re looking for your input regarding what MoTAS should do. Does one of the ideas above interest you. Are there other mitzvot you think we should be doing?

Please let us know. You can volunteer, or send your mitzvah suggestions, to president@tasnorthridge-motas.org.

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IN CLOSING

As always, remember that the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom is *your* organization. Keep up to date on our activities at http://www.tasnorthridge-motas.org/ and participate. Sign up for our action alert list at http://tinyurl.com/motas-action-alert. We want to serve all the men of Temple Ahavat Shalom and welcome new participants from the TAS membership. Join our Facebook group and “follow” our website. Come be part of the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom!

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