- MoTAS SHABBAT – FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
- SUPERBOWL SQUARES ARE ON SALE
- FEBRUARY SPEAKER MEETING: LEARN HOW THE COURT SYSTEM WORKS, FEB 7, 2016
- PURIM CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS – MARCH 13, 2016
- MENS HANGOUT WITH RABBI LUTZ – MARCH 13
- IN CLOSING
The MoTAS Shabbat is now less than two weeks away. Bob Levine has been coordinating the participants, Daniel’s been writing his D’var Torah, and we’ve determined who the Man of the Year will be. Now all we need is you.
Join MoTAS in worship on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the annual MoTAS Shabbat. At this service we’ll celebrate the contributions of MoTAS, and learn why MoTAS is so important in the life of many men of the congregation. The service will be led by the members of MoTAS, with special MoTAS musical accompaniment. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Monday Night Football season is over, and the Superbowl is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to buy a Superbowl Square. By buying a square, you can help Temple Ahavat Shalom while potentially rewarding yourself. You can find the rules of the game, register and pay online, or find a form that you can print and mail in, at http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org/.
The cost is still $18 per space. You may get up to three for yourself and up to three for your spouse. Once again, the tie-breaker procedure will be in effect to allow for winners in spaces that are not sold. The tie-breaker is the total number of points both teams score in the game. You get one number (regardless of how many squares you have) and your spouse, if playing, gets one number (regardless of how many squares spouse has).
We have added one wrinkle this year, in our attempt to make the game fairer to all. We are eliminating permutations of the 0, the 3, and the 7 from the board (that is, 0/0, 0/3, 0/7, 3/0, 3/3, 3/7, 7/0, 7/3, and 7/7). As a result, there are only 91 spaces available, not 100. If any of these is a win, we will go to the tie-breaker to determine who wins for that space.
The payouts will still be based on a 100 square board: $180 each for the first three quarters, and $360 for the final score. If there are multiple winners, the prize fund will be allocated. Tie-breakers will be ordered starting with the exact score and then to the nearest closest, etc. You can win only one tie-breaker, even if several quarters need them.
Go to http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org to purchase your space(s).
The California Court systems has multiple levels and types of courts. On speaker on Sunday morning, February 7, 2016 will be TAS Member Aaron Weissman, who will discuss the differences between the courts, and present information on how to use the court system effectively and efficiently. Aaron J. Weissman has practiced in civil and business litigation for over 33 years, emphasizing civil law and motion and appellate practice. Mr. Weissman has been a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and American Bar Association since 1983, a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association since 2008 and has served as a Volunteer Grader of Moot Court Appellate Briefs for the American Bar Association since 2008. Mr. Weissman is also a candidate for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge in the 2016 elections.
As always, before the speaker, we will have our scrumptions MoTAS breakfast and our review of upcoming activities. Join us at 8:45 AM for Breakfast, with the event review starting at 9:00 AM. The speaker starts at 10AM.
Due to the Purim Carnival, we have moved the March meeting up one week to March 6, 2016. Our speaker in March will be Rosalyn Kahn on “Reducing Stress”. Rosalyn writes: “What if there is way that you could turn stress into your friend vs your enemy. This is not a fantasy ….this is reality. Come out and listen to Rosalyn Kahn sharing the research from Shawn Anchor a leading researcher on Happiness and Kelly McGonigal’s talk Stress is Your Friend as well as her own experience from her book on Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World.’”
The Purim Carnival is scheduled for Sunday, March 13th, if El Nino cooperates. MoTAS traditionally has provided the food service for this event. If you are available and willing to volunteer to help, please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/motas-purim16
Mark your calendar now for our next Mens Hangout, which will be at Rabbi Lutz’s house on March 13 at 6:00 PM. We’re coordinating the dinner menu now, and will soon have up the signup page.
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!