MoTAS Weekly for 8/24/16: Shabbabathanks, Squares, Sherman, Sports, Shirts, Sticky Syrup, Salami, and Something New

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. SHABBABAQUE: THANK YOUS
  2. FOOTBALL SQUARES: JUST A FEW LEFT
  3. GOLF TOURNAMENT (MON 9/19): SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU
  4. ALLAN SHERMAN CONCERT (SAT 10/29): TICKETING IS NOW OPEN
  5. PANCAKE BREAKFAST (SUN 9/11): VOLUNTEER CALL
  6. MOTAS DRESS SHIRTS: IS THERE INTEREST?
  7. DINING DOES GOOD: WEILERS DELI (MON 9/12)
  8. SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING (SUN 9/18)
  9. IN CLOSING


1. SHABBABAQUE: THANK YOUS

A big MoTAS Thank You to everyone who volunteered to help with the Shabbabaque: Howard Miller, for stepping up to coordinate this Shabbabaque, and to all the shoppers, set-up-ers, servers, and cleaners: Lee Baum,Yvonne Biggar,Les Birken,Bob Brostoff, Karen Davis,Daniel Faigin,Dave Friedman,Larry Hoffman,Bob Levine,Steven Lockshin,Barry Mann, Kathy Pullman,Sarah Sculler, David Silverman,Frank Soronow, Shelly Spector,Robert Spier,Ben Tenn, Mike Thornhill,Alia Yollis,and Scott Yollis. Apologies to anyone who was left off the list.

As with any event, there were things that worked well, and things we could improve. We are already discussing them to make next summer’s Shabbabaque even better, but if you have comments, feel free to send them to your erstwhile Weekly author, faigin@cahighways.org, and we’ll distribute them to the right parties.

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2. FOOTBALL SQUARES: JUST A FEW LEFT

We’re just a few weeks away from the start of Monday Night Football, and there are only a few spaces left on the board. Ensure your space now! Buy a football square. It’s an easy way to support TAS and possibly win a little back. $50 gets you a random square on the board, where randomized rows and columns have the digits 0 through 9. During Monday Night Football season, match the last digit of the home and away team scores in a quarter and win! More information, complete rules, online signup, and signup forms are available at http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org, or contact Bob Levine (818-271-1282, tasboblevine@gmail.com) or Kathy Pullman (gridmaven@tasnorthridge-motas.org). Forms are also available in the Temple Foyer. Funds raised by the Sports Squares programs are used to fund specific needs that are often unfunded, and expenditures are distinct from MoTAS’ general fund contributions. Registration closes at 6:00 PM on Friday, September 9.

As you recall, the net proceeds for the Football Squares goes to support TAS projects that cannot be funded, either adequately, or at all, by current temple budgeting. It is your support that makes these things happen. As a result of your participation and support, the temple has had a major overhaul to the kitchen, and we have been able to offer more campership funds to allow our youth to go to Jewish camp in the summer.

Please support us this year, as you have in the past. All the information about the game, as well as sign-up instructions, are available at our website:

http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org

We hope you can see your way to be part of our team this season. You might win some money, but the temple is the big winner. A warm thank-you from the Men of TAS.

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3. GOLF TOURNAMENT (MON 9/19): SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU

The 2016 Annual MoTAS Charity Golf Tournament is the main fundraiser for MoTAS, and provides the funds that give us the ability to do all the good we do. It is vital that every member of MoTAS help us with the Golf Tournament. Helping is easy, and you don’t even need to be a golfer. Here are some ways that you can help:

  • Play. Come out and play at the tournament. Entries are $215 per player. Even if you can’t or don’t play, you can recruit your friends and co-workers to play. Bring in a foursome.
  • Sponsor. Companies and individuals can sponsor the tournament, starting at $180 for a Tee sign and going up. This is a great way for a corporation or local business to show their support. Sponsorships at the Corporate level and above include player spots, and all include advertising in the TAS Tournament Program.
  • Advertise. Everyone can participate in the tournament program: 3 line messages are only $18, and honorarium/memorial ads are $36. Draw local businesses in to advertise, and build their relationship with the TAS community-prices start at $36 for a business card ad to $250 for a full page ad.
  • Donate. We need prize and silent auction items. Get a local restaurant or theatre to donate a dinner/show, and advertise in the Tournament Program. Donate those sports tickets you aren’t using. Donation letters are available from the Golf Tournament website.
  • Volunteer. We need people to volunteer to staff games at the hotels and help with checkin and event logistics, as well as shopping before the event. If you are able to volunteer all or part of the day, please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/motas-golf16-vol.
  • Spread the Word. Spread the word about this event to our sibling Brotherhoods, Mens Clubs, and Synagogues. Similar groups that bring in players can receive a portion of the signup fee — win-win for all involved!

The tournament is Monday, September 19, 2016. More information, including online and printable signup forms and donation forms, is available at http://golf.tasnorthridge-motas.org or call Barry Mann at 818-360-8881 .

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4. ALLAN SHERMAN CONCERT (SAT 10/29): TICKETING IS NOW OPEN

Before “Weird Al” Yankovic there was another “Al” – Allan Sherman – who became an instant celebrity in 1962 when he sang and recorded his devilishly clever parody lyrics on the album “My Son, The Folk Singer.” His zany songs hit just the right nerve with the American public and his first three Warner Bros. albums shot to Number One. Linden’s show is a tribute to the man and his music. MoTAS and TAS Sisterhood will be hosting a joint concert in tribute to Allan Sherman on Saturday, October 29, at 8pm (with a dessert reception to follow). Pricing is $25 for adults, $18 for children 18 and under, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, including online ticketing, visit http://www.tasnorthridge-motas.org/activities/sherman/.

This event is open to the general public. Please spread the word to all your friends who love Allan Sherman. It is sure to be a great night.

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5. PANCAKE BREAKFAST (SUN 9/11): VOLUNTEER CALL

On Sunday, September 11, join the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom starting at 8:45 AM in the Social Hall as we host our traditional Pancake Breakfast for the first day of religious school. The morning provides you the opportunity to learn about the different ways to get involved with TAS and strengthen that relationship. As parents, we are the role models for our children. If we get involved with the synagogue, we’re demonstrating to our children the value of involvement.

If you would like to volunteer to help at the PancakeBreakfast, please RSVP online athttp://tinyurl.com/motas-pancake16.

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6. MOTAS DRESS SHIRTS: IS THERE INTEREST?

When MoTAS does something, we like to do it right. This includes dressing appropriate for Shabbat and events. To that end, we’re exploring purchasing white dress shirts embroidered with the MoTAS logo. These shirts could be worn at Shabbabaques, the MoTAS Shabbat, the Man of the Year dinner, and at any temple event we want to promote MoTAS while looking a bit more formal than a T-Shirt.

Pricing depends on how many we order, but we’re looking at anywhere between $20 and $30 a shirt. Here’s one example at around $20, and here’s another.

If you would be interested in ordering such a shirt, please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/motas-shirt-survey.

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7. DINING DOES GOOD: WEILERS DELI (MON 9/12)

MoTAS is bringing back a regular dining out night, where local restaurants donate a percentage of your bill back to MoTAS. Each dining out night MoTAS will partner with a temple group and split any proceeds. This is an easy and fun way to socialize while raising funds. Our first “Dining Does Good” will be all day, Monday, September 12 at Weilers in Northridge. Information and a printable flyer may be found at http://www.tasnorthridge-motas.org/activities/dining/.

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8. SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING (SUN 9/18)

Frank has started planning for our first formal meeting of the year, and it should be good. I’m hearing tales of Jackie Mason and Hal Bass, which is an intriguing combination. So mark your calendars for Sunday, September 18 at the usual time — 8:45 AM for breakfast, 9:00 AM for the activity summary, and 10 AM for the speaker. That day is also a Temple Open House, so bring a friend to the open house and to the meeting.

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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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