MoTAS Weekly for 9/14/16: September and October Membership Meetings, and Much More

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING / OPEN HOUSE (SUN 9/18)
  2. OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING (SUN 10/9): MOTAS GOES TO THE MOVIES
  3. LAST CALL – GOLF TOURNAMENT (MON 9/19)
  4. ALLAN SHERMAN CONCERT (SAT 10/29): TICKETING IS NOW OPEN
  5. MOTAS DRESS SHIRTS: IS THERE INTEREST?
  6. SUKKAH CONSTRUCTION APPROACHES (SUN 10/16)
  7. SHORT UPDATES: PANCAKE BREAKFAST / DINING OUT / FOOTBALL SQUARES
  8. IN CLOSING

1. SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING / OPEN HOUSE (SUN9/18)

This Sunday, September 18 is our first membership meeting of the programming year. Frank has been telling 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. Come and learn about our exciting plans for 2016-2017. That Sunday is also a Temple Open House, so bring a friend to the open house and to the meeting.

Note: We will be stuffing the bags for Monday’s Golf Tournament after the meeting, so volunteer help will be appreciated.

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2. OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING (SUN 10/9): MOTASGOES TO THE MOVIES

Instead of our normal monthly meeting, in October MoTAS is facilitating an outing to see the new movie Denial, followed by a facilitated discussion…

The Movie:

  • Denial, a docudrama about the battle between Dr. Deborah Lipstadt and David Irving about his attempt to deny that the Holocaust ever happened. Based on the acclaimed book “Denial: Holocaust History on Trial”, DENIAL recounts Dr. Deborah Lipstadt’s (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. You can see a trailer for the movie at YouTube.

The Plan:

  • 12:30pm … Meet at TAS for Announcements and background
  • 2:00 pm … Movie at AMC Promenade (1h50m +)
  • 4:30 pm … Reconvene at TAS for snacks and facilitated discussion

The Cost:

  • Group Tix+Discussion/Refreshments: $14.50 Adults, $11.00 Children
  • Discussion/Refreshments Only: $5
  • Plus $1 for Eventbee Registrations
  • Open to All TAS Members

How to RSVP:

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3. LAST CALL – GOLF TOURNAMENT (MON9/19)

The 2016 Annual MoTAS Charity Golf Tournament isMONDAY:

  • We Need Players. 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. You can register at the door.
  • We Need Volunteers. 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.

The tournament is Monday, September 19, 2016;registration opens at ~8:00 AM. The event is at the Calabasas Country Club,4515 Park Entrada, Calabasas, CA 91302. More information, including online and printable signup forms and donation forms, is available at http://golf.tasnorthridge-motas.orgor call Barry Mann at 818-360-8881 .

Note: We will be stuffing the bags for Monday’s Golf Tournament after the meeting, so volunteer help will be appreciated.

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4. ALLAN SHERMAN CONCERT (SAT 10/29): TICKETINGIS 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 intribute 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, visithttp://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. MOTAS DRESS SHIRTS: IS THEREINTEREST?

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’sanother.

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

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6. SUKKAH CONSTRUCTION APPROACHES (SUN10/16)

The approach of the High Holidays means it is nearly time to build aSukkah. Mark your calendar for the Sunday October 16th, at a special early time — 8:00 AM. That morning, we’ll gather together under the watchful eye(and voice) of our Sukkah Foreman, Robert Levin, to build our Sukkah. Bring your hex wrenches, zip-ties, wire cutters, and most importantly, gloves, and come out and help. I find this one of the most fun activities of the MoTAS year—men working together to build something. Come join us for the fun.

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7. SHORT UPDATES: PANCAKE BREAKFAST / DINING OUT/ FOOTBALL SQUARES

Pancake Breakfast: Thank you to all the men (and a few women) who came out and helped to make this year’s Pancake Breakfast a success. The pancakes were extra delicious, and parents and children had a great timechowing down on a great breakfast for no charge. This is how MoTAS does welcoming. A list of volunteers was unavailable at press time, but thanks toall who were there. A big thank you to our new President, Frank Soronow, for coordinating this activity.

Dining Out: The numbers aren’t in yet, but based on the number of TAS folks we saw when we had dinner, our first MoTAS Dining Out night was a success. Not only did we raise money for a good cause, we got to break bread with friends and family. Watch this space next week for the announcement of our October dining out (which won’t be on Yom Kippur — you needn’t worry). Our plans in October are to partner with the Caring Community. Thank you to Barry Mann for coordinating this activity.

Football Squares: Thanks to our last minute purchasers at the Pancake Breakfast, we were able to completely fill the Football Squares board.This means full payouts for the players, as well as full contributions for Temple groups and activities. Alas, our new-to-some-of-us hometown LA Rams weren’t as lucky in their first outing. Remember that results from each game are mailed out, as well as being posted on http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org/.Checks are mailed out by the bank after the game, so remember that (a) they can take up to two weeks after the game to arrive, and (b) the check looks like a bill from Chase, so don’t throw it away. Congratulations to all the winners,and thank you to our Gridmasters, Bob and Kathy, for running this activity.

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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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