MoTAS Weekly for 9/21/16: Fighting Deniers of History, Enjoying Classic Parodies, and BBQ in the Sukkah

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING (SUN 10/9): MOTAS GOES TO THE MOVIES
  2. ALLAN SHERMAN CONCERT (SAT 10/29): TICKETING IS NOW OPEN
  3. SUKKAH CONSTRUCTION APPROACHES (SUN 10/16)
  4. OCTOBER DINING OUT: BBQ IN THE SUKKAH (MON 10/17)
  5. MOTAS DRESS SHIRTS: IS THERE INTEREST?
  6. IN CLOSING

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

Instead of our normal monthly meeting, in October MoTAS is facilitatingan outing to see the new movie Denial, followed by a facilitateddiscussion. Denial is a very timely movie this election year, about a man who makes up what he believes to be the truth, backs it up with fabricated historical research, and then sues in court (for libel) anyone who claims he is lying. In this case, the man was David Irving, and the “truth” he was telling was that the Holocaust never happened. He sued, in British court, Dr. Deborah Lipstadt who had written a book about him showing how he was lying. We wouldn’t see that happen today, however — after all, we would catch on to anyone who was regularly lying about history.

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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2. 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 hisdevilishly clever parody lyrics on the album “My Son, The Folk Singer.” Hiszany songs hit just the right nerve with the American public and his firstthree Warner Bros. albums shot to Number One. Linden’s show is a tribute to theman 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 dessertreception to follow). Pricing is $25 for adults, $18 for children 18 and under,and sponsorship opportunities are available.For more information, including onlineticketing, visithttp://www.tasnorthridge-motas.org/activities/sherman/. You can also make reservations by emailing shermantickets@tasnorthridge-motas.org or by leaving a message at (641) 715-3900 Ext. 430235# .

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

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3. SUKKAH CONSTRUCTION APPROACHES (SUN 10/16)

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 earlytime — 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. Bringyour hex wrenches, zip-ties, wire cutters, and most importantly, gloves, andcome out and help. I find this one of the most fun activities of the MoTASyear—men working together to build something. Come join us for thefun.

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4. OCTOBER DINING OUT: BBQ IN THE SUKKAH (MON 10/17)

Our October dining out will be on the first day of Sukkot, so what better thing to do than to go get take-out BBQ from Rosies in Northridge, and bring it back to eat in your sukkah. Present a flyer when you pick it up, and MoTAS and the Caring Community will split 15% of your bill. Don’t have a sukkah, eat in the restaurant, and we’ll earn 20%. Rosie’s has moved from their location on Tampa to a new and improved location on Corbin, just N of Nordhoff St (i.e., N of the Target, not Lowe’s). There is more information, as well as a printable flyer (just click on the image) at http://www.tasnorthridge-motas.org/activities/dining. You will also find the flyer in the Temple foyer, in the October Menorah, and in the weekly eblasts.

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5. MOTAS DRESS SHIRTS: IS THEREINTEREST?

When MoTAS does something, we like to do it right. This includesdressing appropriate for Shabbat and events. To that end, we’re exploringpurchasing white dress shirts embroidered with the MoTAS logo. These shirtscould 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 moreformal than a T-Shirt.

Pricing depends on how many we order, but we’re looking at anywherebetween $20 and $30 a shirt. Here’soneexample at around $20, andhere’sanother.

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

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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 athttp://www.tasnorthridge-motas.org/and participate. Sign up for our action alert list athttp://tinyurl.com/motas-action-alert.We want to serve all the men of Temple Ahavat Shalom and welcome newparticipants from the TAS membership. Joinour Facebook group and”follow“our website. Come be part ofthe Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom!

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