MoTAS Weekly for 10/26/16: Allan Sherman Concert **SATURDAY** / Mitzvah Day **SUNDAY**

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. LAST CHANCE: ALLAN SHERMAN CONCERT **SATURDAY**
  2. MOTAS MITZVAH DAY PROJECTS – HELP NEEDED **SUNDAY**
  3. MOTAS NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING – SUNDAY NOV 13
  4. DINING DOES GOOD: CHIS CHINESE – MONDAY NOV 14
  5. CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE FOOD SERVICE – SUNDAY NOV 20
  6. PLANNING FOR JEWISH CHRISTMAS – SUNDAY DEC 25
  7. IN CLOSING


1. LAST CHANCE: ALLAN SHERMAN CONCERT **SATURDAY**

sherman-flyer-v2Does the following sound familiar?

Hello Muddah, hello Fadduh,
Here I am at Camp Grenada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we’ll have some fun if it stops raining.

How about this song, which always makes me think of Rabbi Lutz

We’ll call him Barry, Barry.
That’ll be the baby’s name.
We thought of Lance or Josh,
But, oh, my gosh,
They’re not the same.
But if it’s Barry, Barry,
That’s a name with style and grace.
And if he’s not a he,
It still could be
Like in Barrie Chase.

If you remember those songs, then either (a) you’re old like me, or (b) you grew up listening to them on Dr. Demento. If you don’t know those songs, you should. Allan Sherman was one of the most popular parody artists of the 1960s, and was the inspiration for modern parody artists like Weird Al Yankovic. Sherman 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.

On Saturday, October 29, MoTAS and Sisterhood will be hosting a special tribute concert to Allan Sherman starring Linden Waddell. The concert starts at 8pm (with a dessert reception to follow). Early Bird Pricing has ended; online tickets, and phone and email advance registrations are $27 for adults, $18 for children 18 and under. Tickets are $30 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are available and provide the best seats. For more information, including online ticketing, visit http://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 spread the word to all your friends who love Allan Sherman. It is sure to be a great night.

We also need volunteers to help check people in, setup the dessert reception and clean up afterwards. If you are able to volunteer, please RSVP at http://motascybermaven.eventbee.com/event?eid=138541155. Note: Volunteer registration is separate from ticketing or reservations for the show itself.

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2. MOTAS MITZVAH DAY PROJECTS – HELP NEEDED **SUNDAY**

For Mitzvah Day, MoTAS will be cleaning the exterior of ovens and range in kitchen:

The following supplies will be needed for this task:

  • Leather Gloves (or High Temp approved plastic)
  • Scrapers and putty knives
  • Drills. We can attach a fine wire cup brush to a drill. With a little olive oil, the fine bristles cut right through the grease.
  • Fine wire (soft metal) and nylon bushes.
  • SOS pads
  • Scotch brite pads

The plan is not to use any toxic or harsh chemicals. We will use olive oil, vinegar, soap and water.

For the range:

  1. Remove grates and wire brush. Season with olive oil.
  2. Remove drip pans and clean.
  3. Remove burners and clean as needed.
  4. Scrub back splash and shelf with fine wire brush and olive oil.
  5. Doors: scrub with fine wire brush, steel wool or scotch bright pad as needed. Some knobs are plastic and should be cleaned gently.

For the ovens:

  • Wipe down tops with water and towels.
  • Doors: scrub with fine wire brush, steel wool, scotch bright pad, Dobie pad as needed. All knobs are plastic and should be cleaned gently.

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3. MOTAS NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING – SUNDAY NOV 13

The next MoTAS Membership meeting is Sunday, November 13. As usual, it will begin with breakfast at 8:45 am, with the meeting proper starting at 9:00 am. Frank has indicated that the plan is to have a program with music and speakers via video, followed by a discussion.

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4. DINING DOES GOOD: CHIS CHINESE – MONDAY NOV 14

Our November “Dining Does Good” will be on Monday, November 14 at Chi’s Chinese, 9635 Reseda Blvd in Northridge, from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM. Present a flyer when you dine or take-out, and MoTAS and the TAS ECEC will split 20% of your bill. 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 November Menorah, and in the weekly eblasts.

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5. CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE FOOD SERVICE – SUNDAY NOV 20

On Sunday, November 20, Sisterhood will be having their annual Holiday Boutique, and as usual, MoTAS will be providing the food service. If you will be able to volunteer and help on this day, please RSVP at http://motascybermaven.eventbee.com/event?eid=199842715.

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6. PLANNING FOR JEWISH CHRISTMAS – SUNDAY DEC 25

We are currently in the planning stages for our Jewish Christmas activity, also known as a movie and Chinese food. This year, Christmas Eve is the first night of Chanukah, and Christmas Day (and hence, dinner on Christmas) is the 2nd night of Chanukah. Last year, we made a reservation at Hunan Garden and had a group dinner with a fixed menu and fixed costs. This year, owning to the confluence of holidays, we have two options:

  1. Go Out for Chinese. Do what we did last year: coordinate a menu with the restaurant, pay in advance, and all meet for dinner at a specified time.
  2. Latke Party/Take Out Chinese. In the spirit of the Holiday, we’ll have potluck latkes (bring your batter), and bring in Chinese food (again, pre-ordered). For this, we would need a volunteer to provide a house to host.

As we did last year, we’ll pick a small set of movies and coordiante showings so we can meet as groups for the difference shows, before we meet for discussion and dinner.

If you have a particular preference for what we should do, please drop an email to faigin@cahighways.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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