MoTAS Weekly for 5/10/17: Support the Sisterhood Shabbat

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. SISTERHOOD SHABBAT VOLUNTEERS – FRI MAY 12
  2. MAY DINING DOES GOOD – LAS HADAS ON MAY 22
  3. JUNE SHABBABAQUE: REGISTRATION OPEN / VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  4. MOTAS ELECTION RESULTS
  5. MOTAS 2017 ANNUAL APPEAL – RESPOND TODAY
  6. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: PAINTING TEMPLE GATES
  7. HELPING YOUNGER JEWISH MEN AND WOMEN FIND JOBS
  8. IN CLOSING


1. SISTERHOOD SHABBAT VOLUNTEERS – FRI MAY12

The Sisterhood Shabbat is THIS FRIDAY, May 12. Just as Sisterhood helpedus out with our Shabbat, we help them with theirs. Sisterhood has requestedMoTAS to help with setup and cleanup for that evening’s Oneg. If you will beable to help, please contact Roger atroger_j_lowe@sbcglobal.net.Note that there is also a community shabbat dinner that night — you can buy adinner or bring your own.Click here for more information.

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2. MAY DINING DOES GOOD – LAS HADAS ON MAY22

Our May “Dining Does Good” will be Monday, May 22 at Las Hadasin Northridge in support of MoTAS and the Confirmation Class/L’Taken.You can find a flyer for the event athttps://wp.tasnorthridge-motas.org/activities/dining/.We really encourage you to come and support these events: we raise a littleextra funds for various groups, but more importantly, we come together andbreak bread as a Temple family on a regular basis. It is a real joy to walkinto a neighborhood restaurant and see your Temple friends, to sit down andshare a table and talk. This is the heart and goal of MoTAS: BuildingRelationships.

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3. JUNE SHABBABAQUE: REGISTRATION OPEN /VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Signups are now open for first Shabbabeque of the summer on Friday, June16th. Shabbabaque starts with an outdoor service in the TAS amphitheatre at6:15pm, featuring music from our rockin’ TAS House Band. This is followedat 7:15pm by a delicious barbeque dinner. Meat items will include turkeyburgers, sirloin burgers, and Hebrew National hot dogs. Vegetarian items willinclude veggie patties, green and yellow squash roasted with garlic, and bakedpotatoes. Afterwards, there will be a wonderful Sisterhood oneg. The full menuis on the Shabbabaque eventpage. Our goal is for everyone to be happy. If you have special dietaryneeds, please contact us at the email address below.

The next Shabbabeque is:

  • Date: Friday, June 16, 2017
    • 6:15 PM Service
    • 7:15 PM Shabbabeque Dinner
  • Cost: $11 Adults / $7 Children (+$5 for registrations after Weds., 6/14 at noon)
  • How to Register:
    • Online Registrations:Clickhere or visit http://shab-bbq.tasnorthridge-motas.org/to register. You may pay by credit card, or mail your check in advance or bringit to the event.
    • Telephone Registrations. You may register bycalling the MoTAS Voicemail at (641) 715-3900 Ext. 430235#, the Temple Officeat (818) 360-2258, or emailingshab-bbq@tasnorthridge-motas.org.Note that registrations received after Weds6/14 at 6PM are an additional $5.
  • Questions? Contact shab-bbq@tasnorthridge-motas.org

Pre-reservation for this event is strongly encouraged; anextremely-limited number of tickets are available at the door.

To volunteer to help at the event, visithttps://motascybermaven.eventbee.com/event?eid=174358872.

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4. MOTAS ELECTION RESULTS

At last Sunday’s MoTAS meeting, elections were held for our 2017-2018officer slate. The following fine individuals were elected:

  • President: Frank Soronow
  • VP: Bill Shapiro
  • VP: Howard Miller
  • Secretary: Hal Bass
  • Treasurer: Roger Lowe

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5. MOTAS 2017 ANNUAL APPEAL – RESPONDTODAY

In 2012, ignoring the objections of our accountant, the Menof TAS eliminated the dues requirement for membership. We moved to an inclusivemodel where every man in TAS is part of the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom. Sincewe don’t have dues, we don’t have steady revenue. So, every year Menof TAS asks you to support our work financially. It is through your annualcontribution that we are able to make our annual contribution to the Temple’sgeneral fund, to support our breakfasts, and to fund our variousactivities.

By now, youshould have received your appeal reminder in the mail. We urge you to respondand help our great organization continue to support TAS and the member ofMoTAS. You can also find the message on our support page athttp://support.tasnorthridge-motas.org/.On that page, you can find a printable donation form that you can mail in, aswell as a link to contribute online.

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See your friends and fellow congregants that have reallystepped up to support us on our website’s Wall of Honor athttp://wallofhonor.tasnorthridge-motas.org/.Join the Wall of Honor yourself by donating 100 or more shekels (dollars). Yourgenerous gift will provide fun events for all Temple members, kids to adults,teachers and staff. Continue to repair and improve our facilities. Mostimportantly, it will help us continue teaching and living the Jewish valuesthat guide and enrich all our lives.

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6. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: PAINTING TEMPLEGATES

Volunteers are need to paint the metal gates located at TAS Northridge.They are currently painted all back. We need to touch up some rusted spots.Additionally we will be painting the Hebrew letter on the gates gold. Thesewere the gates that were formerly mounted on the wall at the entrance. Allmaterial costs will be covered by Men of TAS. If you are available to help,please contact Frank at president@tasnorthridge-motas.org.

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7. HELPING YOUNGER JEWISH MEN AND WOMEN FINDJOBS

Frank Soronow had a meeting with David Katz, Executive Director, Hillel818. Hillel 818 serves the campuses at California State University, Northridge,Pierce College & Los Angeles Valley College. The number one need of hisstudents is getting a job. MoTAS and TAS Northridge can provide significantvalue by helping our next generation prepare resumes, practice interviewing,find opportunities, and close the deal.

Imagine the positive feeling we could create. We would be to meetcandidates at Shabbat services. Together we sing, pray and get our candidate onthe road to employment.

Talk with the students and parents you know. Let them know we arelooking for candidates to help. Have the students email Frank atpresident@tasnorthridge-motas.orgto set up a phone call and time to meet.

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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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