In This Issue:
- DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING – SUN DEC 10
- MOTAS SHABBAT – FRI JAN 5
- HELP NEEDED – POTENTIAL CHANUKAH PARTY – SUN DEC 17
- HOLD THE DATE – JEWISH XMAS DINNER – MON DEC 25
- HOLD THE DATE – TU B’SHEVAT SEDER – SUN JAN 28
- IN CLOSING
1. DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING – SUN DEC 10
Our next membership meeting will be Sunday, December 10. We’ll be starting, as usual, with our delicious MoTAS breakfast. This will be followed by a short business meeting where we’ll report on what has been happing in the congregation, plan for our upcoming events, and lay the groundwork for our MoTAS Shabbat on January 5. This will also be your first opportunity to purchase Superbowl Squares.
We will then adjourn to the sanctuary, where we’ll join the religious school for their Chanukah Play.
2. MOTAS SHABBAT – FRI JAN 5
MoTAS Shabbat – Friday, January 5, 2018. Once a year TAS celebrates the contributions of MoTAS at the MoTAS Shabbat. This is a special Shabbat service that is primarily led by the members of MoTAS and open to the entire congregation. If you are a male member of TAS and would like to participate in the service, please contact Bob Levine, at email@example.com. Please let him know if you want to read Hebrew. You can also RSVP online at https://motascybermaven.eventbee.com/event?eid=101168013; use a middle initial of “H” if you want to read Hebrew. You can also call Daniel at (818) 438-5781 and the message will get to Bob. Participants meet early at 6:30 PM; the service starts at 7:00 PM.
Note: We will be forming a “men’s chorale,” no experience or special talent required, to participate in the musical stuff. Please let Bob know if you would like to participate.
3. HELP NEEDED – POTENTIAL CHANUKAH PARTY – SUN DEC 17
We are currently in the planning stages for a MoTAS Chanuakah Party on Sunday, December 17. We’re currently looking at this as an afternoon/early evening potluck/hangout. In particular, we’re looking for someone to volunteer a house. This is one of the intermediate nights of Chanukah. If you can volunteer a house, or are interested, please let Daniel know at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he’ll get the information to the right people.
4. HOLD THE DATE – JEWISH XMAS DINNER – MON DEC 25
We’re all familiar with the concept of the Jewish Xmas: the traditional “movie and Chinese Food” on Christmas day. This will be open to the family. We’ll pick a few movies and times to coordinate MoTAS families meeting up, but people will be responsible for their own tickets. We’re in the process of developing a fixed-price menu with Mandarin King in Northridge. Once that is done, we’ll set up an eventbee and collect funds. We meet at the restaurant at a designated time — with no wait because we’ll have a reservation. We’ll then have traditional Chinese food and enjoy each other’s company. Right now, Daniel is just waiting to hear back from the restaurant. We’re anticipating a price of $20-$22, including tax and tip.
For those interested in football, we might also coordinate a football get together after dinner, for those that want, if someone volunteers their house and big screen (the Temple will be closed to allow the maintenance staff to celebrate the holiday with their families). Contact Bob Levine at email@example.com if you would be interested in this.
P.S.: Speaking of football, the little birdie who is normally on the golf course tells me that Superbowl Squares will go on sale the week after the ACSAC conference, that is, starting at the Sunday, December 10th meeting.
5. HOLD THE DATE – TU B’SHEVAT SEDER – SUN JAN 28
TAS has traditionally not done much for Tu B’Shevat, and MoTAS would like to change that. A Tu B’Shevat Seder is a kabbalistic tradition that follows the structure of the seder to celebrate all that we get from trees. It is a service with wine, fruit, nuts, and other tree products, with fruit pies in the middle. We have the service done, and are working with the Cantor on the music. There will be a small charge to cover the food, which Roger is currently pricing out. This will be open to the TAS community. The current plan is for this to be Sunday, January 28 in the afternoon at TAS. An eventbee will be set up as soon as we have the pricing done.
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!