In This Issue:
- SUN MAY 6 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING: TAS MEMBERSHIP DEMOGRAPHICS
- MON MAY 21 – DINING OUT
- THU MAY 31 – DONATE BEFORE THE MOTAS ANNUAL APPEAL ENDS
- FRI JUN 15 – SHABBABAQUE PLANNING
- IN CLOSING
1. SUN MAY 6 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING: TAS MEMBERSHIP DEMOGRAPHICS
The next monthly meeting will be Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:45am in the Activity Center. This is a week early, in order to avoid Mother’s Day. Join us at 8:45am for our traditional breakfast, followed by a summary of upcoming events.
This will be a speakers meeting. Howard Miller will present the results of an analysis performed in 2016 to investigate the demographics of our temple membership. It considered such aspects as locations of our member families, distributions of membership types, number of kids, age of our members and years of membership. It has been used for discussions on membership planning, dues assistance planning and budget planning. You will find more than a few surprises. Note that the information is at a high level and none is associated with individual members.
This will also be our election meeting. The MoTAS Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of nominees for 2018-2019:
- President: Howard Miller
- VPs: Larry Pfefer, Russ Rapoport
- Treasurer: Roger Lowe
- Secretary: Hal Bass
- Immediate Past President: Frank Soronow
- Cybermaven: Daniel Faigin
If you would like to run against any of these fine folks, please contact Past President Daniel Faigin at email@example.com. Elections will be held at the May MoTAS Meeting
2. MON MAY 21 – DINING OUT
The MoTAS “Dining Does Good” have returned, and this year they support MoTAS 100%! Our May “Dining Does Good” will be Monday, May 21, at Los Toros in Chatsworth. You can find a flyer for the event at https://wp.tasnorthridge-motas.org/activities/dining/. We really encourage you to come and support these events: we raise a little extra funds for our work, but more importantly, we come together and break bread as a Temple family on a regular basis. It is a real joy to walk into a neighborhood restaurant and see your Temple friends, to sit down and share a table and talk. This is the heart and goal of MoTAS: Building Relationships.
3. THU MAY 31 – DONATE BEFORE THE MOTAS ANNUAL APPEAL ENDS
In 2012, the Men of TAS eliminated the dues requirement for membership. We moved to an inclusive model where every man in TAS is part of the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom. Since we don’t have dues, we don’t have steady revenue. So, every year Men of TAS asks you to support our work financially. We need every man in the congregation who supports the work we do to contribution and show your support. Whether is it $18, $180, or $1800 — whatever the amount — your participation is a vote for MoTAS.
We mailed out our appeal mailing in early February. Hopefully you have received your envelope. You can also find the message on our support page at http://support.tasnorthridge-motas.org/. On that page, you can find a printable donation form that you can mail in, as well as a link to contribute online. It is through your contributions that MoTAS is able to do that work that we do for the congregation. Please think about how much MoTAS means to the congregation, and how much the relationships you have with MoTAS mean to you. Then add 20%, and make a donation :-). Seriously, the MoTAS leadership works hard to make MoTAS valuable to you and the congregation. This is your chance to let us know what we mean to you.
See your friends and fellow congregants that have really stepped up to support us on our website’s Wall of Honor at http://wallofhonor.tasnorthridge-motas.org/. Join the Wall of Honor yourself by donating $100 or more. Your generous gift will provide fun events for all Temple members, kids to adults, teachers and staff. Continue to repair and improve our facilities. Most importantly, it will help us continue teaching and living the Jewish values that guide and enrich all our lives.
4. FRI JUN 15 – SHABBABAQUE PLANNING
The June Shabbabaque will be Friday, June 15. We are just starting the planning for this event. If you will be available to shop, cook, or serve, please contact Howard Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!