Men of TAS (MoTAS) Weekly for 05/23/18: Appeal Ends May 31 / June 3 Monthly Meeting

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. THU MAY 31 – LAST CHANCE TO SUPPORT MOTAS IN THE 2018 APPEAL
  2. SUN JUN 3 – MONTHLY MEETING
  3. FRI JUN 15 – SHABBABAQUE REGISTRATION OPEN / VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  4. IN CLOSING


1. THU MAY 31 – LAST CHANCE TO SUPPORT MOTAS IN THE 2018 APPEAL

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 (which is why we are no longer a “Men’s Club” or a “Brotherhood”, as those both imply membership is required to participate). 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 the Men of TAS (MoTAS).

We mailed out our appeal mailing in early February. We technically run the appeal until the end of May. You can find our appeal 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 the Men of TAS is able to do that work that we do for the congregation. Please think about how much the Men of TAS means to the congregation, and how much the relationships you have with the Men of TAS 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.

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2. SUN JUN 3 – MONTHLY MEETING

The next monthly meeting will be Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 8:45am in the Activity Center. This is a week early, in order to avoid the Congregational Meeting. Join us at 8:45am for our traditional breakfast, followed by a summary of upcoming events. This will be a discussion meeting. After last month’s presentation on the demographics of the congregation, we will be brainstorming ways to get the men in the congregation — especially the younger men, including the ITC and ECEC dads — to become involved with the Men of TAS. We will also have a special D’var Torah from Frank, our outgoing President.

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3. FRI JUN 15 – SHABBABAQUE REGISTRATION OPEN / VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Signups are now open for first Shabbat Bar-B-Que — what we call Shabbabeque — of the summer on Friday, June 16th. Shabbabaque starts with an outdoor service in the TAS amphitheatre at 6:15pm, featuring music from our rockin’ TAS House Band. This is followed at 7:15pm by a delicious barbeque dinner. Meat items will include turkey burgers, beef burgers, and hot dogs. Vegetarian items will include vegetarian patties, broccoli roasted with garlic, and baked potatoes. Afterwards, there will be a wonderful Sisterhood oneg. The full menu is on the Shabbabaque event page. Our goal is for everyone to be happy. If you have special dietary needs, please contact us at the email address below.

There is also a special registration program for ECEC and ITC families: Pay for one adult, and the family comes free.

The next Shabbabeque is:

  • Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
    • 6:15 PM Service
    • 7:15 PM Shabbabeque Dinner
  • Cost: $11 Adults / $7 Children (+$5 for registrations after Weds., 6/13 at noon). There is a small additional fee for online payments.
  • How to Register:
    • Online Registrations and Payments: Visit http://shab-bbq.tasnorthridge-motas.org/ to register. You may pay by credit card, or mail your check in advance or bring it to the event. You may also pay by credit card at the event.
    • Telephone Registrations. You may register by calling the Temple Office at (818) 360-2258, or emailing shab-bbq@tasnorthridge-motas.org. Note that registrations received after Weds 6/13 at 6PM are an additional $5.
  • Questions? Contact shab-bbq@tasnorthridge-motas.org

Reservation for this event by June 13th is strongly encouraged; an extremely-limited number of late-registration tickets are available at the door.

To volunteer to help at the event, visit https://motascybermaven.eventbee.com/event?eid=137363703.

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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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