Men of TAS (MoTAS) Weekly for 08/22/18: It’s Pancake Breakfast Time!

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SUN AUG 26 ** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED **
  2. SUKKAH BUILDING – SUN SEP 23 @ 8AM
  3. SEPT MOTAS MEETING – THU SEP 20 DINNER MEETING
  4. CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT (SUN OCT 21) – VOLUNTEERS/PLAYERS NEEDED
  5. FOOTBALL SQUARES ** BOARD FILLING RAPIDLY – GET YOURS NOW **
  6. IN CLOSING


1. PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SUN AUG 26 ** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED **

On Sunday August 26, MoTAS will be hosting our free Pancake Breakfast for the first day of religious school. Our Master Flipper (Scott) and Master Mixer (Bill) are looking for about eight other guys to help set up our serving tables, prepare food, serve and clean-up. We start setting up around 7:00 and are finished by 10:30. Please let Howard know (by email to president@tasnorthridge-motas.org or Click Here To RSVP to Volunteer on Eventbee) if you can help. We also need a couple of guys to make an easy shopping run to Costco a few days beforehand for batter, water, syrup, juices and a small number of other items. Let’s get the kids off to a good start this year. Please let us know if you can be there to help out!

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2. SUKKAH BUILDING – SUN SEP 23 @ 8AM

JEWISH MEN WITH TOOLS (MoTAS) will be building our temple Sukkah on Sunday September 23. This easy job can be completed in about an hour and needs to be as the school hopes to use it that morning. We cannot build it before then because of the High Holidays. Please come with gloves, Allen wrenches, and friends. Please let Howard (president@tasnorthridge-motas.org) know if YOU can shop for chicken wire and phone ties. AND, as Valley Crest is not offering palm fronds, please let us know if you know where we can get them. If YOU have a truck available to pick up the palm fronds, we would appreciate that also. We will have bagels and drinks. Please let us know if you can be there to help out!

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3. SEPT MOTAS MEETING – THU SEP 20 DINNER MEETING

September is crazy with the first three Sundays falling over Labor Day weekend or over the High Holy days. So, how about rebuilding your calorie count with us on the Thursday after Yom Kippur, September 20. We will have a casual meeting at a place and time to be announced. You are welcome to bring your wife. Our new MoTAS secret greeting will be announced so don’t miss it if you want to in on the secret.

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4. CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT (SUN OCT 21) – VOLUNTEERS/PLAYERS NEEDED

MoTAS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS/PLANNERS/DONATIONS: MoTAS, along with the Men of TRZ, is organizing a big Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament on Sunday October 21. We hope to have 120 players, so please plan on coming and ask all of your poker playing friends to participate. Anyone, male or female, who likes poker will have a great time. We also have opportunities for sponsorship recognition, so please help us find sponsors. If you don’t play, we need a few guys to help with our registration desk and to serve food and drinks. We are also looking for raffle and auction items that help us make additional money. So, even if you don’t play, we can use your help in making this event a success. Our first planning meeting will be Monday August 27th at Howards house at 7pm in Northridge. Contact Howard at president@tasnorthridge-motas.org for directions. We are all proud of what the Men of TAS does with our financially supported projects, so please find a way to help us execute this fundraising effort.

POTENTIAL PLAYERS: You are invited to participate in the 2018 Men of TAS (Temple Ahavat Shalom) and Men of Temple Ramat Zion Texas Hold-em Charity Poker Tournament to be held on Sunday October 21 at Temple Ahavat Shalom. This year’s winner will earn $1,000 and there will be cash prizes for everyone making the final table. Other opportunities to win big include our famous 50/50 cash drawing (final selection can win $1,000), a raffle and a silent auction.

Your $80 entry fee entitles you to a players seat, a lite dinner, a drink and five raffle tickets. Feel free to print and fill out the registration form and mail your check payable to Men of TAS (or your credit card information) to Howard Miller at 9656 Geyser Ave, Northridge CA 91324. You can also visit poker.tasnorthridge-motas.org and register and pay online (or click here to go directly to the Eventbee).

This year we are holding our tournament along with the Men of Temple Ramat Zion. Also, a portion of the Men of TAS proceeds will benefit the TAS Early Childhood Education Center. Various sponsorship opportunities are available on the registration form for those who want to help the Men of TAS and the Men of Temple Ramat Zion fund important activities in support of their temple and local community. Other contributions may include future local sports tickets (Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Rams, Chargers, Galaxy, LAFC, UCLA, USC, etc.) and upcoming entertainment (tickets to local concerts or plays) that can be used for auction items or raffle prizes.

Please forward our invitation to all your poker playing friends so that we can make this event a rousing success. You can download a copy of the flyer here. We have always had a fun tournament and this year’s will be no exception. No player needs to be expert to have a great time! Please register now to ensure your space as our seating is limited to the first 120 people. Please call Howard Miller at (818) 993-0796 if you have any questions.

We’re also exploring a parallel boardgaming event (if there is sufficient interest) for those under 18, or those that don’t play poker. To RSVP for that, click here.

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5. FOOTBALL SQUARES ** BOARD FILLING RAPIDLY – GET YOURS NOW **

Update from the Grid Masters on 8/31/2018: The players are now in training camps, so the opening game is not far away. There are only a few places left on our 2018 Sports Squares board, so this is a reminder to reserve your spot before they’re all gone. Your participation in the past has always been so appreciated, and MoTAS hopes you will continue your generosity. You can order online at http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org or send in your check ($50 per square) payable to MoTAS. Mark the envelope “MoTAS football squares” so it’s routed to us directly.

Summer is Football Squares season! It’s an easy way to support TAS and possibly win a little back. $50 gets you a random square on the board, where randomized rows and columns have the digits 0 through 9. During Monday Night Football season, match the last digit of the home and away team scores in a quarter and win! More information, complete rules, online signup, and signup forms are available at http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org, or contact Bob Levine (818-271-1282, tasboblevine@gmail.com) or Kathy Pullman (gridmaven@tasnorthridge-motas.org). Forms will soon be available in the Temple Foyer. Funds raised by the Sports Squares programs are used to fund specific needs that are often unfunded, and expenditures are distinct from MoTAS’ general fund contributions. Registration closes at 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 8.

As you recall, the net proceeds for the Football Squares goes to support TAS projects that cannot be funded, either adequately, or at all, by current temple budgeting. It is your support that makes these things happen. As a result of your participation and support, the temple has had a major overhaul to the kitchen, and we have been able to offer more campership funds to allow our youth to go to Jewish camp in the summer.

Please support us this year, as you have in the past. All the information about the game, as well as sign-up instructions, are available at our website:

http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org

We hope you can see your way to be part of our team this season. You might win some money, but the temple is the big winner. A warm thank-you from the Men of TAS.

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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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