Men of TAS (MoTAS) Weekly for 11/28/18: MoTAS Meeting Sun 12/9 / Jewish Xmas Chinese Dinner

MoTAS Weekly NewsletterIn This Issue:

  1. MOTAS MONTHLY MEETING – SUN DEC 9
  2. CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER FOR JEWS – TUE DEC 25
  3. MENORAHS AND MARTINIS WITH TRZ – MON DEC 10
  4. MOTAS SHABBAT – FRI JAN 11
  5. TU B’SHEVAT COMMUNITY SEDER (MOTAS HOSTED) – SUN JAN 13
  6. IN CLOSING

Note: There were two date errors in the last issue. A few members with eagle-eyes found them. Did you? Are there more in this week’s issue? You’ll have to read it to find out!


1. MOTAS MONTHLY MEETING – SUN DEC 9

The next monthly meeting will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8:45am in the Activity Center. This will be our first whole formal meeting of the year, which means we’ll have some business to take care of (budgets, planning, etc.). But don’t worry, we’ll have our usual scrumptious breakfast at 8:45am, and a short fun program as well! We look forward to seeing you there.

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2. CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER FOR JEWS – TUE DEC 25

For many Jews, if you ask what they are doing on Christmas day, the answer is the same: They will be seeing a movie, and having Chinese food. Who knows where this tradition got started? Perhaps it is in the Talmud. But who is MoTAS to argue with tradition?

MoTAS is facilitating a TAS Jewish Christmas. MoTAS will be providing a list of recommended afternoon movie showtimes for members to pick their favorite movies and meet other TAS folk (see “Movie Coordination” on the event page on our website). You’ll buy your own tickets and pick the movie, and hopefully meet TAS friends. We will reconvene at Golden Hunan restaurant (10334 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91326 — on Devonshire at Reseda) at 5:30pm for a fixed menu dinner. This event is open to the entire TAS community.

The cost for the dinner is $24 per person (adult or child); soft drinks are extra. Reservations must be made by Friday, December 21; there are no exceptions and no walk-ups. December 25 is an extremely busy night at the restaurant, and we must pre-reserve our space to avoid the wait. The price is based on the Golden Hunan charge plus tax, gratuity, and online processing fees; this is not a fund-raising event.

To register for event, click here or visit our event page, or send email to faigin@cahighways.org. Please provide the names of the movies of interest. If you are not paying on-line, your check must be received by the day of event; we will also be able to take “day-of” payments by credit card. All payments must be received by the time we sit down to dinner on Tuesday, December 25, 2018.

Note: If you only want to participate in the movie coordination, email your desired movies to faigin@cahighways.org. Click here for a flyer on the event.

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3. MENORAHS AND MARTINIS WITH TRZ – MON DEC 10

Building on the relationship established during the Purim Carnival and the Poker Tournament, the President of the Men of TRZ has invited MOTAS to join them for Menorahs and Martinis on December 10th (last day of Chanukah). They ask that guys bring their own menorahs and candles, and the TRZ cantor will talk to us about the holiday and we’ll sing songs. More details as they become available.

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4. MOTAS SHABBAT – FRI JAN 11

MoTAS Shabbat – Friday, January 11, 2019. 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 tasboblevine@gmail.com. Please let him know if you want to read Hebrew. You can also RSVP online at https://motascybermaven.eventbee.com/event?eid=103379965; 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 6:45 PM; the service starts at 7:30 PM.

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5. TU B’SHEVAT COMMUNITY SEDER (MOTAS HOSTED) – SUN JAN 13

Tu B’Shevat Seder – Sunday, January 13, 2019. For the 2nd year, MoTAS will be facilitating a Tu B’Shevat Seder for the congregation. This time, we’re doing it in conjunction with the religious school for the older kids. This is a great way for the Men of TAS to interact with the families of the religious school (we’ll be doing a little something for the parents after the service before they get back together with their kids. We’ll need folks to help setup as well as participate in the event. More information will be coming in December, but mark the date on your calendar. This is the 2nd Sunday of the month, so this event will replace our normal Sunday morning meeting for the month.

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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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