MoTAS Weekly 10/10/19: Sukkah Building SUNDAY 10/13 | Dining Out & Membership Speaker TUES 10/15

MoTAS Weekly Newsletter In This Issue:

  1. SUKKAH BUILDING – SUNDAY OCT 13 @ 8AM
  2. DINING OUT AT EMLE’S – TUE OCT 15
  3. OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING AT EMLE’S 10/15 @ 630p: CYBERSECURITY
  4. OCTOBER POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN OCT 27 *SIGN UP NOW*
  5. IN CLOSING


1. SUKKAH BUILDING – SUN OCT 13 @ 8AM

JEWISH MEN WITH TOOLS (MoTAS) will be building our temple Sukkah on Sunday October 13. 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 zip ties. We will have bagels and drinks. Please let us know if you can be there to help out!

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2. DINING OUT AT EMLE’S – TUE OCT 15

Would you like an easy way to help MoTAS financially? How about taking your family to dinner. The MoTAS “Dining Does Good” allows you to go out to dinner, and have the restaurant donate a portion of your check support the Men of TAS. Our August Dining Does Good” will be Tuesday, October 15 at Emle’s Mediterranean at 9250 Reseda in Northridge. 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.

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3. OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING AT EMLE’S 10/15 @ 630p: CYBERSECURITY

Come to Emle’s at 6:30 PM to support MoTAS at the dining out, and learn something at the same time!  Alan Stepakoff, whose background was Information Technology Security at JPL, will be speaking on the topic: “How to have fun on the Internet without getting hurt”. He will discuss what the risks are to living with the internet and email and how to mitigate them. Topics will include privacy and safety practices for network communications, e-mail, passwords, use of credit cards, home automation, and the need to backup important data and files.

We decided to hold our MoTAS Membership dinner meeting for October in conjunction with our dining out, so as not to overload our members with yet an additional activity on top of the high holidays, the Sukkah building, and the poker tournament in October.  People are welcome to come early, shmooze and eat before the meeting starts. The October meeting will have only a small amount of business, followed by Alan Stepakoff speaking on security risks to home computers, cell phones and personal data along with measures and processes available to protect our systems and data.

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4. OCTOBER POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN OCT 27 *SIGN UP NOW

MoTAS’s 2nd Annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament is less than two months away —  Sunday October 27. We need players, we need sponsors, we need donations for our raffle tables, and we need volunteers. Anyone who likes poker will have a great time. 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.

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. In addition, there will be $3,000 in total prizes to the players at the final table in addition to the cash prize for the high hand of the night.

The $85 entry fee entitles you to a players seat, a lite dinner, a drink and five raffle tickets.

  • $100 bonus chip for new player registered by a returning player. This will put you 10% ahead of other players when you hear “Shuffle up and deal!”

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. The event website also allows you to print flyers for the event, and to find the printable registration form you can print and give to your friends.

Various sponsorship opportunities are available on the registration form for those who want to help the Men of TAS 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 from poker.tasnorthridge-motas.org .  If you have any questions, call Howard Miller at (818) 993-0796.

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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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