MoTAS Weekly 10/17/19: Two Weeks Until Poker Tournament / Mitzvah Day

MoTAS Weekly Newsletter In This Issue:

  1. ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT: OCTOBER POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN OCT 27
  2. MITZVAH DAY – SUN NOV 3 – PAINT THE TOWN BLACK
  3. NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING – SUN NOV 10
  4. UPDATE ON MEL JANUS
  5. THANK YOU TO THE SUKKAH BUILDERS
  6. IN CLOSING

Apologies for the delay in the Weekly; the Dining Out at Emles and the Presidential Debate precluded assembly of the Weekly. Thank you to all who attended the Emle’s Dining Out — it is always great to have dinner with friends.


1. ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT: OCTOBER POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN OCT 27

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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2. MITZVAH DAY – SUN NOV 3 – PAINT THE TOWN BLACK

Mitzvah Day, the day everyone comes to help the temple, the Jewish community and other needs. MoTAS is going to paint our parking lot gates and as much of the security fence as we can on the morning of November 3. Be proud of our effort every time you return to temple. We will have all the supplies, you just wear the clothes you are willing to turn black. Let us know if you can help.

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3. NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING – SUN NOV 10

Our next membership meeting will be November 10, 2019, at the usual time in the usual place (i.e., 8:45am in the northernmost rooms of the Activity Center). This may be our last meeting in the Activity Center. Our speaker (postponed from October) will be Alan Stepakoff, whose background was Information Technology Security at JPL. He 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.

As always, our meeting will start with our usual MoTAS breakfast, followed by a short business meeting and our speaker. Please bring a potential active member with you: this is the best way to introduce someone to all the great guys in our group.

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4. UPDATE ON MEL JANUS

Mel Janus has moved out of Northridge, and now resides near his kids at Brookdale Senior Living in Irvine. He’s receiving thrice-weekly dialysis thru Kaiser in Irvine, and would welcome calls or visits from his many friends in the MoTAS family.

Here is Mel’s new contact information: Mel Janis • 10 Marquette Apt 306 • Irvine CA 92612-4208 • 949-418-9652 (landline)  • 818-970-5695 (cell)

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5. THANK YOU TO THE SUKKAH BUILDERS

The Men of TAS showed up in the midst of fire and brimstone with comradery, purpose and bagels to build the Sukkah for our temple kids:

Sorting Sukkah Material

The Sukkah Builders

A big thank you to all who helped build the sukkah.

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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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