- MOTAS MONTHLY MEETING – SUN DEC 8
- SUPERBOWL SQUARES NOW ON SALE
- CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER FOR JEWS – WED DEC 25
- MOTAS SHABBAT – FRI JAN 10
- UPCOMING ACTIVITIES — HOLD THOSE DATES
- IN CLOSING
1. MOTAS MONTHLY MEETING – SUN DEC 8
Our next membership meeting will be Sunday, December 8, 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 will be Dr. Hal Bass. Hal will be presenting a discussion on Edward VIII and Wallis Warfield Simpson, highlighting their love of Hitler, Edward’s abdication and revelations of anti-Semitism that was previously presented for the CSUN SAGE Society.
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.
The regular football season is nearly over, and now is the time to buy a Superbowl Square. The cost is only $25 per square, and you can help Temple Ahavat Shalom while potentially rewarding yourself. The price is the same as last year, although on-line registrations now have a small handling fee from TicketLeap that we used to absorb — this allows reduces the cost to MoTAS and allows us to do more for TAS. Payouts are the same: $230 for each quarter, and $460 for the final score. A full board of 91 squares pays out $1150 to players, and $1125 to MoTAS. You can find the rules of the game, register and pay online, or find a form that you can print and mail in, at http://squares.tasnorthridge-motas.org/.
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 A&W Seafood Restaurant (9306 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91326 — on Devonshire at Prairie) 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 20; 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 A&W Seafood charge plus tax, gratuity, and online processing fees; this is not a fund-raising event. Note there is a small additional fee if you register and pay online to cover our costs from Ticketleap. You can avoid the fee by choosing the registration only option (which is free), and paying by check.
To register for event, click here or visit our event page, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.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 Wednesday, December 25, 2019.
MoTAS Shabbat – Friday, January 10, 2020. 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 email@example.com. Please let him know if you want to read Hebrew. You can also volunteer online at https://volunteersignup.org/F8B9D. 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.
The following MoTAS events will be occurring in the next few months. Please mark them on your calendars now. More information will be in the weekly as soon as sign in sheets and pricing information becomes available:
- Tu B’Shevat Seder. Sunday, February 8. This is a seder for Tu B’Shevat that MoTAS leads for the religious school. Tu B’Shevat starts the evening of Sunday February 8, so we will likely do the seder that morning.
- MRJ Man of the Year Dinner. Saturday, March 14. Mark the date on your calendar now for the annual Man of the Year dinner, where our MoTAS honoreee will be feted together with all the other outstanding men from the region. Location to be announced.
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!