MoTAS Weekly 12/09/2020: MoTAS Meeting THIS SUNDAY

MoTAS Weekly Newsletter In This Issue:

  1. DECEMBER 13 MOTAS MEETING: The Armenian Genocide: Prelude to The Holocaust
  2. MRJ SEMINAR: THE ELECTION: A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE — DEC 21
  3. Gifts from the Heart
  4. CHRISTMAKKAH MOTAS EVENT:  Friday December 25
  5. 2021 MOTAS SHABBAT SERVICE: FRIDAY JANUARY 22
  6. IN CLOSING

1. DECEMBER 13 MOTAS MEETING: The Armenian Genocide: Prelude to The Holocaust.

At our December meeting program, Dr. Hal Bass will present a review of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-23 and Hitler’s comment on the eve of World War II, “Who speaks today of the extermination of the Armenians?”  Hal will also take note of the recent Armenian-Azeri war over Nagorno-Karabakh, in which Israeli-made drones sold to its ally Azerbaijan played a major role in Armenia’s defeat. Our meeting begins at 9am via the Zoom instructions below and those interested in attending the meeting program can join on the same Zoom call at 9:45am (promptly).

Join Zoom Meeting:
Contact Howard at hmiller12@socal.rr.com for Meeting Information

Meeting ID: xxx xxxx xxxx
Passcode: ******

Dial by your location if connecting via cell phone:
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose and Los Angeles)

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2. MRJ SEMINAR: THE ELECTION: A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE — DEC 21

You are invited to join the Men of Reform Judaism on December 21, 2020 at 5pm Pacific for a very unique and insightful examination of the election results: “The Election: A Jewish Perspective“. Our speaker will be Rabbi David Saperstein, and he will be talking about the effects of our relationship with Israel, and our relationship with other denominations.

For 40 years, Rabbi Saperstein directed the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, representing the Reform Jewish Movement, the largest segment of American Jewry, to the U.S. Congress and Administration and currently serves as its Director Emeritus. Designated by Newsweek Magazine as the most influential rabbi in America and by the Washington Post as the “quintessential religious lobbyist on Capitol Hill,” for over two years (2015-2017), Rabbi Saperstein served as the U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, carrying out his responsibilities as the country’s chief diplomat on religious freedom issues. Also, an attorney, he taught seminars on Church–State law and on Jewish Law for 35 years at Georgetown University Law Center. In 2019-2020, Rabbi Saperstein served as the President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the international arm of the Reform Jewish Movement.

The meeting will be held over Zoom, and you MUST register in advance. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yoj4_U5oRta8glIPeVjkPQ .

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3. Gifts from the Heart

The Gifts from the Heart donation drive is now in progress until Thursday December 10th. Please buy or donate new unwrapped gifts for infants thru teen. Please see the flyer in the Temple eBlast or contact Sarah Londer at: Sarublon@aol.com.

For Amazon Gifts from a wishlist, delivered directly to Barry and Sarah Barry Londer, visit https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2C6B09G36QZL5?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_an_nBDiMmn9lwr8I

We are accepting calendars and Christmas cards, but no wrapping paper. Contact Sarah to arrange delivery items other than those purchased through Amazon.

Thank you for caring and for your generosity,

Sarah Londer,
TAS Social Action

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4. CHRISTMAKKAH MOTAS EVENT:  Friday December 25

Our MoTAS Christmas Night tradition has been to meet for Chinese after going to a movie.  Well, neither of those are going to happen this year.  However, we can still get together for something different via Zoom.  Shabbat services for that Friday will be held at 5pm.  For those that are interested, we can Zoom a special movie at 7:30 and discuss it or just pass stories after the movie.  If you are interested, please email Howard at hmiller12@socal.rr.com and Larry at lpfefer@tasnorthridge.org.  Let us know if you would like to view a comedy, action, or drama, or recommend a specific movie for that night (as long as it exists in the Pfefer archives).

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5. 2021 MOTAS SHABBAT SERVICE: FRIDAY JANUARY 22

Our annual MoTAS Shabbat service will be held on January 22.  More details will follow in future MoTAS Weeklies.  Who will be our 2021 Man of the Year?!. (Return to Top)

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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