MoTAS Weekly 12/20/2022: Jewish Xmas Chinese Dinner Deadline Th 12/22 Noon

In This Issue:

  1. REGISTER NOW FOR CHINESE FOOD ON XMAS – SU 12/25
  2. GAMES DAY – SU 1/8
  3. MOTAS SHABBAT – FR 1/20
  4. SUPERBOWL SQUARES
  5. MOTAS POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN 2/19/23
  6. HONORING OUR MEN OF THE YEAR – SU 1/22
  7. IN CLOSING

From the Editor: The goal of the Weekly is to get MoTAS members the information they need on upcoming activities, and then get out of the way. If you have any information on MoTAS activities you need to get out to the membership, please contact the Weekly Editor at cybermaven@tasnorthridge-motas.org.

1. REGISTER NOW FOR CHINESE FOOD ON XMAS – SU 12/25

jewish-xmasWhat could be better than a movie and some great Chinese food? Luckily, MoTAS has a solution — at least for the dinner. MoTAS is coordinating a Chinese dinner for you, and we’re making the reservations. All you need to do is pay in advance, and show up. The goal is to make this win-win: We’ll have a pre-ordered dinner with the restaurant, and they get paid with a single check. This makes life easier for them. We’ll have a reservation already made, and the pre-ordered dinner means we should be served faster even with the crowds. This is a win for us.

  • Where: Mandarin King, 17092 Devonshire St, Northridge, CA 91325
  • When: Sun, December 25 at 5:30pm
  • How Much: $30 per person, including drinks. See the menu below.
  • Deadline: Reservations must be made AND PAID by Thursday, December 22 at noon. There are no exceptions and no walk-ups. If you are not paying on-line, your check or payment must be received by the close of reservations on Dec 22. You can also reserve online and pay via Venmo or Zelle to treasurer@tasnorthridge-motas.org.

This event is open to the entire family; it is not restricted to just the men of MoTAS. The more, the merrier!

Dinner Menu. The following is our planned dinner menu (number and variety of appetizers and entrees will depend on the number of people responding):

  • Appetizers: Egg Roll, Vegetable Roll, Paper Wrapped Chicken
  • Soup (your choice): Hot and Sour, Egg Flower, Wor Wonton
  • Entrees (we’ll choose from the following, depending on number attending):
    • Shrimp with Lobster Sauce (GF)
    • Mongolian Beef
    • Tangerine Beef
    • Pineapple Chicken
    • Cashew Chicken
    • Sautéed Mixed Vegetables with Tofu (GF)
    • Mandarin Fried Rice
    • House Special Thick White Rice Noodles (GF)
  • Steamed Rice
  • Fruit, Fortune Cookies
  • Tea, Soft Drink (your choice)

How To Register: To register for event, click here or visit https://tasmotas.ticketleap.com/22-12-motas-jewish-xmas/. If you are not paying on-line, your payment (check, Paypal to onlinesales@tasnorthridge-motas.org, Venmo or Zelle to treasurer@tasnorthridge-motas.org) must be received by the close of registration, Thursday, December 22, 2022.

2. GAMES DAY – SU 1/8

GamesDayMoTAS is bringing back Games Day … for at least a couple of hours. What is a Games Day? Simple: MoTAS will provide a variety of board games, from old tried and true classics, various party and trivia games, and a large number of modern strategy and table-top games. Feel free to bring your own. We’ll be providing soft drinks and simple snacks (although donations are welcome). This is a free event.

If this is successful, we’ll plan to have more such days, supporting longer games. So we encourage you to come out and demonstrate that the concept will work. RSVPs are encouraged.

3. MOTAS SHABBAT – FR 1/20

As you are aware, every year MoTAS has an opportunity to lead the congregation in prayer.  We also give the temple our unofficial “State of MoTAS” address, and announce our Man of the Year.  In past years, interested men were able to participate in the service, by reading sections in English, prayers in Hebrew, singing in our “choir,” or making brief reflections on their experiences with MoTAS.

This year, our service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023, 7:00 PM.

Please contact Bob Levine, at tasboblevine@gmail.com if you are able to join in, and what you would like to do.  If you are unable/unwilling/not available, please let Bob know as well.

More information regarding what you would be doing will be sent out as soon as the service is put together.

4. SUPERBOWL SQUARES

2023-Superbowl-SquaresThe Monday Night Football season is nearly over, and now is the time to buy a Superbowl Square. The cost is only $36 per square, and you can help Temple Ahavat Shalom while potentially rewarding yourself. The price slightly higher, but so are the payouts. 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: $330 for each quarter, and $650 for the final score. A full board of 91 squares pays out $1640 to players, and $1636 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/. Squares must be purchased by the Thursday, February 2, 2023 before the Super Bowl.

5. MOTAS POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN 2/19/23

2023 Poker Tourney Registration Flyer_1SAVE THE DATE – WE’RE BACK! – MoTAS’ Annual Poker Tournament 2023 is scheduled for February 19, 2023. Open to all, we are planning for a great, fun filled evening. GREAT Prizes – Raffles – 50/50 and Highest Hand of the Night. Space will be limited – Online Registration opens mid-December… or possibly sooner (a birdie — wait, this isn’t a golf tournament — tells me you could probably test the registration system on the website).

Volunteers will be needed to help. Sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/XBD3M .

6. HONORING OUR MEN OF THE YEAR – SU 1/22

We are finally taking some time to celebrate our Men of the Year for the past years with a special Men of the Year Dinner: The dinner will take place at the Olive Garden in Northridge on Sunday, January 22. Honorees are MoTAS Men of the Year for 2020, 2021 and 2022: Les Birken, Hal Bass and Mike Rayfield… and perhaps our 2023 honoree, who will also be honored at the regional MRJ Man of the Year Dinner. More details in a future weekly.

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. Join the MoTAS Google Group at https://groups.google.com/g/tas-motas (you may need to be logged into your Google account, if you have one). Come be part of the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom!

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