In This Issue:
- MOTAS SHABBAT – FR 1/20
- HONORING OUR MEN OF THE YEAR – SU 1/29
- SUPERBOWL SQUARES
- MOTAS POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN 2/19/23
- MITZVAH DAY MOTAS PROJECT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SUN 2/5
- IN CLOSING
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1. 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. Although it will be streaming, it will NOT be on Zoom. You must be present to participate.
If you are unable to attend the service, you can watch the streaming feed from the Temple website at https://www.tasnorthridge.org/livestream/.
2. HONORING OUR MEN OF THE YEAR – SU 1/29
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: Covid was a real X#@$! and it has kept us from celebrating our honorees when we should have. Please join MoTAS on January 29th for a long overdue celebration these men so justly deserve. We will be sitting down with family and friends at The Olive Garden Restaurant – 19724 Nordhoff Place – Chatsworth 91311 at 5:30pm for the festivities. This is a no host dinner and reservations are required. Your choice of entrées and all dinners include Soup or Salad – Bread-sticks, beverage, taxes and tip. Specialty Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages are not included. Cost $40 per person + Desert Optional $11.
To reserve, visit https://tasmotas.ticketleap.com/23-01-motas-moy-dinner/ . Reservations close at noon on January 25, 2023.
Menu (see https://www.olivegarden.com/menu/classic-entrees for descriptions): Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Marsala Fettuccine, Ravioli Veg Carbonara, Lasagna Classico, Spaghetti with Meatballs, Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, Chicken Scampi, Eggplant Parmigiana, Grilled Chicken Margherita. Desert if desired (see https://www.olivegarden.com/menu/desserts): Black Tie Mousse Cake, Tiramisu, Sicilian Cheesecake, Chocolate Brownie Lasagna, Strawberry Cream Cake, Warm Italian Donuts.
3. SUPERBOWL SQUARES
The 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.
4. MOTAS POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN 2/19/23
MoTAS’ Annual Poker Tournament 2023 is 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 is open at poker.tasnorthridge-motas.org. Spread the word and encourage everyone you know to sign up.
- Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
- Time: 4pm – Registration, 5pm – Start of Play
- Valuable prizes for the nine players at the final table.
- $40 Rebuys
- Your $90 donation includes $1,000 in playing chips, light dinner and one drink, and 5 raffle tickets
- Raffle Table
- 50/50 Drawing
- Silent Auction table
- Must be 18 years or older to participate in the Poker Tournament
- $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!”
Varying levels of sponsorship are also available. We also need donations for the Silent Auction Table. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com
Volunteers will be needed to help. Sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/XBD3M .
5. MITZVAH DAY MOTAS PROJECT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SUN 2/5
MoTAS is looking forward to providing a Mitzvah Day project that will help beautify the big planter by the main entrance and a few MoTAS volunteers are needed! Our goal will be to help kids and adults remove the rocks from the planter and then strip the planter of the weed barrier. The rocks will be moved to an area to be determined on the temple grounds. We will have mulch and new ground cover to plant (if the latter is available). In the worst case, we will prepare the area for spring planting. Nothing too strenuous. Gloves are advised. A few shovels, trowels, metal rakes and buckets on loan would be appreciated. Our job will mostly be supervisorial with help provided for the heavier tasks like moving mulch bags.
Please call Howard to volunteer or if you have any questions. RSVP at (818) 903-9656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!