In This Issue:
- LAST CHANCE – SUPERBOWL SQUARES
- MITZVAH DAY MOTAS PROJECT – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SUN 2/5
- MOTAS POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN 2/19/23
- MOTAS MAN OF THE YEAR / MRJ REGIONAL MOY DINNER SAT 3/18
- MOTAS ANNUAL APPEAL TIME
- MOTAS MONTHLY MEETING – SUN 2/12
- IN CLOSING
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1. LAST CHANCE – SUPERBOWL SQUARES
The Monday Night Football season is over, and it is your last chance 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 .
4. MOTAS MAN OF THE YEAR / MRJ REGIONAL MOY DINNER SAT 3/18
Bill Shapiro was honored at the January MoTAS Shabbat as our 2023 Man of the Year. A very deserving member, Bill has always been there when we needed him, flipping pancakes and volunteering at events. We just honored Bill, together with our 2020 honoree Les Birken, our 2021 honoree Hal Bass, and our 2022 honoree Mike Rayfield, at a TAS-level dinner at Olive Garden. Now’s the time we’re taking it regional.
The MRJ Man of the Year Dinner, where our honoree will be feted, together with the honorees from other MRJ congregations from the MRJ Pacific Southwest region, is Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Temple Beth David in Westminster. The cost of the dinner is $40 if you are paying by cash or check; $40 plus TicketLeap fees if you are paying by credit card. You can RSVP or pay online at https://tasmotas.ticketleap.com/23-03-mrj-man-of-the-year-dinner/. RSVPS are due by March 9, 2023 at Noon.
5. MOTAS ANNUAL APPEAL TIME
The MoTAS Shabbat marks the start of our annual appeal. MoTAS does not collect membership dues — we depend on contributions from our membership to do what we do, and to help Temple Ahavat Shalom. We’re still working on writing the letter and getting out the mailing, but you can donate now. To contribute online or to print a donation form, just visit support.tasnorthridge-motas.org.
6. MOTAS MONTHLY MEETING – SUN 2/12
Our January Membership meeting will be Sunday, 2/12, at 9:00am. A full breakfast, including bagels, lox, and eggs, will be available starting at 8:45am. Join us for our usual business review, and learn what is happening with the temple.
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!