MoTAS Jewish Christmas

2019-jewish-xmasFor 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 (click here for the flyer). 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” below). 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.

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.

register-online-tlTo register for event, click here or on the image to the right, or send email to 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.

Note: If you only want to participate in the movie coordination, email your desired movies to

Dinner Menu

The following dinner menu has been arranged with A&W Seafood:

  • Appetizers: Vegetable Egg Roll, Chicken Bao [Dai Bao]
    Soup: Egg Drop / Hot and Sour Soup
  • Main dishes:
    • Kung Pao Chicken
    • Mongolian Beef
    • Cashew Chicken
    • Mixed Vegetable
    • Pan Fried Noodle w/ Chicken &/or Beef
    • Steamed Rice – Fried Rice
  • Tea, Cookies

Movie Cooordination

A list of December releases may be found here. Individuals are responsible for their own movies. MoTAS will provide coordination and recommended showtimes, permitting TAS members to get together for particular shows. As people indicate movies of interest, we’ll be providing the movie name and the individuals. Showtimes and theatres will be added when available, but no later than Monday, December 23, 2019.

Little Women
Pacific Winnetka, 115p


Knives Out
(Comedy Suspense Thriller)
Pacific Winnetka, 125p


Pacific Winnetka, 220p


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Pacific Winnketka, 300p


Pacific Winnetka, 200p


Jumanji: The Next Level
(Action Adventure)
Pacific Northridge, 2pm


Spies in Disguise
Pacific Winnetka, 225p


Frozen II
Pacific Winnetka, 245p