MoTAS Weekly 11/16/2022: Happy Turkey Day / Chanukah Boutique

In This Issue:

  1. HAPPY TURKEY DAY
  2. CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE – SUN 11/20
  3. MOTAS POKER TOURNAMENT – SUN 2/19/23
  4. ZOOM MASTERS NEEDED
  5. NOVEMBER MEETING MINUTES
  6. 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. HAPPY TURKEY DAY

Happy Turkey Day from all the turkeys at MoTAS.

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MoTAS Weekly 10/12/2022: Bernie Singer Anniversary / Veterans Day Shabbat

  1. VETERANS DAY SHABBAT
  2. CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  3. BERNIE SINGER – 50TH ANNIVERSARY
  4. WANT TO CHAMPION AN ACTIVITY?
  5. ZOOM MASTERS NEEDED
  6. OCTOBER MEETING MINUTES
  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. VETERANS DAY SHABBAT

MoTAS actively participates in an annual Shabbat service to coincide with Veterans Day, which this year will be on November 11. If you are a veteran (active duty, reserves, National Guard), email Hal Bass at hbass@csun.edu. Place in the body of the message your name, branch of service, years of service, highest rank, and whether you served on active duty, reserves or National Guard. Include information about your children or grandchildren who have or may be currently serving.

2. CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The annual Sisterhood Holiday Boutique is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, November 20 from 10am to 3pm. Typically, the Men of TAS helps with the food service. The current plan is that we will be picking up individually wrapped sandwiches and condiments, and providing bagged chips, canned or bottled drinks. We will need people to help pickup (and possibly pre-package) the food. We will need folks to sell and deliver the food. We will need folks to help clean up. If you will be able to help us at this event, you can sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/CBBM3.

3. BERNIE SINGER – 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Bernie Singer shares the news that he and Tammy will be celebrating their 50th anniversary and sponsoring the oneg this Friday, October 14th. They would love to see their MOTAS friends there to celebrate with them.

4. WANT TO CHAMPION AN ACTIVITY?

The MoTAS Board met in early August and discussed a bunch of fun activities, including tossing around a number ideas for new activities. We aim to shake off the stodgy image of MoTAS, and come up with events that will appeal to many potential members. To do that, however, we need volunteers to coordinate activities. If you would like to step up to the plate and help us, drop a note to Larry (president@tasnorthridge-motas.org).

5.  ZOOM MASTERS NEEDED

TAS is in need of a Zoom-Master or multiple Zoom-Masters to manage the broadcast of our Friday Shabbat services. WE WILL TRAIN YOU. Easy to learn, easy to manage, and you are here for services anyway. We would like to have at least 4 volunteers on a rotating basis with a commitment to one Friday a month or less. Call or email Larry Pfeffer and tell him of your interest: motas@TASNorthridge.org or 818.366.2334.

6. OCTOBER MEETING MINUTES

Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom General Meeting Minutes

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022, at TAS

Presiding: President Larry Pfefer

Members Present: Larry Pfefer (President), Hal Bass (Secretary), Daniel Faigin, David Goldstein, Scott Gore (VP), Brian Hatkoff, Larry Hoffman (VP), Paul Issler, Al Lapides, Bob Levin, Bob Levine, Roger Lowe (Treasurer), Howard Miller (Past President), Chuck Mondrus, Jeff Neiman, Josh Paul, Russ Rapoport, Mike Rayfield, Joe Roter, Bill Shapiro, Will Simpson, Bernie Singer, Alan Stepakoff, Mike Thornhill, Scott Yollis

TASTY Guest: Robert Simpson

Coffee & Bagels: Bob Levine, Roger Lowe, Chuck Mondrus

Question of the Day: Introduce yourself and tell us for how many years you’ve been a TAS member.

President’s Report:

Hal Bass, Bob Levine and Roger Lowe are arranging for the temple’s annual Veterans Shabbat, Friday evening, November 11. Veterans to be recognized will also include members’ children or  grandchildren who are now serving or have served in the past. Hal will communicate with Rabbi Becky and Aaron Solomon after Sukkot and Simchat Torah about possibly including photos of TAS veterans during their service years (active duty, National Guard or Reserves) along with playing a medley of Armed Forces service songs. Meanwhile, Daniel Faigin will post a reminder of the Veterans Shabbat in The Weekly starting Wednesday, October 12.

Larry advised members to read The Weekly, which Daniel Faigin prepares for distribution by email every Wednesday, and the temple’s Weekly Bulletin on Thursday.

Interested in the history of TAS from the temple’s establishment in 1965 to the present? See Temple Ahavat Shalom Northridge – Wikipedia

Roger Lowe’s Treasurer’s Report as of 10/6/2022

The treasurers report is not included in the web posting.

New Business: Twenty-six men participated in assembling the sukkah outside the social hall. The work was completed in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Adjournment and Next MoTAS Meeting: The next MoTAS membership meeting will take place at the temple, Sunday, November 13, at 9 am. To attend in person, everyone must be fully vaccinated and boosted and should be prepared to furnish their vaccine card or a photo thereof.

Respectfully submitted,

Hal Bass/Secretary

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!

MoTAS Weekly 08/17/2022: Batter Up – Pancake Breakfast, Football Squares, Bat Mitzvah 100th, Sukkah Building, and more!

In This Issue:

  1. BATTER UP FOR THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SUN SEP 11
  2. FOOTBALL SQUARES SALES IN THE FINAL INNINGS
  3. SUKKAH BUILDING AND MEMBERSHIP LUNCH – SAVE THE DATE – SUN OCT 9
  4. BAT MITZVAH AT 100 – SAT AUG 27
  5. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO LEAD ACTIVITIES
  6. MRJ/NCJW WEBINAR: REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS 9/22 5PM PACIFIC
  7. TAS MUSICIANS SMALL GROUP NEEDS PLAYERS
  8. SHARE YOUR SIMCHAS
  9. 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.

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