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The Magic of Sisterhood

Closing Luncheon

Sunday, May 15, 2011

11:30 a.m.

NHS Sisterhood concluded its 2010-11 season with a buffet luncheon and performances by Tom Bemmes, Magician Extraordinaire! The Sisterhood is comprised of almost 100 members and more than a dozen different committees. These committees provide education, entertainment, service and support to the synagogue and to the NHS community. Each member is vital and valuable. Put them all together and measure their amazing accomplishments, and you will discover "The Magic of Sisterhood"!

Tom Bemmes has been doing close-up, parlor and stage magic for over 36 years. He does over 200 shows annually, including children's parties, family and company events. Tom has performed at restaurants and country clubs all over the tri-state and currently appears at Willie's Sports Cafe in Kenwood every Tuesday night. Tom teaches 8th greade math at Sycamore Junior High School. He also coaches golf and wrestling.

Photography by Gayna Bassin.

Tom Bemmes and Roz Shapiro
Tom Bemmes, Magician, and Roz Shapiro, Programming Vice President
and incoming 2011-2012 Sisterhood President.
Registration Table
Sandy Richards and Michelle Shapiro at the Registration Table.

Raffle prizes table.
Raffle tickets were on sale for a variety of prizes.

"How do I look in this shawl?"
Sisterhood members enjoyed appetizers before the lunch.
Sandy Spitz
Sandy Spitz, Sisterhood Co-President.

The lunch buffet.
Sarah Barnard
Sarah Barnard gave the Ha-Motzi blessing.

Everyone got in line for lunch.

Desserts included trifles, cookies and fruit.

Tom Bemmes entertained at the tables during lunch.

Tom does a card trick for Lois Gallon.

Tom does another trick for Ruth Joffe.

Reciting Birkat HaMazon, grace after the meal.

Roz Shapiro introduces Tom Bemmes.

Tom begins his magical performance.

He begins with the Rope Trick.

Volunteers from the audience assist Tom.

Next is the Magic Mirror trick. Tom makes a ball disappear.

Michelle Shapiro assists with another illusion.

A magical card trick.

The audience is amazed!

Tom makes a white bird magically appear!

He puts the bird in a magic box.

The bird turned into fire!

Tom pulls out a rabbit!
Raffle prizes are awarded.
After the magic show, the raffle tickets are drawn and prizes awarded.



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