Magic and MahJongg
Those of you who attended our fun magic show with Magician Chris Britt on 01/21/2021, will recall that he agreed to provide us with instructions for one of his card tricks and the floating finger trick. So, here you go …
"9 Card Trick" by Jim Steinmeyer
1. Take any nine cards and place them onto the table in 3 piles of 3 cards each.
2. Pick up any pile and remember its bottom card.
3. Drop this pile on top of one of the others
4. Drop these 6 cards on top of the last pile.
5. Hold the 9 cards spell the value of the chosen card by dealing one card down to the table for each letter. Example: If the card chosen is the Queen of Spades, spell Q-U-E-E-N and drop the remaining cards in your hand on top.
6. Pick up the packet and spell O-F. As before, drop the rest of the cards on top.
7. Pick up the packet and spell the suit of the card you selected: S-P-A-D-E-S. Drop the rest of the packet on top.
8. So, now spell M-A-G-I-C (or any meaningful 5 letter word to your audience, like someone's name) and turn over this last card. Believe it or not, this will always be the selected card!
Finger Sausage Illusion
Step 1. Hold your hands at eye level about 10 inches in front of you. It helps if the background is rather homogenous and has a color very different from your fingers.
Step 2. Point your index fingers against each other, leaving about 1 inch distance between them.
Step 3. Now look “through” your fingers, into the distance behind them. An extra piece of finger “like a sausage” should appear. If you try to look at the sausage, it will disappear, it is only present if you look at something more distant than your fingers. Move your fingers closer or farther apart to adjust the length of the "sausage." Close one eye or the other and the illusion will disappear. If you focus your attention back to your fingertips the illusion will also disappear.
Enjoy … and good luck!
VIRTUAL MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT
Covid got you going through Mah Jongg withdrawal? Well we have the answer to your problem! TAS Sisterhood is joining with Temple Or Rishon to put on a virtual Mah Jongg Tournament! The weekend of February 12-14, you will play 20 games of Mah Jongg. Cost is only $20. You have to provide your own food, but we will provide the prizes!
Not sure how to play Mah Jongg online? We can help with that! Not sure how to play Mah Jongg at all? We can help with that too!
You can sign up at:
https://tinyurl.com/mahjtournament2021. And be sure to forward this to your friends so that they can sign up too.
NEXT GENERAL MEETING – 02/18/2021
We will be sending out information about our February event in the next few days. If you have any questions about Covid-19, vaccines, treatment, symptoms, or anything else, we will have the expert available to address them all. Stay tuned …
Words of Wisdom:
"People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake. Actually the failure to make decisions is one of life's biggest mistakes." – Rabbi Noah Weinberg
Our January meeting is tomorrow night at 7pm. We will have a magical evening but we want to enjoy it with you!
Don't forget your deck of cards!
See you tomorrow evening!
ANNOUNCEMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS
Just wanted to convey some information on items that may interest you, from some of our Committee Chairs.
Mah Jongg Cards
The deadline for ordering Mah Jongg cards for this year is Wednesday, January 20. If you are interested in ordering, please contact Robyn Blachman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please recall that Sisterhood sends out cards to TAS members for special occasions, condolences, get well, and any other events you can imagine. Mel Birken keeps a book of upcoming events, such as B'nai Mitzvahs, Confirmation, Weddings, members suffering illness and others who have passed. Cost is $4.00 per card, and Mel will take care of writing out and mailing the cards to the recipients. At this time, we have a few items pending:
01/23/2021 -- Bar Mitzvah of Jordan Tarlow, son of David and Michele Tarlow
01/30/2021 -- Bat Mitzvah of Olivia Lewis, daughter of Adam and Lori Lewis
Ellen Lowe has been hospitalized with Covid-related pneumonia, but is doing well and should be released this week - if you would like to send a get well card, contact Mel.
Condolence cards can be sent to Karen Pelmont on the loss of her father, Sue Issler on the loss of her father and Cindy Tenn on the loss of her brother.
Mel can be reached at email@example.com Just tell her what you want and who you want to send it to, and she will take care of everything and then let you know what you owe her. Sisterhood nets $1 for every Tribute sent.
Don't forget our magic show on Thursday at 7 p,m. Zoom link will be sent out on Wednesday. Remember to have a deck of cards handy!
In February we get a bit more serious and discuss issues surrounding
Covid-19 and the vaccine, with Nancy Moskowitz. Nancy would like to answer any questions you have, so please send your questions to our Programming Vice Presidents Karen Jaye (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dori Hoffman (email@example.com) so they can pass them along to Nancy before the event.
Don't forget to block out March 18, 2021 for our Sisterhood Seder. If you haven't attended one of these events before, do not miss this one. We won't get a special meal, but the service should be remarkable. Watch this space for more information.
And just a little food for thought:
Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer
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