Caption: David Blatt performs for Ladies and Lattes

The senior sophisticates of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway Bikur Cholim’s “Ladies & Lattes” knew that they were in for an exciting time when they saw world-famous illusionist David Blatt standing in the doorway of the Mandelbaum residence. Mr. Blatt wowed the ladies by reading their minds. It was incredible to watch him simply look at someone and know exactly what she was thinking.

During one segment, David had two copies of an “identical” book. He called up a member of the audience and stood back to back with her and asked her to pick any line from the 200-page book and read it. It was hilarious to the audience because, unbeknownst to the volunteer, David had the “same exact book.” After wowing the volunteer, he showed her the book. Everyone laughed! But then he flipped through her book that had over 50,000 words and then flipped through his book that was completely empty!

After an afternoon of entertainment, the ladies were ready to enjoy a gorgeous luncheon prepared by Five Towns and Far Rockaway Bikur Cholim volunteers Rebecca Berger, Rivky Birnbaum, Dahlia Borenstein, Sarala Einhorn, Jackie Erlichman, Karina Gamerman, Shoshana Jacobowitz, Blimi Mandel, Chavi Mandelbaum, Yocheved Pollack, Lea Sod, and Daniella Wolfson. The ladies enjoyed delicious pastas, salads, salmon, blintzes, sushi, and a delicious dessert assortment. Everything tasted even better on the adorable Purim themed tablescape. Wishing everyone a frelichin Purim!


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