Curious about mah jongg, the centuries-old Chinese game that has been a staple for years among Jewish-Americans? The Temple's Adult Education Committee is excited to offer a four-week mah jongg workshop on Sundays, February 5, 12, 26 and March 5 from noon to 2 p.m. at Congregation Achduth Vesholom. The workshop will not only teach newbies the art of this classic game, but also will provide learning and teaching opportunities for seasoned players.
Participants will watch the documentary film The Tiles That Bind, hear Gregg Swain, author of Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game, speak about the history of the connection between the Jewish community and the game, examine the artwork depicted on various mah jongg tiles, and learn the details of the card. After the workshop concludes, drop-in games will be scheduled in the Temple’s new Madge Rothschild Resource Center.
Men and women, ages 13 and older, are invited to participate. Space is limited! Please RSVP to the Temple office at (260) 744-4245 by Sunday, January 22. Cost for the 4-week workshop is $25 for Temple members and $30 for non-members. The cost also includes a 2017 National Mah Jongg League membership and card. (Please make checks payable to “CAV – The Temple.) Please let Wendy Soltz or the Temple office know if you are interested in helping teach during the workshop.