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Mah Jongg Mondays


Dating back to the time of Confucius, Mah Jongg is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with millions of dedicated players around the world and a variety of Internet and computer versions.




Gregg Swain returns as our teacher to
kick off Season 2 of “Mah Jongg Mondays.”

Gregg will provide an introduction to Mah Jongg, a tile game similar to rummy, played by four people around a table. In this series of four lessons, players will learn to identify tiles that can differ from set to set, how to set up the tiles they are dealt, and how to figure out what type of hand they are most likely to win. By the end of the second session, players will be playing the game with teacher supervision provided. Players also will learn beginning game strategies. By the end of the four lessons, players will be able to play on their own.



Class dates: November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 2017

Time: 9:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Class size: 8 players based on two tables of four

Cost: $120 for Women’s Auxiliary, $140 for all other temple members...
plus a one-time fee of $9 for the card issued by the National Mah Jongg League
that is required for this style of play

Complete our online registration »



We request that you do not sign up unless you know you can commit to the first class, and it is highly recommended that you attend all of the others to truly understand the game.

Space is limited to eight per session. We will have multiple sessions to accommodate those who sign up. We will confirm any payments received.

If you are interested in ongoing play, perfect for those who have taken our beginner Mah-Jongg class or who are familiar with the basics and are now ready to sharpen their skills, then please email w-aprogramming@emanuelnyc.org.



Gregg Swain is a well-known Mah Jongg historian, writer, speaker and teacher. She has taught Mah Jongg at the New York Junior League, the River Club and several other locations in the city. She also is a co-author of the book Mah Jongg, The Art of the Game.


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