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Learn how to play Mah Jongg

Photo of some regular JCC Mah Jongg players.

What do Chinese men and Jewish women have in common? Mah Jongg. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play this popular Chinese game, now is your chance to dive in and learn from some seasoned Mah Jongg players.

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center will offer Mah Jongg Tutorials on Mondays from 12:45–2:30 p.m. October 8 through October 29. The free classes will be held in the Holocaust Library at the JCC of Syracuse, 5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Leading the tutorials will be a core group of experienced JCC Mah Jongg players. Each teaching game will follow National Mah Jongg League rules. Mah Jongg is played at the JCC Tuesdays through Thursdays from 12:45–4 p.m. New players—both men and women—are always welcome to join in the fun.

Mah Jongg, developed in China as a tile-based game during the Qing dynasty, is played around the world. It offers players of all ages and genders a variety of cognitive, fine motor and socialization benefits.

For more information, and to make a Mah Jongg Tutorial reservation, contact Cindy Stein at 315-445-2360, ext. 104, or