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This Week in Mah Jongg: Strategic Thinking

By Julie and Philippe, ILoveMahj.com September 7, 2021

Hello, again! In previous articles, we've focused on the mechanics of the game, packing our tutorials full of great information for newbies getting started with American Mah Jongg. They are also a perfect refresher for those who haven't played in a...

This Week in Mah Jongg: Let’s Play!

This Week in Mah Jongg: Let’s Play!

BY JULIE AND PHILIPPE, ILOVEMAHJ.COM August 24, 2021

Our 5-part introduction to the fascinating game of American Mah Jongg is now complete and you have all the knowledge needed to start playing. If you didn't manage to catch all five tutorials, don't worry, you'll just need to search for "Mah Jongg" above...

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This Week in Mah Jongg: Playing the Game (Part 3)

By Julie and Philippe, ILoveMahj.com August 17, 2021

Welcome to the fifth tutorial in the Introduction to American Mah Jongg series, presented by I Love Mahj! If you've missed any, don't worry, you can easily find previous tutorials by typing the term Mah Jongg in the search box at the top right of this...

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This Week in Mah Jongg: Playing the Game (Part 2)

PHILLIPE AND JULIE, ILOVEMAHJ.COM August 10, 2021

Hello again and welcome to this week's Mah Jongg tutorial from the team at I Love Mahj! Last time we discussed the early part of the game, including setting up and the various parts of the Charleston. This time, we'll be moving into the main segment...

This Week in Mah Jongg: Playing the Game (Part 1)

This Week in Mah Jongg: Playing the Game (Part 1)

Phillipe and Julie, ILoveMahj.com August 3, 2021

So far, in this tutorial series presented by I Love Mahj, we've discussed the various tiles found in an American Mah Jongg set and how to read the card published each year by the National Mah Jongg League (NMJL). As you'll recall, the object of the...

This Week In Mah Jongg: Understanding the Card

This Week In Mah Jongg: Understanding the Card

ILOVEMAHJ.COM July 23, 2021

Welcome to the next installment of our Beginner's Guide to this wonderful game presented by I Love Mahj! Last week you were introduced to the 152 tiles that make up an American Mah Jongg set. This week we'll focus on the Official Standard Hands and...

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This Week In Maajh: Beginner’s guide to American Mah Jongg

ilovemahj.com, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT July 19, 2021

We hope you enjoyed the kick-off of this new weekly column, This Week In Mah Jongg, or as the cool kids call it, "Maajh." Last week we started by explaining the rich history of the game and how Mah Jongg in America created economic and cultural change,...

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School eighth grader Omry Kielmanowitz and sixth grader Leora Dean visit the Legacy Museum’s lynching memorial in Montgomery, Ala. In the background, 800 steel monuments suspended from the ceiling represent counties in the U.S. where a lynching took place.

Students learn about racial injustice; upcoming mahj tournament; Arts & Faith concert

Ellen Futterman, Editor August 29, 2019

Walking in the footsteps of civil rights historyCaleb Arnow, a seventh-grader at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, said he enjoyed going to all of the museums he and the other middle-schoolers visited last week on a five-day social justice trip,...

Mah jongg isn’t just a game. It’s a way of life.

Jessica Turnoff Ferrari February 13, 2019

This article originally appeared on Kveller.For Jewish women of a certain age, playing mah jongg is as inevitable as eating Chinese food on Christmas or complaining that you’re hungry on Yom Kippur.The sounds of thick tiles clinking and calls of “five...

The Maccabeats will be one of several musical acts performing at the Sababa festival Oct. 14.   

Jewish Arts Festival, Mah Jongg and so much more

By Ellen Futterman, Editor September 27, 2018

As we look to October, a whole lot is happening in the St. Louis Jewish community. Here are a few events and programs you may want to note on your calendars:Sababa Jewish Arts Festival: The inaugural Sababa festival is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday,...

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St. Louis ‘mahjaholic’ plans inaugural mah jongg event

By Ellen Futterman, Editor September 14, 2018

Susan “Shayna” Scribner is a self-described mahjaholic. Translation: She could play the game of mah jongg morning, noon and night and not get tired of it.“I have my mother’s mah jongg set, but she didn’t teach me to play,” says Scribner,...

Six-week Mah Jongg class at JCC starting March 31

March 2, 2016

On Thursday, March 31, the Jewish Community Center will begin a six-week Mah Jongg class on consecutive Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The class is designed for those who are new to the game or who are looking to brush up on their skills. The cost for...

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