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Chinese Roots of Mah Jongg

Join us for some tea and talk about the cross-cultural love Mah Jongg!  In this discussion, the Chicago Chinese community shares its history and rich connection with the game they warmly refer to as “M. J.” We’ll also talk about differences in methods of play, and the game’s important role in both the Jewish and the Chinese American communities.

This program is in collaboration with the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago and is generously supported by The Covenant Foundation.
Join us all month for Mah Jongg May!  One table, 136 tiles, four players, and a whole lot of fun. Celebrate the ancient Chinese game popularized by Jewish-American women in the early twentieth century with classes, friendly matches, a night of martinis, and an exploration of the roots of the game!
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