I’ll Never Play Mah Jongg

Growing up in Cleveland my mother played mah jongg every week.  I decided I would never play it.  When she died I donated her 2 mah jongg sets to NCJW.  Four years ago we moved to Davis, California and joined a temple.  I formed a havurah.  Two of the women played mah jongg and seven more wanted to learn.  Of course I wanted to be with my friends so I learned also.  I love the game so much I joined two friends to teach two other non-Jewish groups how to play.  I guess I was destined to become a mahj maven.


– Sheila Beyer