Congregation Ohav Shalom

Building Community Celebrating Tradition

113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208 / (518) 489-4706 / Email Us /

Mah Jongg Returns to Ohav A fun-filled evening Join in-person or on zoom

Mah Jongg Returns to Ohav A fun-filled evening Join in-person or on zoom


May 9, 2022    
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Type

Come on out to Ohav Shalom for a fun filled evening of Mah Jong   Registration for both in person and zoom in the form below:

5:30-6PM Light Dinner
6-7PM Play Mah Jong (no instruction)
7-8PM Guest speaker, Annelise Heinz will join us a via ZOOM                                                                                                                      
8-9PM Play Mah Jong ~ Enjoy dessert

This is a hybrid (both IN PERSON and VIRTUAL event). If you prefer to join by zoom rather than attend in person, register for the link here!

Purchase raffle tickets for  Classic Mah Jong set (1 for $3 or 3 for $5)

See below to purchase Heinz’s book, Mah Jong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture, illustrates how the spaces between tiles and the moments between games have fostered distinct social cultures in the United States. This mass-produced game crossed the Pacific, creating new waves of popularity over the twentieth century. Annelise Henz narrates the history of this game to show how it has created a variety of meanings, among them American modernity, Chinese American heritage, and Jewish American women’s culture.

Drawing on photographs, advertising, popular media and dozens of oral histories, Heinz’s rich and colorful account offers the first history of the wildly popular game of mahjong.