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About mahjonggandme

Mah Jongg is not just a game. It has become a part of my life that allows me to entertain my Mah Jongg-playing friends, cook great meals to serve to them and test my mental skills during our game play (which, hopefully, is often).


First and foremost, we extend our most heartfelt condolences to dear Gladys Grad, the Grand Master of American Style Mah Jongg, for the untimely loss of her beloved husband, Phil. We are all thinking of you, Gladys.

On a happier note, the Berkeley-based Mah Jongg maven and exceptional teacher, Toby Salk, has lots of news for us. As we wrote earlier, Toby’s darling mother, Reva, won the first game of Mah Jongg at the Project Mah Jongg exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco . Here is the beautiful mother and daughter duo:


Congratulations to Toby and her mom!!! Read on for more exciting Toby Salk news… Continue reading


Last week I posted some of the coin purses that Donna had made – including the fabric!

She was kind enough to send a few more of her creations and here they are:

This is the collection of little mah purses that Donna made and are personalized with names -


Donna made these cute coasters for everyone in her Mah Jongg group:

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This picture is of a sun catcher with a few puffins mixed in. Puffins are Donna’s favorite animal.