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…I am sending you all good thoughts that you received everything you wished for…including lots of Jokers in your Mah Jongg games!

Happy Chanukah!!!


I know so many of you are interested in teaching your children and grandchildren the wonderful game of Mah Jongg but just are not sure as to how to do it. Well, good news is here! Sally Jo Rudnick of www.MahJonggNetwork.com has developed a wonderful Mah Jongg Junior card offering Mah Jongg fun for all ages. Not only is it well-designed to attract the (much) younger generation, but it definitely will help children ease into the game. Perhaps it also might work for the very senior people who want to learn the game but are having a difficult time understanding the suits, the Dragons, the hands on the card, etc. 

I am so impressed with Sally Jo and her great idea. The card is hot off the presses and to be among the first to get yours and start teaching the next generation of Mah Jongg winners, contact Sally Jo at www.MahJonggNetwork.com.

Some of the benefits of the card are:

  • Easy to Read Card Design.
  • Fun and Challenging Hands.
  • Rules are included on the back of the Card.
  • New Yearly Cards are mailed to you each November.
  • FREE Shipping!

Here’s a preview of Sally Jo’s creation (I have redacted the better part of the hands as the card is proprietary – get your own to see these wonderfully easy and teachable hands for yourself). And, as an added incentive, by purchasing this card you will be helping to support the JCC and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To receive your card in time for Chanukah and Christmas, be sure to place your order NOW!


Oh, YUM! Look what I got – a very delicious chocolate coin that couldn’t be more perfect for Chanukah gelt or stocking stuffers for your favorite Mah Jongg friends (each coin is individually packed in a sweet little clamshell). Along with being absolutely adorable, they are delicious too (they are dark chocolate so that means they are good for you!). What a wonderful idea and the perfect little gift for the holidays…and beyond!

If you are interested in purchasing, contact the very creative Anna at www.funwithmahjongg.com


Did anyone see CBS Sunday Morning yesterday (December 25th, 2016)? They did an entire segment on Chanukah menorahs and guess what showed up…that’s right – a menorah made of Mah Jongg tiles! Mah Jongg is EVERYWHERE!!!cbs-sunday-morning-menorahThere actually are many menorahs made up of Mah Jongg tiles – if you have one, please send me photos and I will post them.

Here are some more examples of Mah Jongg menorahs – most of these are from different shops on Etsy or Pinterest (just do a Google search for Mah Jongg menorah):mah-jongg-menorahHere‘s a beautiful handcrafted version: metal-menorah And here is a two-toned version:                       cranberry-colored two-tone version:          And one with the Mogen David as the holder for the Shamash or servant candle:mogen-david-menorah Even one made of earthenware                            And, of course, there is a Mah Jongg Chanukah computer game with menorahs!mah-jongg-menorah-gamescreen-shot-2016-12-25-at-4-41-46-pm



I was wondering what post I should do for the Christmas and Chanukah holidays when, thanks to Joy H, the following wonderful – and, oh-so-clever! – poem arrived in my mailbox (along with other wonderful gifts which you can see below the poem). Much thanks to Joy and wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and a very happy Chanukah!!img_2003A wonderful gift bag and a dancing angel…img_2006A fabulous Mah Jongg pin but it was presented so beautifully that I wanted you to see the packaging…img_2007And the pièce de résistance…Joyful body lotion from the most joyous of all…our dear friend, Joy!img_2008


I know many of you have asked me where to find the Star of David Mah Jongg set. For quite a while it has been unavailable but now, it is back and on sale! Our dear friend, Lynn Chorn of www.wherethewindsblow.com, is offering this special set at a discounted price, but only until September 9th so, if you are interested, contact Lynn now online or at 281.578.7571! Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 2.48.58 PMScreen Shot 2016-08-30 at 2.51.04 PMBTW, this is a FABULOUS Chanukah gift for those of you who, like me, plan ahead!Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 3.02.06 PM