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Yesterday was a great Mah Jongg day for the OMs. We invited L to join us and learn how to play the game. We were truly impressed with how fast she picked it all up. A future member of the OMs?

Lunch was delicious and tomorrow I will post the recipes. The table looked pretty and the Curried Chicken Salad and Arugula and Watermelon Salad were a hit with everyone. Big pieces of naan completed everyone’s plate.

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Toby Salk, a great friend of this blog and a wonderful Mah Jongg teacher in Berkeley and
throughout the Bay Area, sent this fun picture of a cat “playing” Mah Jongg. I wonder if Toby
was the cat’s teacher (since she is already considered to be the “cat’s meow” by all of her
Is your pet a part of your games? Send pictures and they will be posted! We recently heard from
Dianne G who wrote to us about the following:

“Most in our group have dogs. When we only have 3 available to play, the game goes on. We deal a hand to the 4th chair and call that player by the name of the resident dog. We do a blind Charleston (not in the official rules, we know) then return that player’s (Shasha, Chili, Rosie, Pepper, or whoever) tiles to the wall and finish playing the game of “threesies”. All for fun and laughs. This way the game goes on and we still get practice in playing the card.”




From Fresh Meadows, NY, we hear from the delightful Lynne Cohen


I teach Mah Jongg. Interested students can contact me at my email address as I check it all the time: spock26@verizon.net

Above is a picture of me (not the best but…) when I made the big hand…

…and a picture of all the women in our mah jongg group. Not all of them play at the same time, but we often have 3 or 4 tables going when we play. We met at a mah jongg class at our union (retired teachers) office.  Fun! I am sitting on the floor in between the two sofas. Lots of stories about the group, but it’s a wonderful bunch of women!
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Lynne also sent along some of her philosophical thoughts:

Live Long and Prosper!


One of the hardest things to give

away is kindness..it is usually

returned. Cort R. Flint


Life ends, love does not.


Life without dogs?

I don’t think so!

I have a feeling that Lynne’s classes are anything but boring!  And I am with her about not believing in life without dogs! Shoot her an email if you are in the area near Fresh Meadows and want to take some Mah Jongg lessons from a great lady…

CITY OF MAHJONGGERLY LOVE! (with apologies to the Brotherly kind of love!)


It may be cold and snowy in the City of Brotherly Love right now but there is no shortage of love for Mah Jongg there.


Recently I heard from Leah Feigenbaum and she had a lot to tell us:

“My name is Leah Feigenbaum and I have been playing the fascinating, fun, and fabulous game of Mah Jongg for well over forty years. Like many of you, I fell in love with this game watching my mother at our kitchen table. Eager to spread my passion, I have been teaching the game throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area for beginners and experienced players alike for the past seven years. While I love teaching new students the fundamentals of this great game, I get a real thrill from instructing my more seasoned students on the nuances and intricacies each year as new cards are released. Privileged to have taught more than three hundred students, I feel so lucky to have touched some great people, enlightening them to this lifelong game.

Whether you are attracted to the intellectual stimulation or the social aspect, Mah Jongg could be for you!

I can be contacted at 610-825-8630 or lfeige1574@gmail.com

If you are lucky enough to be living in the greater Philadelphia area, give Leah a call or send her an email – you are about to join a great group of people who have been taught the game by Leah.




As I promised, from time to time I will be listing Mah Jongg teachers around the country. Today I want to introduce you to Barbie Cohn Andreason who lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota and is easily accessible to all of you in the Twin Cities area.

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My call out for Mah Jongg teachers throughout the United States has been met with phenomenal success. Every few days I will post some more names and contact information about teachers in different areas of the country. If you are a Mah Jongg teacher – or know of any – please send names and contact information to me. It’s more fun if you have some great pictures to send along with names, email addesses and phone numbers.

Today I want to introduce you to Peggy Kolkey who teaches in Beverly Hills and on the Westside of Los Angeles. You can reach Peggy at pkolkey@yahoo.com or at 213.840.3869.

Here’s Peggy, victorious after winning on the very difficult 2013 hand from the NMJL‘s 2013 card: