The click of the tiles mixed with the voices of players calling – 6 bam, 5 crack, flower – fills the air. It must be Monday at the JCC. Time for Mah jonng!

Mah Jongg (or Maj, as it is often called) is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. Each week, the tables are set up, the snacks are put out, and the community is invited for friendly and non-competitive open mah jongg. Coaching is even available with our on-site Mah Jongg Maven.

Mah Jongg Open Games
Stay tuned for Summer 2020 beginner programs via ZOOM, live!


Never played? Want to learn? Our experienced instructor will teach you the difference between bams, cracks, and dots, and show you how to make a hand in Beginning Mah Jongg classes. Stay tuned for Spring 2020 beginner programs.

Questions about Mah Jongg at the JCC?

Contact Rachel Pressman, Community Programs Coordinator, at 414-967-8258.

Play a different hand

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