Mah-jongg in American Jewish Life

Live, Online Event Recorded Via Zoom on November 11, 2021

Mah-jongg has been part of American life since the 1920s, but how did a game from China become a notable feature of Jewish American culture? Curator Melissa Martens Yaverbaum interviews Annelise Heinz, the author of Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture. Together they explore the Jewish American roots of the game, as well as its complicated and unpredictable journey. 

This event was co-sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, & The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.

 

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