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Book Talk: Mah-jongg in American Jewish Life

Hosted By: Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA)

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? Join us as curator Melissa Martens Yaverbaum interviews Annelise Heinz, the author of “Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture.” Together they’ll explore the Jewish American roots of the game, as well as its complicated and unpredictable journey. Register early and submit a question – a few lucky entries will earn a cameo spot to pose their question as part of the program.

To submit a question, please email: programs@yiddishbookcenter.org, ATTN: Mah-jongg.

This live event will be presented via Zoom and will stream live on the Yiddish Book Center’s Facebook page. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—registration is required.

This event is 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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