BSV’s The Janet Gordon Annual Mah Jongg Day and “Bruncheon” Playing with a Purpose

by | Aug 11, 2017 | What’s Happening

Sunday, October 29

Since 2010, the Janet Gordon Mah Jongg Tournament, a tribute to Janet Gordon, of blessed memory, has been a creative, fun, and successful fundraiser for Beth Sholom Village, a campus that has served the community for more than 35 years.

The wife of Daniel Gordon, mother of Lynn G. Saunders and Mark J. Gordon, Janet Gordon was a caring, loving person who gave back in many ways. She was a member of Temple Israel’s Sisterhood, Hadassah, and ORT, as well as other organizations. In addition to her community involvement, Janet Gordon loved her weekly Mah Jongg games with friends.

To keep the tradition alive, the committee wants to highlight the comradery of playing Mah Jongg with friends old and new.

This year, the event will be held on a Sunday in the fall in order to make the day even more accessible to those who work during the week and vacation in the summer. In that same spirit of inclusiveness, the committee hopes that moving away from a tournament to a day of play will attract more women who are new to the game of Mah Jongg.

As in years past, this day of Mah Jongg, while no longer an actual tournament, will remain a day of fabulous food and fun.

Delicious food will be served from the start of the “bruncheon” through the end of play with snacks and drinks to maintain the players’ energy. The day will include raffle prizes and a take home gift created by residents of the Village. Friends will spend time together and new friendships will be formed, as everyone becomes part of something meaningful—supporting the residents of Beth Sholom Village.

Anyone who would like to learn to play, become more experienced, or wants more information about the event, should call Dana Patish, 757-641-4773 or Rachel Abraham, 757-729-3575.

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