Mah Jongg event benefits Beth Sholom

by | Nov 1, 2019 | What’s Happening

Sunday, November 3, 11 am – 3:30 pm, Beth Sholom Village

The 11th Annual Janet Gordon Mah Jongg Day of Play & Luncheon is right around the corner – and it’s an event not to miss – one that really puts the “fun” in fundraiser.

More than 125 Mah Jongg players of all abilities and backgrounds will come together in BSV’s newly renovated facility, and all funds raised from the Mah Jongg event go directly towards supporting residents and patients at Beth Sholom Village.

Beth Sholom Village is everything needed under one name: rehab, skilled nursing, assisted living, home health, hospice and palliative care, and transportation services for the elderly. For nearly 40 years, Beth Sholom has served as Tidewater’s trusted, high quality provider of senior services that offers compassionate and person-centered care to thousands of people. Seniors, both Jewish and non-Jewish, receive the highest quality of healthcare and services at BSV.

Attending the Annual Janet Gordon Mah Jongg Day of Play & Luncheon means that you support meaningful programs that enhance the quality of life for valuable members of the community, at a time in their lives when they deserve the very best. Attendees will have the opportunity to make an even bigger difference through participating in the raffle drawings for items generously donated by local business owners.

This event is always special and fun for all involved, but the 2019 Day of Play & Luncheon may just top them all. Each year Beth Sholom Village’s event committee works hard to plan the event, with the theme based on the Chinese zodiac sign for the current lunar year. This year happens to be the Year of the Pig. So, what’s a Jewish communal organization to do – is that even kosher?

As usual, all food prepared by the catering service at Beth Sholom Village is kosher (and delicious). The Southern style luncheon being served is no different.  For an official word on how to proceed, Rabbi Michael Panitz of Temple Israel said the following about this conundrum: “What about the pig is forbidden to Jews? Eating them! Wearing hush puppies shoes could be a problem…. but playing mah-jongg? Not a problem. Making mention of the various animals in the Chinese calendar? Also, not a problem. So by all means, enjoy the tournament and show your support for our wonderful home and Village!”

Registration is still open for the 11th Annual Janet Gordon Mah Jongg Day of Play & Luncheon. Visit for more information and to register today.