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Museum of Jewish Heritage/Project Mah Jongg
Notes after my visit to the Museum of Jewish Heritage ...
How magnificent it all looked! The museum building, sitting impressively amidst the Battery's greenery and the Statue of Liberty's shining image, reflected a profound setting of life for Holocaust victims and the survivors the museum honors.
Upon entering the museum, my mind turned to Mah Jongg, the game I learned during my childhood, as I spent summers in a Coney Island bungalow colony. I felt honored that Melissa invited me to the opening night of Project Mah Jongg, celebrating the game's contribution to Jewish-American culture.
Drinking delicious mah jongg martini's, seeing the photos and artifacts, and hearing the mah jongg sounds, I felt a part of something much larger than myself. I am truly honored to teach this beautiful ancient game that transcends time, connecting generations.