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FAQ 4a. Favorite Mah-Jongg Links

Latest update: July 2016 (note that I often forget to update this line)
These are just a few, selected from among the many mah-jongg links in FAQ 4b -- click here or on a link in the nav frame at left to read other Mah-Jongg FAQs.
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  • Mah-Jongg Teachers & Lessons
  • Mah-Jongg Sets & Goods
  • Mah-Jongg Organizations in America
  • Mah-Jongg Tournaments & Cruises
  • Other Excellent Mah-Jongg Sites


    Lessons & Teachers

    Legal Notice: Sloperama.com accepts no responsibility for verifying the accuracy of any of these listings--please use your discretion in contacting listed teachers. We appreciate being notified of broken links.


    SCAM ALERT

    On June 7, 2016, someone using the name "James Graham" and using the email address james.graham115@outlook.com emailed mah-jongg instructors listed on this site, attempting to perpetrate a scam. All posters should exercise appropriate skepticism and caution when receiving emails from strangers, especially those with unusual requests.
    - Webmaster

    State City/Area Type of M.J. Name Email Website/Tel./Details
    AZ Chandler Area (Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix) American Eden Siegler esiegler@hotmail.com Tel. 847-338-4000
    AZ Scottsdale, East Valley, Phoenix American Donna Huisinga donnahuisinga31@gmail.com I teach small groups--you need to have a minimum of 3 interested people.
    AZ Scottsdale American Vicki Errigo Hunt vehunt@cox.net I teach at Valley of the Sun JCC, in Scottsdale, and I also do private instruction. Iím available teach families and groups at community centers, hotels, senior centers, and private residences. Website
    AZ Scottsdale/Prescott American Andrea Korff mandakorff@cox.net A finely tuned program offered for both beginners and those needing a refresher. Currently teaching at Foothills Library.
    AZ Scottsdale American Sharry Fassett sharrycrna@gmail.com Available to teach American Mah Jongg, Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced (Getting tournament ready) Private or groups
    AZ Scottsdale American Peggy Alexander peggyjalexander@gmail.com I teach groups as small as 3 in North Scottsdale. Phone number 480-488-3006
    CA Berkeley & Bay Area American Toby Salk tobysmj@gmail.com Website
    CA Camarillo American Merrily Lewis Merrily321@gmail.com I prefer small groups of 4 to 9 students.
    CA Danville Japanese Kira N meetup.com/pacificml/ Want to learn Japanese Riichi Mahjong? Check out our meetup page!
    CA El Dorado Hills Chinese Classical Kathy Limm ashnewal@gmail.com (none)
    CA Los Angeles, west side American, Chinese Official, Chinese Classical, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, Japanese, Western, & more Tom Sloper Private classes: minimum class size is 3 students; maximum class size is 16. See a class. Contact me. I also now teach mah-jongg at the Whizin Center at American Jewish University of Los Angeles.
    CA Los Angeles American Joyce McShane iamjoyoous@ca.rr.com (310) 837-8520. I teach at Roxbury Park Recreation Center twice a week. Call me!
    CA L.A. San Fernando Valley American Judi Nachenberg judi@mahjonggfunla.com Website
    [Not stated] Marin County American Jessica Frederick jesskoran@aol.com (none)
    CA Marin County/San Rafael American Suzan Dexter suzanmahj@gmail.com (none)
    CA Menlo Park American Irene Jones jones.irene@sbcglobal.net Tel. 650-854-3228
    CA San Francisco American, Chinese Sara Levy Linden sara@mahjclub.com I teach at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and private homes. 415-810-8434
    CA San Mateo County Chinese Classical Vicki Jung vjung8@gmail.com (none)
    CA Santa Maria American Donna Eschen puffins@aol.com Will teach group and private classes
    CA Torrance Japanese Ryan G meetup.com/Pacific-Mahjong-League-SoCal/ Want to learn Japanese Riichi Mahjong? Check out our meetup page!
    CO Boulder Chinese, American Jan MahJongg Meyer snobhillco@hotmail.com (none)
    CO Boulder/Denver area American Donna Mayo donnam508@gmail.com Happy to teach anyone interested in playing American Mah Jongg. We need more players.
    CO Lakewood City/Denver area American Mary Edgar maryedgar11@comcast.net I teach Friday afternoons at the Clements Community Center in Lakewood; 1 course is 4 sessions; class size: min-3, max-8. Prior signup is required.
    CO Parker American/NMJL Lina O'Day odaylina@gmail.com Come learn how to play, and have fun! 1 course is 4 lessons. Minimum class size 4. Max 8. Happy to teach!!
    CT Greenwich American Giselle Gibbs mahjongglessons@aol.com 203-536-2723 I teach beginning and advanced beginning American Mah Jongg at Greenwich Adult Continuing Education (website) and also teach private at my home or yours with minimum 3 players and also supervised play with strategy tips.
    CT Old Saybrook Chinese Classical Allison Friday allisonfriday@msn.com (none)
    CT/NY NY Lower CT and Westchester American Stefanie Buckley sandbuckee@aol.com Tel. (914) 921-4055
    DC Washington [not stated] Carla Bicks rusher6323@aol.com (none)
    FL Celebration Wright-Patterson (Military) (name withheld) MJDragonGal@aol.com (none)
    FL Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood American Sheila Strulowitz stlou13@aol.com (none)
    FL Fort Myers American MariAnne Albano Info@PurpleDragonMahJongg.com Website
    FL Fort Myers American Nancy seashellpoint@gmail.com (none)
    FL Lauderhill American Lynn Kaplan cliffy_lynn@yahoo.com I teach Mah Jongg on the first Wednesday of every month. Call 954-253-0547.
    FL North Palm Beach County American Arlene Shapiro
    artedshapiro@yahoo.com
    (none)
    FL Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Tequesta American Anna Farina-Rosen kmaindustriesinc@gate.net Website
    FL Palm Coast American/NMJL Linda Greiner (n/a) Telephone 386.283.7944
    FL Tampa Bay American Jacquie Hassan jacquiedhassan@yahoo.co.uk Where? your venue or my home. When ? At your convenience, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Is there a charge? Yes. 4 two hour lessons. Tel. 727-729-4183
    GA Greater Atlanta American, Chinese, Hong Kong, Japanese, Wright-Patterson Michele Frizzell mfrizzell@hotmail.com Website
    GA Savannah American Mary Hogan the.missus.h@gmail.com (none)
    IL Chicago (Hyde Park) American Arlene Rubin ArleneCRubin@aol.com (none)
    IN South Bend American/NMJL Lynn McDonald Lynn@BirthRootMidwifery.com I teach small groups of 3-4 in my home or yours. Contact me for more information.
    KS Wichita American/NMJL Tracy Callard TracyC13@aol.com 316-648-5294. I teach for Wichita Parks & Recreation and privately for interested groups or charitable fundraiser
    MI Battle Creek (not stated) Judie Moore onedot49015@sbcglobal.net (none)
    MN Minneapolis & SW Suburbs American Jody Brennan jbandrb@comcast.net I have been teaching classes since 2014 and follow the American National Mah Jongg League rules. I offer classes in the spring and fall at the Lenox Center in St. Louis Park, MN. If you have a group interested in learning Mah Jongg and can provide a meeting room or facility, please contact me to discuss arrangements.
    NC North Carolina Triad Area American Shelby Rhyne ssrhyne@gmail.com (none)
    NJ Randolph American Donna Gross donna2525@me.com I have been teaching for 5 years. Currently I am teaching at the adult school in Chatham. Please see attached link under fun and fitness Website.
    NJ Howell 07731 American/NMJL Christine Blackford mahjonggclass@yahoo.com Begginer NMJL (National Mah Jongg League) Mah Jongg private/group instruction at my residence †or your's with minimum 3 players. †Four Mah Jongg lesson†at a reasonable price. I am also available to teach families or groups at community centers, colleges, recreational & senior center, etc. †Contact: 732-785-5923
    NJ/PA Princeton NJ American/NMJL Neilia Makadok NMakadok@verizon.net Trained educator; teaching MJ for over 15 years in adult school continuing education programs, colleges, adult communities, and privately.
    NM Albuquerque American Cyndi Heller herMAHJesty@gmail.com Tel. 505-440-0044
    NM Santa Fe & Albuquerque American Carol Miseo-Hardin caje@earthlink.net Small private group lessons and at Santa Fe Community College 505-780-8622
    NV Reno American Ruth Klarer ruth.klarer@gmail.com (none)
    NY 10024 American/NMJL Joy Chimerine joychime88@yahoo.com Tel. (917) 443-2667
    NY Ithaca (summer only) American Barbara Berger Kiawahbarb8@aol.com Tel. (843) 991-0371
    NY LI, metropolitan NY American Ling Maris mahjonglady@optonline.net Tel. 516 782 6621. Website
    NY Long Island American Alex Pollack (none) Tel. 631-585-2832
    NY Long Island American Wendy Meagher wmeagher1@gmail.com (none)
    NY Long Island American Renee Gatta gattarenee@gmail.com Tel. 516-238-0566
    NY Long Island American Donna Miller-Small dmillersmall@optonline.net For many years, Iíve taught in libraries, Adult Education Programs and privately, all with excellent reviews from participants. With a carefully designed and well-honed curriculum, I provide sequenced activities that build skills and boost self-confidence. A flair for engaging presentations and supportive teaching methods add to my teacher credentials. Tel. 516-764-0153. mahjonggandcanastalongisland.com
    NY Manhattan American Goldie Red goldiered2@yahoo.com I teach individual and small groups in my home or yours.
    NY NY American Julie Azous julieazous@gmail.com Tel. 917-757-1558 www.masteringmahjongg.com/
    NY NY (Upper Eastside) American Linda Feinstein Email address is on website Website
    NY NY American Linda Fisher lfisher718 [at] gmail.com Website
    NY NY City (Upper East Side) American Rita Barron barita18@gmail.com Tel. (917) 716-6548
    NY NY American Rochelle Schattner Rdschattner@gmail.com Tel. 917 620 9466
    NY Westchester County (not stated) Regina reginak828@aol.com Tel. 718-344-4183
    NY Westchester County American Katie Winterstein Goldberg katiemahjongg@gmail.com.com Tel 914.447.4812 www.facebook.com/katiemahjongg
    NY Westchester County American Barbara Dellon & Susan Ryhanen mahjonggdrs@gmail.com Website
    NY Westchester County American Rose Asprea roasp27@optonline.net Tel. 914-447-4037
    NY, CT NY Lower CT and Westchester American Stefanie Buckley sandbuckee@aol.com Tel. (914) 921-4055
    OH Columbus American Alice Sadaka alice.sadaka@gmail.com (none)
    OH Dayton American, Hong Kong Regina Papa ginapapa@msn.com I play AND teach American Mah Jong (NMJL rules exclusively) and Hong Kong style MJ (as taught by Matt Shim).
    PA/NJ Bucks County PA American/NMJL Neilia Makadok NMakadok@verizon.net Trained educator; teaching MJ for over 15 years in adult school continuing education programs, colleges, adult communities, and privately.
    SC Greenville (except summer) American Barbara Berger Kiawahbarb8@aol.com Tel. (843) 991-0371
    TX Dallas American Marlene Stern mstern2307@comcast.net (none)
    VA Lynchburg (Central VA, but will travel) Shanghai, Hong Kong, American Elise Dee Beraru elise0511@comcast.net Tel. (434) 851-4532
    VA Spotsylvania 22551 [not stated] Lucy Santiago Lmsantiago1103@gmail.com Available for pretty much anywhere in VA 540-972-1308

  • Some players also teach. More teachers listed on the Find Players Bulletin Board. Can't find a local teacher above or on the bulletin board? For tips on how to find teachers in your area, read FAQ 15.

  • My listing the teachers above and vendors below does not constitute a guarantee of services or goods rendered. All trades or sales are private transactions between individuals--this website is simply a listing point and is no way involved in any transactions.


    Commercial Vendors and Suppliers

  • Eclectic Elements.com - Handcrafted Beaded Artisan Jewelry, Specializing in Mahjong Mah Jong jewelry and bracelets as well as other fun and funky game piece fashion accessories).

  • KMA Industries has mah-jongg sets, tiles, and accessories. Even big-number tiles for the visually impaired.

  • Mad About Mah Jongg - Your source for Mah Jongg gifts, games and accessories. Many one-of-a-kind and personalized Mah Jongg items made just for you in Wisconsin.†

  • MahjongMahjong.com specializes in selling "vintage" mah jong sets.

  • MahjongMart.com is your one-stop destination for mahjong goods - especially Japanese mahjong goods.

  • The Mah Jongg Maven - The Largest Selection of Mah-Jongg Games, Gifts & Supplies Available. Online ordering available. FREE Color Catalog Available.

  • WhereTheWindsBlow.com has fine quality mah-jongg gifts, gold mah-jongg charms, nightlights, trinket boxes, and many more mah-jongg accessories!

  • Yellow Mountain Imports - Fine mahjong sets, accessories, and more for the mahjong enthusiast.

    For more mah-jongg vendor/supplier website listings, see FAQ #4b.


    Mah-Jongg Organizations in America

  • The National Mah Jongg League has been around since 1937. http://nationalmahjonggleague.org

  • The American Mah Jongg Association is an alternative American Mah-Jongg organization - the AMJA has a fun and different yearly card. Merchandise, tournaments, cruises. http://www.amja.net

  • Marvelous Mah Jongg sells an alternative American card, mah-jongg jewelry, and mah-jongg items for mobile phones. The card is released annually with the Chinese New Year. marvelousmahjongg.com

  • The Wright-Patterson rules are available only from the Wright Patterson Mah Jongg Group. This Western game is the one played by officers' wives on American military bases all over the world (see FAQ 2 and FAQ 3).
    Mah Jongg Book Sales
    PO Box 1067
    Fairborn, OH 45324
    Email: mahjongg@wrightpattersonowc.org

  • For information about organizations in other countries, see FAQ 4b.


    Tournaments & Cruises

  • For a schedule of American Mah Jongg tournaments in the Los Angeles area, see Judi and Bill's Mah Jongg Fun website at MahJonggFunLA.com.

  • http://4winds-mahjongg.com: 4 Winds Mah Jongg tournaments in Bellmore, Long Island, NY organized by Sheryl Perry - American mah-jongg.

  • The American Mah Jongg Association (the alternative American Mah-Jongg organization) organizes tournaments and events. http://www.amja.net

  • For information on NMJL tournaments and cruises around the country, a copy of the official tournament rules, and additional information on the tournaments and cruises, visit Mah Jongg Madness.

  • The North American Mahjong Federation was created in 2008. Join and participate in tournaments, both live and online.

  • For information on NMJL tournaments and cruises in San Diego and Southern California, visit the Travel Wizard site at http://www.travelwizardtravel.com/tourney.htm

  • Not only tournaments, but a warm friendly environment where people have fun playing the game of Mah Jongg. The Purple Dragon club is in Fort Myers, Florida.

  • For information on weekly American-style tournaments in West Palm Beach, FL, contact Dorothy Kornheiser by email at bdko@webtv.net or call her at 561-689-8299.

  • Tournaments in Manhattan (the one in New York, not the one in California)! Check the website: www.manhattanmahjongg.com or write to the organizers at: manhattanmahj@aol dot com.

  • For info on American-style tournaments in the Midwest, visit www.midwestmahjongg.com. Dawn promises you'll have a lot of fun and meet nice people who love to play mah-jongg.

  • For information about organizing your own tournament, read FAQ 21 here on this website.

  • Also keep an eye out for tournament announcements on the Find Players/Teachers bulletin board.


    Other Excellent Mah-Jongg Sites

  • Michael Stanwick's site is full of amazing information about mah-jongg sets and their history. www.themahjongtileset.co.uk

  • The Mahjong Museum site created by Jim May is a great resource if you are looking for information about collectible mah-jongg sets. www.mahjongmuseum.com.

  • CHarli's museum page is another great resource if you are looking for information about collectible mah-jongg sets. www.charli.org. And see her sister site, 13 Orphans; galleries of sets, and orphan tiles (maybe you have a set that is missing some?).

  • Carli van Emde Boas has his extensive collection of mah-jongg sets on display at www.mahjonggsite.com.

  • Cool Old Games has a very useful gallery of photos of old American mah-jongg sets at www.coololdgames.com/MahJonggallery.html. Also tips on restoration and repair! www.coololdgames.com/projects.html

  • Martin Rep of the Netherlands founded Mahjong NEWS, an impressive and comprehensive internet newspaper about all things mah-jongg; it's now run by Scott D. Miller. Keep up to date on international mah-jongg happenings, software, and news. www.mahjongnews.com.

  • Linda Fisher's site describes American-style mah-jongg as it is played today, in detail, for new players. http://sites.google.com/site/mahjrules/.

  • Join Johni Levene's popular Facebook group, "Mah Jongg, That's It!" for lively conversations about American mah-jongg and all things mah-jongg.

  • MahJonggMentor.com is a subscription site that offers instructional videos, a free newsletter, blogs, and forums. Focus is on American (NMJL) rules, but also has sections on Asian rules.

  • Sushila Singh's Mumbai Style Mahjongg site is at www.themumbaistylemahjongg.com.


    For LOTS more mah-jongg website listings, see FAQ #4b.

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