An Astonishing Accomplishment in Mah Jongg!

August 11, 2014

Every Monday, 50 men (yes, men) and women play Mah Jongg at the JCC. Our JCC Maj players have created a community.  Not only do they celebrate milestones, like having birthday cake in honor Bernice Hurwitz’s 90th, but they also celebrate major Maj accomplishments as well.  On Monday, July 7th, Beverly Kaiman beat the odds while playing Mah Jongg at the JCC.

Beverly is a seasoned Mah Jongg player and plays regularly with a group of 5 women at the JCC at the “Drop-In Mah Jongg” program on Mondays.

On this particular day, she won a “quint” hand by acquiring 8 jokers.  This is so rare, because a Mah Jongg set contains only 8 jokers in total.  One member of the group was quoted as saying, “I have played for fifty years and have never seen anyone get 8 jokers in one hand!”

The entire JCC Mah Jongg community celebrated with Bev on her accomplishment and news worthy feat. 

To learn more about Mah Jongg at the JCC contact Diane Sobel at 414-967-8258 or