Temple Beth Sholom selling 2018 Mah Jongg cards

Residents can purchase a standard size card for $8 and a large card for $9.

Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood is taking orders for 2018 Mah Jongg cards.The deadline for ordering cards is Jan. 8. Please send your full name and address with your check made out to TBS Sisterhood. The cost is $8 per standard size card and $9 per large card.

According to the National Mah Jongg League, “Mah Jongg is a rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. The game originated in China, dating back to the time of Confucius. It was originally played solely by the ruling classes; the Mandarins refused to permit other inhabitants of the country to enjoy the pleasure of this aristocratic pastime. The introduction of Ma Cheuck, the game of the Sparrows, to all classes was met with instant popularity. To this day, Mah Jongg remains the most popular game in the Orient. Interestingly, the rules in North China differ from those in South China.”

Send orders to Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood,1901 Kresson Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 and mark the envelope Mah Jongg Card. Any questions please call Zelda Greenberg at (856) 751–4201. Cards may also be ordered online at www.tbsonline.org/mahjongg­­­­.