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FAQ 4a. Favorite Mah-Jongg Links

Latest update: March 2020 (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

    Visitors to this site are urged to follow your state's pandemic guidelines. Mah-jongg classes should not meet until after the emergency passes. See FAQ 5 for online playing options.

    Teachers: to be listed here, email the info you want posted to webmaster at sloperama dot 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.
    Be aware: On June 7, 2016, someone using the name "James Graham" and using the email address 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.

    State City/Area Type of M.J. Name Email Website/Tel./Details
    AZ Chandler Area (Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix) American Eden Siegler Tel. 847-338-4000
    AZ Scottsdale, East Valley, Phoenix American Donna Huisinga I teach small groups--you need to have a minimum of 3 interested people.
    AZ Scottsdale American Vicki Errigo Hunt 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 A finely tuned program offered for both beginners and those needing a refresher. Currently teaching at Foothills Library.
    AZ Scottsdale American Sharry Fassett Available to teach American Mah Jongg, Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced (Getting tournament ready) Private or groups
    AZ Scottsdale American Peggy Alexander I teach groups as small as 3 in North Scottsdale. Phone number 480-488-3006
    CA Berkeley & Bay Area American Toby Salk Website
    CA Camarillo American Merrily Lewis I prefer small groups of 4 to 9 students.
    CA Danville Japanese Kira N Want to learn Japanese Riichi Mahjong? Check out our meetup page!
    CA El Dorado Hills Chinese Classical Kathy Limm
    CA Los Angeles, west side American, Chinese Official, Chinese Classical, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, Japanese, British/Australian, & more Tom Sloper I am not teaching classes while the novel coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. I encourage visitors to this site to follow your state's pandemic guidelines. See FAQ 5 for online playing options.
    CA Los Angeles American Joyce McShane (310) 837-8520. I teach at Roxbury Park Recreation Center twice a week. Call me!
    CA L.A. San Fernando Valley American Judi Nachenberg Website
    [Not stated] Marin County American Jessica Frederick
    CA Marin County/San Rafael American Suzan Dexter
    CA Menlo Park American Irene Jones Tel. 650-854-3228
    CA San Diego American Carol Cohn I teach beginner or advanced levels of American mahjong. Private or group lessons available. I live in the Mission Valley area of San Diego 92111. email or text @ 619.708.7760
    CA San Diego, North County American Sandra Novack I teach beginner American Mah Jongg and intermediate strategy classes. Private or group lessons in north San Diego. E-mail or text @ 760-685-0178.
    CA San Francisco American, Chinese Sara Levy Linden I teach at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and private homes. 415-810-8434
    CA San Mateo County Chinese Classical Vicki Jung
    CA Santa Maria American Donna Eschen Will teach group and private classes
    CA Santa Monica American Megan McGrath I teach American Mah Jongg using the NMJL rules. Classes are two hours, four sessions + practice games. After graduation we offer games several days per week. (Hard to find for beginners.) We are building quite a community in our wonderful club - and you can call me at (310) 579-7383.
    CA Torrance Japanese Ryan G Want to learn Japanese Riichi Mahjong? Check out our meetup page!
    CO Boulder Chinese, American Jan MahJongg Meyer
    CO Boulder/Denver area American Donna Mayo Happy to teach anyone interested in playing American Mah Jongg. We need more players.
    CO Loveland [not stated] Kimberly Boone I am a teacher in Loveland Colorado. There are clubs all over the northern Colorado region. My number is 307-217-3250 if anyone wants one.
    CO Parker American/NMJL Lina O'Day 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 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
    CT/NY NY Lower CT and Westchester American Stefanie Buckley Tel. (914) 921-4055
    DC Washington [not stated] Carla Bicks
    DE Southern Delaware [not stated] Michelle Rahn have been teaching for over 5 years. I will travel up to 60 miles or so. I offer 3 classes of 2 hors each. This can be flexible. Prefer a minimum of 4 players and a max of 8. cell 609-670-2140
    FL Celebration Wright-Patterson (Military) (name withheld)
    FL Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood American Sheila Strulowitz
    FL Fort Myers American MariAnne Albano Website
    FL Fort Myers American Nancy
    FL Lauderhill American Lynn Kaplan I teach Mah Jongg on the first Wednesday of every month. Call 954-253-0547.
    FL Miami (Kendall and South Miami) American/NMJL Maureen Glabman I teach Mah Jongg at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami in Coral Gables; also privately to groups of four or five in your home or mine. Six sessions of two hours each or three sessions of three hours. Call for rates when you have a complete group. 305-975-5779
    FL Naples American/NMJL Donna Bianco Trained educator; teaching at Naples Park Area Association. Email for more info and to reserve a seat at our beginner table. 239-596-2222
    FL North Palm Beach County American Arlene Shapiro
    FL Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Tequesta American Anna Farina-Rosen Website
    FL Palm Coast American/NMJL Linda Greiner (n/a) Telephone 386.283.7944
    FL Tampa Bay American Jacquie Hassan 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 Website
    GA Savannah American Mary Hogan
    IL Chicago (Hyde Park) American Arlene Rubin
    IN South Bend American/NMJL Lynn McDonald I teach small groups of 3-4 in my home or yours. Contact me for more information.
    KS Wichita American/NMJL Tracy Callard 316-648-5294. I teach for Wichita Parks & Recreation and privately for interested groups or charitable fundraiser
    MI Battle Creek (not stated) Judie Moore
    MN Minneapolis & SW Suburbs American Jody Brennan 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
    NC Brevard/Asheville/Cashier/Charlotte American Barbara Berger Playing 47 years and teaching the past 15 years. I teach American Mahjongg and will teach at your home, or club or just about anywhere you desire. Tel. (843) 991-0371
    NJ Bergen County American/NMJL Stacy Budkofsky I can teach in both Bergen County, NJ and Rockland County NY. 201-280-4937 I teach Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Strategy/Tournament readiness. Teaching 10+ years. Private lessons or classes.
    NJ Randolph American Donna Gross 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 Monmouth and Ocean County American/NMJL Christine B Mah Jongg for Beginners & Intermediate private/group instruction, minimum 3 players. Available to teach individuals, families or groups at libraries, colleges, communities, recreational and senior centers, etc.
    NJ/PA Princeton NJ American/NMJL Neilia Makadok Trained educator; teaching MJ for over 15 years in adult school continuing education programs, colleges, adult communities, and privately.
    NM Albuquerque American Cyndi Heller Tel. 505-440-0044
    NM Santa Fe & Albuquerque American Carol Miseo-Hardin Small private group lessons and at Santa Fe Community College 505-780-8622
    NV Reno American Ruth Klarer
    NY 10024 American/NMJL Joy Chimerine Tel. (917) 443-2667
    NY Ithaca (summer only) American Barbara Berger Tel. (843) 991-0371
    NY LI, metropolitan NY American Ling Maris Tel. 516 782 6621. Website
    NY Long Island American Alex Pollack Tel. 631-585-2832
    NY Long Island American Wendy Meagher 631-724=3135 or cell 631-774-2335 (cell)
    NY Long Island American Renee Gatta Tel. 516-238-0566
    NY Long Island American Donna Miller-Small 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.
    NY Long Island 11572 American/NMJL including Siamese Carla Gutman 516-665-2980
    NY Manhattan American Goldie Red I teach individual and small groups in my home or yours.
    NY NY American Julie Azous Tel. 917-757-1558
    NY NY (Upper Eastside) American Linda Feinstein Email address is on website Website
    NY NY American Linda Fisher lfisher718 [at] Website
    NY NY City (Upper East Side) American Rita Barron Tel. (917) 716-6548
    NY Manhattan, Brooklyn American Rochelle Schattner Tel. 917 620 9466
    NY NYC's Upper West Side [Not stated] Bonnie Experienced teacher. Call 917-399-6929 for rates and location.
    NY Rockland County American/NMJL Stacy Budkofsky I can teach in both Bergen County, NJ and Rockland County NY. 201-280-4937 I teach Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Strategy/Tournament readiness. Teaching 10+ years. Private lessons or classes.
    NY Setauket 11720 American Renee
    NY Westchester County (not stated) Regina Tel. 718-344-4183
    NY Westchester County American Katie Winterstein Goldberg Tel 914.447.4812
    NY Westchester County American Barbara Dellon & Susan Ryhanen Website
    NY Westchester County American Rose Asprea Tel. 914-447-4037
    NY, CT NY Lower CT and Westchester American Stefanie Buckley Tel. (914) 921-4055
    OH Columbus American Alice Sadaka
    OH Dayton American, Hong Kong Regina Papa 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 Trained educator; teaching MJ for over 15 years in adult school continuing education programs, colleges, adult communities, and privately.
    SC Grand Strand Area American and Asian Susan Verbeke
    SC Greenville/Spartanburg/York/Anderson, NC border American Barbara Berger Playing 47 years and teaching the past 15 years. I teach American Mahjongg and will teach at your home, or club or just about anywhere you desire. Tel. (843) 991-0371
    TX Austin/Round Rock 78665 American Sydna Hall Former elementary school teacher. I have been teaching in my over 55 community for 2 years.
    TX Dallas American Marlene Stern
    TX Houston 77056 (not stated) Michelle Shapiro (281) 825-8873
    VA Charlottesville American Joyce Nunge
    VA Lynchburg (Central VA, but will travel) Shanghai, Hong Kong, American Elise Dee Beraru Tel. (434) 851-4532
    VA Spotsylvania 22551 [not stated] Lucy Santiago Available for pretty much anywhere in VA 540-972-1308

  • Some players also teach. More teachers are 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. And also check out ILoveMahj, where you can "find other players near you and organize home games in a snap."

  • 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

  • Fun With Mah Jongg has mah-jongg sets, tiles, and accessories. Even big-number tiles for the visually impaired.

  • specializes in selling "vintage" mah jong sets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The American Mah-Jongg Association sells an alternative American card, played using NMJL rules (with a couple of differences), and organizes tournaments.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The United States Professional Mahjong League hosts learning and events in Japanese Riichi Majan, in New York City. USPML hosted the 2017 WRC in Las Vegas.

  • Pacific Mahjong League, Southern California branch, meets in Torrance, CA -
  • Pacific Mahjong League, Northern California branch, meets in Danville, CA -

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For information on NMJL tournaments and cruises in San Diego and Southern California, visit the Travel Wizard site at

  • 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 or call her at 561-689-8299.

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

  • For info on American-style tournaments in the Midwest, visit 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.

  • CHarli's museum page is another great resource if you are looking for information about collectible mah-jongg sets. And see her sister site, 13 Orphans; galleries of sets, cards, 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

  • Cool Old Games has a very useful gallery of photos of old American mah-jongg sets at Also tips on restoration and repair!

  • Author Gregg Swain has a blog and information about sets at

  • Martin Rep of the Netherlands founded Mahjong NEWS, an impressive and comprehensive internet newspaper about all things mah-jongg; after changing owners a couple of times, it is now sadly inactive.

  • Linda Fisher's site describes American-style mah-jongg as it is played today, in detail, for new players.

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

  • 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.

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

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