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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
B'nai Sholom-Beth David hosts Mah Jongg tournament
Courtesy Robert Strangio
Sisterhood Co-President Nancy Hochhauser, center, was deep in concentration as she contemplated her next move.

An enthusiastic group of Mah Jongg players gathered at Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David in Rockville Centre on April 21 for a day of competitive Mah Jongg.

The tournament, hosted by the Sisterhood of Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David, involved 52 players from throughout Long Island, Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey who took part in the spirited and friendly competition.

“Playing in tournaments for the first time is certainly a nerve-wracking experience, but our tournament was very friendly and many new players are now hooked, including me,” said Nancy Hochhauser, Sisterhood co-president. The day, which included breakfast and lunch for the players, also had prizes for the top five finishers. The tournament’s winner was Robin Bernstein, of Old Bethpage; followed by Jeanne Pace, of Bayside; Myra Schenkel of Brooklyn; Oceanside’s Lenore Savetz ; and Bonnie Cantor of Manhattan.

Ethel Oppenheimer, Sisterhood Co-President, summed up the tournament best, “The day was a great success for the players, the Sisterhood and Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David. We are looking forward to hosting one or two a year.” 

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