Daily Mah Jongg Play in the Gallery

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Date/Time: Jul 12–Oct 28
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 11:30–1:30pm and 2:30–4:30pm
Additional hours Thu 5:30–7:30pm 
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Admission: Free with Museum admission
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About the Program

Project Mah Jongg and its related programming will give visitors to The CJM the opportunity not only to learn about the history of mah jongg in Jewish American life, but also to actively engage with the game today. In the center of the exhibition, a mah jongg table and four chairs will allow visitors to play a rousing game, and The CJM will have both American and Chinese sets as well as four American Mah Jongg League cards on hand for visitors to borrow for play.

Visitors may sign up for table time that can be reserved ahead of time. Please reserve via the link above using SeatMe. Visitors may only sign up for one play time per day. When you arrive at The Museum on your play date, please check in at the Shenson Welcome Center and purchase admission tickets. We will need an ID to hold for the set check out.

Delve into mah jongg’s multilayered history, tour the exhibition, learn to play, or just improve your skills with the robust series of programs that compliment the exhibition.

More about daily play

  • Museum admission is required for play in the gallery but there is no additional cost.
  • Mah jongg sets can be checked out after leaving an ID at the Shenson Welcome Center. 
  • Both American and Chinese sets are available as well as four 2014 National Mah Jongg League playing cards.
  • Four chairs are available in the gallery for seating at the table.
  • If no reservation is made, play is first come, first serve to Museum visitors. Please check in at the Shenson Welcome Center before beginning play. 
  • If a reservedgroup is 15 minutes late, the table will be opened to Museum visitors.
  • Visitors may reserve only one slot per day.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the gallery.
  • No gambling is allowed.
  • Please do not sit in the chairs when not playing.



Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at The Contemporary Jewish Museum are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, In Memory of Benjamin Alpert.


Major support for The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibitions and Jewish Peoplehood Programs comes from the Koret Foundation.



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