The annual Janet Gordon Mah Jongg Day of Play, Tournament, and Luncheon at Beth Sholom Village

November 24, 2019

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The Gordon Family.

The Gordon Family.

For the last 11 years, the Gordon Family, headed by Daniel Gordon, has generously supported the annual Janet Gordon Mah Jongg fundraiser as a way to honor Janet Gordon in a meaningful and festive day. On November 3, 2019, Beth Sholom Village was filled with more than 100 guests and Mah Jongg mavens.

Each year, the day brings generations of women together to have fun and support Beth Sholom Village’s residents, while raising significant money. The goal was exceeded this year. “I was so proud of the hard work that the co-chairs and their committee put into this day,” says Amy Weinstein, BSV philanthropy director. “Believe it or not, we are already planning next year’s event!”

Dana Fink, Marcy Rosen, Ann Abraham, Stephanie Calliott, and Amy Levy

Dana Fink, Marcy Rosen, Ann Abraham, Stephanie Calliott, and Amy Levy

Rachel Abraham, the event’s co-chair, says, “This year was special because it was the first time that we have seen such a good representation of different generations and age groups, from our contemporaries to our parent’s age and beyond.”

The delicious lunch was a first for this event in that a kosher meat meal was served. Players loved the change in the menu, and the opportunity to get the first glance at newly renovated Pincus Paul Hall.

Rachel Abraham_Dana Patish co-chairs.

Rachel Abraham_Dana Patish co-chairs.

“We closely listened to the participants from the last two years, and we incorporated the wishes of many. The serious players who were in the tournament loved the quiet atmosphere that allowed for their competitive spirit to thrive. Players who were new to the game or who just wanted to come out and see friends and support Beth Sholom were able to do so in the front lobby,” says Dana Patish, co-chair of the event.

The generosity and participation of the Gordon Family, all of the events sponsors, raffle prize donors, and Mah Jongg players combine to help enhance the lives of all the residents at Beth Sholom Village.

Frances Levy Birshstei and Sarita Sachs.

Frances Levy Birshstei and Sarita Sachs.

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