Program Details

Mah Jongg: The Love Affair Between Jewish Women and a Chinese Game - Boca Raton

Helene Herman
Video Catch-up

Course Description

What do we, Confucius, the sparrow, Abercrombie & Fitch, and many of our mothers have in common? Discover Mah Jongg's history in China and America and learn why so many Chinese people and Jewish-American Women have a love affair with this historic game. We will also look at the game's popularity (and its variations) in the United Kingdom, Japan, and on American military bases worldwide. "She was excellent. One of the best programs ever. Loved it!" - OLLI Patron

About the Instructor

  • Helene Herman retired as President of a 400-member lifelong learning club in Florida that evolved from Brandeis Women. She lectures on a variety of historical and cultural topics. Herman has more than 30 years of executive-level experience in global marketing for a variety of American manufacturers in diverse product areas. She earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from NYU; her background in cultural anthropology was instrumental in putting her on the path to her marketing career and her career as a Lifelong Learning lecturer.