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August 07, 2008 - Image 43

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2008-08-07

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ELEGANT BAR MITZVAH AND BAT MITZVAH
CELE. BRATIONS IN THE REFINED AMBIENCE
OF THE SKYLINE CLUB

Mahj Mavens

Generations come together for the traditional Chinese game.

BY ROBIN SCHWARTZ I PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGIE BAAN

Event chair Saraphoena Koffron of
Oak Park and Robin Beth Lash of
West Bloomfield

Stephanie Wagner of Huntington
Woods and Pamela Marsh of
West Bloomfield

Mahj mavens from across Metro Detroit
came together for a little Mahj Madness
— replete with conversation, competi-
tion and cash prizes. A sold-out group
of 144 players took part in a mah jong
tournament June 25 at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek's B'nai Israel Center
in West Bloomfield. The traditional
Chinese game played with colorful tiles
has been popular in Jewish circles for
decades, and now a new generation is
showing interest. "Younger women like
having a connection to what their moth-
ers did when they were growing up," said
the tournament's organizer, Saraphoena
Koffron of Oak Park. "It's sort of an
intergenerational game nowadays."
Participants played at competitive and
noncompetitive tables; a computerized
scoring system kept track of who was
in the lead. In the end, everyone got to
take home a handcrafted brooch made
of mini mahj tiles. "A lot of women were
wearing unique mahj jewelry and acces-
sories," Koffron said. "Mahj is sort of its
own little culture."

Just north of downtown Detroit, The Skyline Club is a premier luxury
location for sophisticated, once-in-a-lifetime events. Exquisitely situated
on the 28thfioor of Tower 2000 in Southfield Town Center, the club
offers alluring metropolitan views and an extensive slate of services,
including event planning, luxury embellishments,
custom menus, and anything else you may require.
Simply reserve a private room, communicate
your desires to our staff; relax, and enjoy this
precious moment. You'll be proud to host family
and friends in such posh ambience.

Contact Kelly Schar.yer Private Events Director, at kelly.schaefer@ourclub.com for information.
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Clockwise from top left: Laurie Glanz

Belle Kleinberg of Commerce
Twp. and Toby Kleinberg of
West Bloomfield

of Orchard Lake, Karen Rosen and Iris
Jaffe, both of Farmington Hills, and
Julie Emmer of West Bloomfield

platinum •

AUGUST 2008

• B7

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