“Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.”  
- Warren Buffett  (More Bridge Quotes Below)




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Time / Date / Site


  Due to a death, these Rodef classes postponed a week or two.  Stay Tuned!
Rodef Shalom Oakland
Tuesday Evening
Starts Sept 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday Morning
Starts Sept 14
9:00-11:00 am
       Both Classes are     7 Sessions
#BRIDGE BASICS #1   Classes available either Tuesday evening 6PM-8PM or Thursday 9AM to 11AM

An Introduction : This class covers the fundamentals of bidding, with an introduction of how to play and defend.

By learning this material, you will have taken the first step into that wonderful game of bridge!

Bridge Basics #1 is available for $14.00
Teacher: Paul Caplan
To Register, call Paul @ 412-913-7915
Registration Link
  Due to a death, these Rodef classes postponed a week or two.  Stay Tuned!
Rodef Shalom Oakland
7 Thursdays
Sept 14-Oct 26
9:00-11:00 am

PLAYING AND DEFENSE STRATEGY:    This class is designed for students who have completed both the beginning and intermediate bridge series. It will include the standard methods of play and defense at the bridge table. Once you have mastered these fundamentals, you will be a success at all three components of bridge; Bidding, Playing and Defense
Teacher :  Arlene Port

Registration Form 

Registration Link

Treesdale Community Center
Tuesday, Sept 19
9:30-11:30 am

Two Hour Workshop on Defense, Leads and Signals.  Aggressive leads vs passive leads.  What's your plan to set the contract? When do you cover an honor with an honor?  What's a Frozen Suit? Lead Directing Double? 

You will play as many hands as time allows.  We will then critique each hand as to bidding, play, and defense.

Cost $10. Taught by Lorraine Hanna, Accredited Bridge Instructor.

Registration Link
First Monday
of Every Month
Online on ZOOM

Free Advanced-Expert Level Bridge Lessons
by Richard Finberg.  The 1st Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom

To Join, Follow this link

To join the email list, or for more information, contact Richard at doublemenot@gmail.com,  or call 412-304-9254.

6-7:15 pm

Online Lessons by Richard Finberg

Winning Tactics at Team Games (IMP scoring)  - May 17
Competitive auctions  - May 24
Planning the defense  - May 31
Negative Doubles & Responses  - June 7
Deceptive play -- hiding the ball  - June 14
Entries and Communication  - June 21
Deduction: how to read your opponents' hands  - June 28
Finesses, and how to avoid taking them  - July 5
2 over 1 GF and forcing 1NT response to 1H/1S  - July 12
Introduction to the Simple Squeeze  - July 19

$10 for 1 lesson or any 5 lessons for $40. Satisfaction guaranteed.

To sign up, please email me at doublemenot@gmail.com or call me at 412-304-9254 (cell) for more information or alternative times.  Individual playing lessons on BBO with post-game review are also available.


Alternate Wednesdays
Starting June 7
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mt. Lebanon Library
Beginning and ongoing bridge classes starting Wednesday, June 7 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at the Mt. Lebanon Library on Castle Shannon Blvd.  Class meets on alternating Wednesdays.  These classes are free whether you live in Mt. Lebo or not.
To register go to MtLebanonLibrary.org
For additional information call Phyllis at 412-341-2291.
If you have further questions, please call
412-407-CLUB (2582)
and leave a message.  Someone will get back to you!


More Bridge Quotes:

 “Bridge teaches logic, reasoning, quick thinking, patience, concentration and partnership skills.” - Martina Navratilova

“Playing chess, bridge or a musical instrument significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, according to the most comprehensive study to examine the benefits of challenging intellectual activity among the elderly.”  -The Washington Post, June 19, 2003
Based on a study released by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York

“It's a game you can play at any age. If you take it up young, you have fun doing it the rest of your life.  A lot of games don't have that depth. This one does." - Bill Gates,  Microsoft founder and ACBL Member

“Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised.” - Novelist W. Somerset Maugham

A November 2000 study by University of California, Berkeley researcher Marian Cleeves Diamond found that playing contract bridge leaves people with higher numbers of immune cells: “Contract bridge was ideal for what we were after,” she said. “It is the closest activity to a challenging card-sorting task that also contains multiple factors that should stimulate the dorsolateral cortex. Bridge players plan ahead, they use working memory, they deal with sequencing, initiation and numerous other higher order functions with which the dorsolateral cortex is involved.” - University of California, Berkeley

“Bridge should become a mandatory subject in school, like they do it in Europe. It’s a very social game, so it helps you develop social skills, like golf. And it grooms the mind and does so many things for the brain. Children who learn bridge learn logic, math and concentration, and they have fun while they’re doing it. They also learn teamwork, because you have to work with a partner.”- Larry Cohen;  Palm Beach Post, January 20, 2003 Author of To Bid or Not to Bid, the best-selling bridge book in the world.