Hundreds of students at Yeshiva University in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan will partake in what is being dubbed ”Dreidel-Palooza” on Tuesday, November 30 at 6:30 pm - the night before Hannukah begins at sundown.
The participants will strive to break the current Guinness World Record for most people spinning dreidels at one time.
The event will be held to raise money for undergraduate student scholarships.
"We’re looking to fill the Max Stern Athletic Center with hundreds of students and alumni, faculty and staff, friends and neighbors,” said Fiona Guedalia, co-president of Students Helping Students, an organization that raises funds for undergraduate scholarships.
“This promises to be a fun, exciting and memorable event. Hopefully, all our spins will come out ‘Gimmels’ so everyone comes out a winner-especially those who can benefit from the scholarship money we are able to raise.”
The current world record for most dreidels spun simultaneously is 541, set at an event at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, NJ in 2005.
Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life
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