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Have you ever wondered how to play the popular Hanukkah game of dreidel?

This simple spinning top game is easily enjoyed and is perfect for all ages. All you need is a dreidel (a top with four Hebrew letters on its sides), a pot (a bowl of pennies, nuts, or candies as a reward), and some friends or family members.

We have created an easy to follow and downloadable cheat-sheet for you to print and bring along with you to play with friends and family. You can access that here: IFF How To do… Dreidel Game

Our video explains the rules of the dreidel game so you can enjoy it this Hanukkah. Plus, we go into the meaning of the letters on the dreidel: what they stand for in Hebrew and how their Yiddish meaning shapes the game’s rules.

Have fun and happy Hanukkah!



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Author: 18Doors

18Doors is here to support interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship provides offerings for couples in cities nationwide. If you have questions, please contact info@18doors.org.


18Doors

18Doors

18Doors is here to support interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship provides offerings for couples in cities nationwide. If you have questions, please contact info@18doors.org.