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World-Record Dreidel-Spinning Rager in L.A. This Weekend

World-Record Dreidel-Spinning Rager in L.A. This Weekend
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Updated at the bottom: The attempt's a FAIL. First posted at 12:57 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Sunday, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!! Jews, JEWS, JEWS!!!

If you're not burned out after raging on Saturday night, the Sinai Temple in Holmby Hills is where the after-party is. The world-record-breaking after-party, that is.

You read right: The folks at Sinai are set to attempt an official, Guinness-sanctioned record-breaking attempt at ...

... dreidel spinning.

Fortunately for them the last record was set in 2005 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with only 541 people spinning their dreidels for 10 seconds.

Natalie Fainberg of Sinai tells us they want to have 600 people on-hand. They're going to tap Sunday religious school students who will be there anyway, as well as the 200 people who have already registered.

She's confident:

We thought it would be a good opportunity to bring everyone together and celebrate Hanukkah.

Hanukkah starts Dec. 21 this year.

Fainberg said witnesses and stewards, per Guinness' rules, will be there to make sure the record is, well, kosher. (You just knew we'd use that tired metaphor at least once in this piece).

There will be food trucks, face-painting, magicians and even dreidel spinning instruction for young children.

We told you it was happening. History will be made at 11 a.m. at the temple at 10400 Wilshire Blvd.


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Be there! (But RSVP first).

Info (PDF).

[Update at 8:28 p.m. on Dec. 4]: Damn, what's wrong with you people? We told you this was going down Sunday and you could be a part of history. Oh well. Organizers tell City News Service that could only muster fewer than 300 people. Next time.

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