How to Play Dreidel


By InterfaithFamily

Dreidel LettersHave 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.

Our video explains the rules of the dreidel game so you can enjoy it this Thanksgivukkah. 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.

Reprinted with permission from InterfaithFamily. Additional Hanukkah resources can be found here.