Have you ever anxiously watched your spinning dreidel toggle and slowly tip over revealing the fate of your precious chocolate gelt? Well, you wouldn’t be alone. This common Chanukah game has been played by Jews for centuries. It was created by Jews who secretly used the game to study Torah during a time when it was illegal under the Greek empire.
Today, dreidel can be a fun way to spend time with friends and family during the Chanukah season, but it can also be a great opportunity to educate your children about philanthropy and promote a discussion far more valuable than gelt (even the bigger pieces!).
JFL’s unique dreidel game was created to lead a discussion about philanthropy and the importance of mitzvot and tzedakah. Depending on which letter you land on, questions inspired by JFL’s mission are provided to prompt the discussion.
Click the link below to download and print the instructions for this special game as well as Chanukah songs and a candle blessings sheet.
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