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  Saturday, December 4, 2010 
Most people spinning dreidels : Yeshiva University students set world record
NEW YORK, USA--618 students, parents, faculty, and neighbors sat around in groups showing off their dreidel spinning skills at Yeshivamost people spinning dreidels  University in Washington Heights in what was dubbed "Dreidel-Palooza," a fundraising event to help raise money for undergraduate student aid and scholarships - setting the new world record for the Most people spinning dreidels at one time.
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A dreidel is a four sided spinning top with a different Hebrew letter on each side; the game of dreidel is traditionally played during the Jewish holiday of Chanukah.

The "Dreidelpalooza" event is also a scholarship fundraising event. It happened at the school's athletic center at 184th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

Families and students sat around in groups showing off their dreidel spinning skills. Some balanced the four-sided spinning top on the palm of their hand. Others flicked it into the air making it spin as it hit the floor. Participants from the Major League of Dreidel also took part in the event helping to teach children how to play various games in the "spinagogue" game board, a star-shaped board that encases the dreidel while it spins. "The object is to get the best possible spinning time in three different rounds," said Pete Marinucci, a league member.

According to Guinness World Records, the largest game of duck, duck, goose involved 1,415 participants at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

The event was organized by Students Helping Students, a campus organization that fundraises for undergraduate aid. "Hopefully they will all land in 'Gimmels,'" said Fiona Guedalia, co-president of the Students Helping Students organization, referring to the Hebrew letter on the side of the dreidel that means "all." "We are hoping everyone comes out a winner, especially those who can benefit from the scholarship money we are able to raise."

"People are really excited. They think it's cool," said Jason Katz, whose group Students Helping Students will benefit from the dizzying display. "It's something everybody who's involved can tell their kids, tell their grandkids - I was part of a world record."

The event was co-sponsored by Major League Dreidel, the first ever official dreidel league.

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