At this time last year, i.e. Hanukkah time, I was living in a house with Jewish roommates and freaking the freak out for eight days straight. This year, I’m in a teeny studio that barely fits my full-sized bed, let alone holiday decorations, namely a Christmas tree.
The folks over at the Contemporary Jewish Museum must feel my pain, because tomorrow they’re hosting a special Hanukkah edition of Ritlab, a DIY program that they ran over the summer. The event is FREE with museum admission, which is only 5 bucks after 5pm on Thursdays and a small price to pay for the chance to compete against John Heywood, the 2009 dreidel-spinning champ, for a free Spinagogue (the official game board of Major League Dreidel).
There’s supposed to be a bunch of other activities at this thing too, including CHOCOLATE-MAKING. Yes, please. But really, what better way to celebrate the second day of Hanukkah than trying to see how long you can keep a dreidel spinning on a regulation board?Hanukkah Edition of RitLab at the Contemporary Jewish Museum Thursday, December 2, 6pm – 8pm 736 Mission Street (btwn. Third & Fourth) FREE with regular admission (or $5 after 5pm)