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Spinagogue Smackdown at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

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John Heywood, 2009 Major League Dreidel Spinagogue Champion -- and a Gentile!

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)
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