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Students seek dreidel record

Nov. 29, 2010 at 7:19 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A pair of New York college students said their upcoming "Dreidelpalooza" event is aimed at setting a Guinness World Record.

Yeshiva University juniors Jason Katz and Fiona Guedalia said they hope at least 540 people will join them Tuesday to break the world record of 541 simultaneously spinning dreidels -- four-sided tops associated with Hanukkah, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

"People are really excited. They think it's cool," Katz said. "It's something everybody who's involved can tell their kids, tell their grandkids -- I was part of a world record."

The juniors said the event will raise funds for the campus organization Students Helping Students.

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