Dreidel – Jewish Children’s Plays


jewish children's plays

A lovely Jewish children’s play set around the festival of Chanukah. A grandparent tells his young granddaughter, Rachel the story of a miracle, that occurred when he was just eight years old. It tells how he accidentally broke his Dreidel that he had carefully made for Chaunkah, and how he was unable to get clay to make another. Until a miracle happened.

Production History:

Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur GA – 2005
OnStage Atlanta, Decatur, GA – 2011
Westwood High School, TX, USA – 2017

National Public Radio selected “Dreidel” to be broadcast as part of NPR’s annual “Hanukkah Lights” program in December 2017

Among the stations carrying it:

Iowa Public Radio: Ames/Des Moines WOI 104.7 FM
Northern Public Radio: WNIU 90.5
KSTX – San Antonio: 89.1

WABE Atlanta – 90.1: https://www.npr.org/series/hanukkah-lights/ and as a podcast, via https://www.npr.org/2017/12/06/566900064/hanukkah-lights-2017?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr

And on WBAA 105.9FM, also via podcast: http://wbaa.org/post/hanukkah-lights-2017#stream/0

Read more about award winning playwright Evan Guilford-Blake. Other plays by Evan Guilford-Blake.

Author: Evan Guilford-Blake

Genre: Jewish Children’s Play

Type: Short one act play

Length: 15 minutes

Number of actors: Five, 2M 2F 1M/F

Ages of the actors: Two older(or made up) one middle aged(or made up) and two children

Suitable for: Children round eight years old

Set: Simple. Just a chair and possibly other decorations in a room

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – getting the characters right

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $6 for the digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Dreidel

License Dreidel for production

Copyright © 2005, 2008 as an unpublished dramatic work by

Guilford-Blake Corp

Like this play? Read some of our other children’s plays:

A fairly tall adventure – full length children’s adventure story

Adevntures of Mojoe and Snowy in Lochloosa – short children’s play

A manger Carol – nativity play for kids

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