The Dreidel Factory

Photo courtesy of Thomas Bartholomew-Couts.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this holiday week.

When Anne Lipow became frustrated about her inability to find anything but cheap, plastic dreidels she decided to design and manufacture her own, starting The Dreidel Factory in 1974. Her daughter, Stephanie, has fond memories of the time they spent together at street fairs, selling the wooden tops Anne and her business partners made in the family’s Berkeley garage.