- members, friends
- "Hello, chaverim. Thanks for coming over."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb חברים khaverím, Yiddish חבֿרים khavéyrim
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
This, the plural form, is most common in organizational contexts. See also chaver.
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