havura, chavurah, chavura
- A group of friends, frequently a social or religious group, either within a synagogue or apart from one.
- My Havurah meets monthly for Shabbat dinner and to socialize. The Havurah meets at Moshe's house this week for Shabbat services.
- "the Movable Minyan, an over twenty-year-old chavura-size, independent congregation." (http://www.virtualjerusalem.com/blogs.php?Itemid=4778)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Aramaic, Modern Hebrew
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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