havurah

Pronunciations

havurah (chah-voo-RAH)

Definitions

  • n. A group of friends, frequently a social or religious group, either within a synagogue or apart from one.

Example Sentences

  • My Havurah meets monthly for Shabbat dinner and to socialize. The Havurah meets at Moshe's house this week for Shabbat services.

  • "The Havura began with a group of Jews who were interested in developing an inclusive and egalitarian community with programs and the services to accommodate different approaches to Judaism." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Aramaic
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • Heb חבורה

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      havura, chavurah, chavura

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