n. 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 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
- Modern Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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