Kab Shab

Alternative Spellings

Kabb Shabb, Kab Shabb


  • Abbreviated form of Kabalat Shabbat (the Friday night prayer service).

Example Sentences

  • "I tend to enjoy Kab Shab more than morning services. I hate waking up so early."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


abbreviated from Heb קבלת שבת kabalát shabát/kaboles-shábes 'lit. receiving of the Sabbath; opening Friday evening service of the Sabbath'

Who Uses This

Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


North America




The phrase is often used by strongly identified Jews in the Conservative and Reform movements, and by staff of Jewish organizations (professional Jews).

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