Kab Shab


Kab shab (KAHB shahb) listen


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
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      Kabb Shabb, Kab Shabb


  • 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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