n. Acronym: "Just for Kiddush." A joking or dismissive designation for a person who skips Saturday morning services but arrives at synagogue for the kiddush luncheon.
"A 'JFK' can’t be relied upon. Such a person lacks a basic sense of personal responsibility, commitment, self-respect." Rabbi Marc D. Angel, "The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals"
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Who Uses This
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
Not to be confused with "JFK," the common nickname of President John F. Kennedy, which is much more commonly used.
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