Alternative Spellings



  • elective class, group activity
  • group, circle (of people)

Example Sentences

  • Campers can choose from a number of chuggim according to their interests, including soccer, poetry, Israeli dance, and drama. The music chug gives campers the opportunity to learn new Jewish and Israeli songs, a selection of which will be performed at the end of camp talent show.

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew


חוג khug, plural חוגים khugím

Who Uses This

Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp


North America


Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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