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n. A Jewish communal or social worker (Steinmetz).
n. A person who is influential in working for the community.
"To an Askon such as you, it is unnecessary to elaborate on the fact that time is especially of the essence in such a case." (Menachem Mendel S Schneerson)
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Yiddish עסקן asken, which is from the Hebrew עסקן askan, derived from esek, meaning business.
asqon, askon, asqen, asqn, asqan, askn, asken
Plural is עסקנים askonim in Yiddish (Hebrew plural askanim).
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