shaliach

Alternative Spellings

shaleeach

Definitions

  • An Israeli staff member at a non-Israeli summer camp, often a member of the Mishlachat (Israeli delegation).

Example Sentences

  • "Hosting a shaliach can be an incredibly enriching experience." (https://www.ramahdaycamp.org/about-camp/israeli-staff/)

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

שָׁלִיחַ shaliach 'emissary'

Who Uses This

Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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