sheket bevakasha


sheket bevakasha (SHEH-ket bih-vah-kah-SHAH) listen


  • interj. "Quiet please."

Example Sentences

  • "Anyone who went to a Jewish camp or Hebrew school may now be feeling a desire to yell 'hey!' after reading the words 'sheket bevakasha.'" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

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
  • Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
  • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


  • North America
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand


  • None

Alternative Spellings

sheket bivakasha, sheket bivakashah, sheket bevakashah


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