sgan rosh


sgan rosh (sgan ROSH) listen
sgan rosh (SGAN rosh) listen
sgan (SGAN) listen


  • n. The assistant head of a division or area of camp (e.g. age group, sport, art, education).

  • n. Principal of a school, assistant head.

Example Sentences

  • "David worked as Sgan Rosh Sport last summer."

  • "Rav Margolis was the Sgan Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Temimah in Flatbush for the past 35 years." (source)

  • "Rav Ezra Starr is Sgan Rosh Moshava for Eidot Hey and Aleph." (source)

  • "Rabbi Judah Dardik is a Sgan Rosh Yeshiva (Assistant Dean) and Gemara R"am, teaching Talmud, Halachah, Jewish Philosophy, Personal Growth and oversees student welfare." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew


  • סגן ראש 'assistant head'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp


      • North America
      • South Africa


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      s'gan rosh, segan rosh, sgan-rosh, s'gan-rosh, segan-rosh


  • Often clipped as "sgan" in camp settings.

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