sgan rosh

Alternative Spellings

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


  • The assistant head of a division or area of camp (e.g. age group, sport, art, education).
  • 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." (
  • "Rav Ezra Starr is Sgan Rosh Moshava for Eidot Hey and Aleph." (
  • "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." (

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



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