shaliach tzibbur


shaliach tzibbur (shah-LEE-ach tsi-BOOR)


  • n. Jewish prayer leader.

Example Sentences

  • "Who wants to be shaliach tzibbur today?"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • שליח ציבור 'lit. messenger of the public'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


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


      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      shaliach tzibur, shaliach tsibbur, shaliach tsibur, shaliakh tzibbur, shaliakh tzibur, shaliakh tsibbur, shaliakh tsibur


  • Plural shlichei tzibbur.

    Often abbreviated to simply shatz / shats.

    See also tsibur.

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