- "committee or council" (Steinmetz), group convened for a particular purpose, including rabbinical council, kashrut supervisory council, youth group/synagogue board of directors, study group, etc.
- "This restaurant is under the kosher supervision of the Queens va'ad."
- "Who can apply? Graduates of the Manchim Program and other experienced leaders of Mussar va’adim." (http://www.mussarinstitute.org/chevrah/)
- "Va'ad sport planned great activities."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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