va'ad (VAHD) listen
va'ad (VAH-ahd) listen
va'ad (va-AD) listen


  • n. "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.

Example Sentences

  • "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." (source)

  • "Va'ad sport planned great activities."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • ועד va'ad 'committee'

    • 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
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      vaad, vad

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