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  • Av

    "The fifth month in the Jewish calendar, it usually corresponds to July or August" (JPS).

  • baruch haba

    "Welcome!"

  • beteavon

    bon appetit; enjoy your meal; dig in. Glinert: "Literally, 'bon appetit!'"

  • Birkat Hamazon

    The blessing after food, referring to the four blessing Grace After Meals said after consuming bread. Referred to in many communities as "bentching," or simply as "birkat" in some Jewish summer camps.

  • chag sameach

    "Literally, 'Happy Holiday.' The traditional, all-purpose greeting exchanged on almost any Jewish holiday" (JPS).

  • chinuch

    Jewish education

  • madrich

    1. Youth counselor or supervisor 2. A teacher's assistant for elementary and middle schoolers during classes in religious schools.

  • pita

    A round, thin bread with a pocket, eaten plain or with filling as a sandwich.

  • rikud

    dancing, especially Israeli dancing (at camp)

  • ruach

    spirit, "spiritedness, morale" (JPS)

  • sheket

    "Quiet!"

  • tefillah

    prayer, services, or an individual prayer

  • tzrif

    cabin/bunk