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  • abba

    n. Father, dad, daddy.

  • Adar

    n. The sixth month of the Jewish calendar year (or twelfth if counting from Nisan).

  • adloyada

    n. A Purim carnival.

  • aliyah

    n. "Calling to the reading of the Torah." (Glinert)

  • amud

    n. Page (in a prayerbook).

  • Av

    n. The eleventh month of the Jewish calendar (or fifth if counting from Nisan).

  • baruch haba

    interj. "Welcome!"

  • beit knesset

    n. Jewish place of worship; "synagogue" (JPS).

  • burekas

    n. A Turkish pastry filled with potatoes, other vegetables, and sometimes cheese.

  • chag

    n. Holiday.

  • chag sameach

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

  • chalutzim

    n. Pioneers in the building of the State of Israel.

  • chanukiah

    n. Nine-branched menorah / candelabrum used on Chanukah.

  • chaver

    n. Friend.

  • chaverim

    n. Members, friends.

  • chiloni

    adj. (Of Jewish people or institutions) secular, not religious.

  • daf

    n. A page of a Talmudic tractate.

  • Eretz Yisroel

    n. Israel.

  • golus

    n. Literally "exile" (JPS); outside of the Land of Israel; away from a vibrant Jewish community; the time period since the destruction of the Second Temple at Jerusalem (Glinert).

  • Hagim u'zmanim lesasson

    n. Holidays and seasons for rejoicing!