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  • aseret y'mei teshuvah

    n. "Ten Days of Penitence" (Glinert), the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

  • b'shalom

    adv. "In peace" (used to sign off in written correspondence).

  • b'tzelem Elohim

    adv. lit. "In God's image."

  • ba'al tekiah

    n. "The title for the person who blows the shofar on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur" (JPS).

  • beineinu

    adj. Between us.

  • beit cafe

    n. Coffee house.

  • bencher

    n. Prayer booklet or card with the text of the blessings after meals, and often times including other meal-time blessings and songs.

  • Birthright

    n. A free 10-day trip to Israel for young Diaspora Jews ages 18-26. Over 400,000 Jews have been to Israel on Birthright.

  • boker tov

    interj. "Good morning."

  • bruchim haba'im

    interj. Welcome! [lit. "blessed are those who come"]

  • chag sameach

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

  • chanichim

    n. Campers; members of youth movement, as in Hashomer Hatzair.

  • chatan bereshit

    n. "Bridegroom of Genesis" (Glinert), an honor given to an important member of the community on the holiday of Simchat Torah where the honoree is called up to the Torah for the last reading, which contains the first lines of the Torah.

  • chatan torah

    n. "Bridegroom of the Torah" (Glinert), an honor given to an important member of the community on the holiday of Simchat Torah where the honoree is called up to the Torah for the penultimate reading, which contains the last lines of the Torah.

  • chaver

    n. Friend.

  • chavruta

    n. Learning partnership; joint study session. "The person with whom one studies religious texts" (Weiser).

  • CJLS

    n. A committee of Conservative Rabbis that meets semi-yearly to review t'shuvot (halachic proposals).

  • continuity

    n. An objective, often expressed in response to rising rates of interfaith marriage, to ensure that Judaism is transmitted from one generation to the next.

  • convener

    n. An organization that brings people or organizations together.

  • day school

    n. Jewish grade school, where students learn both Jewish and secular subjects. "The general name given to private Jewish schools" in the United States and Canada (JPS).