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  • Av

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

  • baruch haba

    interj. "Welcome!"

  • beteavon

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

  • Birkat Hamazon

    n. 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

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

  • chinuch

    n. 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