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  • Av

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

  • avodah

    n. "Service and worship of God" (Eisenberg).

  • baruch haba

    interj. "Welcome!"

  • beit knesset

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

  • beys hakise

    n. Bathroom.

  • 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.

  • boker or

    interj. Literally, "morning light". said in response to "boker tov."

  • 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.

  • chet

    n. The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Often used to refer to a standing formation in the shape of the letter.

  • chinuch

    n. Jewish education.

  • chofesh

    n. Free time.

  • dugma

    n. Example.

  • genizah

    n. A storage room in a synagogue where disused sacred books and often-sacred articles are kept, since bringing them or disposing of them otherwise is considered a sacrilege.

  • hafsaka

    n. Break or interruption

  • Kab Shab

    n. Abbreviated form of Kabalat Shabbat (the Friday night prayer service).

  • kehila kedosha

    n. A holy community.

  • kvutza

    n. An age-based group in Habonim Dror movement.

  • maccabiah

    n. International Jewish sports competition, known as the Jewish Olympics, held (mostly) every four years since 1932; smaller regional competitions held in Jewish community centers around the world.