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  • Av

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

  • chanichim

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

  • gaga

    n. A version of dodgeball played in a hexagonal or octagonal "pit," sometimes referred to as "Israeli dodgeball." Gaga is common in Jewish summer camps, schools, and community gatherings and has spread to non-Jewish settings as well.

  • maccabiah

    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

  • madrich

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