Jewish Literacy: Key Vocabulary for all SJS students

  1. Prayer
    1. Tefillah
    2. Adonai/Elohim
    3. Siddur
    4. B’racha
    5. Sh’ma
    6. Torah
    7. Tanakh/Jewish Bible
  2. People, Places, Things
    1. Rabbi
    2. Chazzan/Cantor
    3. Moreh/Morah
    4. Aron Kodesh
    5. Bimah
    6. Kippah/Yarmulke
    7. Tallit
    8. Tzitzit
    9. Mezuzah
    10. Am Yisrael (Chai!)
    11. Eretz Yisrael
    12. Mitzvah
    13. Tzedakah
    14. Kosher/Kashrut
    15. Magen David
  3. Holidays
    1. Shabbat
      1. Shabbat Shalom
      2. Kiddush
      3. Motzi
      4. Havdalah
    2. Rosh haShanah
      1. Shofar
    3. Yom Kippur
    4. Sukkot
      1. Sukkah
      2. Chag sameach
      3. Lulav
      4. Etrog
    5. Simchat Torah
    6. Chanukkah
      1. Chanukiyah
      2. Shammas
      3. Dreidel/Sivivon
    7. Purim
      1. Megillah/Megillat Esther
      2. Ra’ashan/Grogger
    8. Pesach/Passover
      1. Seder
      2. Haggadah
      3. Chameitz
      4. Matzah
      5. Afikomen
      6. Charoset
      7. Maror
    9. Shavuot

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