Welcoming Words can be used in the Luach, in Committee emails, in any synagogue communications, or even in your own learning! We hope you find this a helpful tool.

Alav HaShalomAlav HaShalom (עָלָיו הַשָּׁלוֹם "peace be upon him", added after name similar to "late" before a name in English)
Alehah HaShalomAlehah HaShalom (עָלֶיהָ הַשָּׁלוֹם "peace be upon her", added after name similar to "late" before a name in English)
AliyahAliyah (עֲלִיָּה going up to the Torah or to Israel)
Aron haKodeshAron haKodesh (אֲרוֹן הַקֹדֶשׁ ark where Torah scrolls are kept)
AufrufAufruf (אויפֿרופֿן celebrating an upcoming wedding with an aliyah to the Torah)
Bar MitzvahBar Mitzvah (בָּר מִצְוָה Jewish celebration of a boy taking on adult responsibilities.)
Bat MitzvahBat Mitzvah (בָּת מִצְוָה Jewish celebration of a girl taking on adult responsibilities.)
BemidbarBemidbar (בְּמִדְבַּר book of Numbers in the Torah)
BerachotBerachot (בְּרָכוֹת blessings)
BereisheetBereisheet (בְּרֵאשִׁית book of Genesis in the Torah)
Bikkur CholimBikkur Cholim (בִּיקּוּר חוֹלִים visiting the ill)
BimaBima (בִּימָה platform from which prayers are read and the Torah read)
Birkat haMazonBirkat haMazon (בִּרְכַּת הַמָּזוֹן blessing after food)
Boker TovBoker Tov (בֹּקֶר טוֹב good morning)
BritBrit (בְּרִית covenant)
Brit MilahBrit Milah (בְּרִית מִילָה covenantal circumcision)
BubbeBubbe (בובע grandmother in Yiddish)
ChagChag (חָג Jewish pilgrimage festival)
ChaiChai (חַי life)
ChallahChallah (חָלָה special braided bread, eaten on Shabbat and Chag)
ChametzChametz (חָמֵץ any grain product on Pesach other than matzah.)
ChanukkahChanukkah (חֲנוּכָּה Hasmonean holiday of religious freedom and dedication)
ChazanChazan (חַזָּן leader of prayers, cantor)
Chol haMo'edChol haMo'ed (חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵד intermediate weekdays of the holidays of Sukkot and Pesach)
ChumashChumash (חוּמַּשׁ name for Torah referring to its five books)
D'var Torah (s.)D'var Torah (s.) (דְּבַר תּוֹרָה sermon)
DavenDaven (דאַוון Yiddish word for pray)
DevarimDevarim (דְּבָרִים Deuteronomy)
Divrei Torah (pl.)Divrei Torah (pl.) (דִּבְרֵי תּוֹרָה sermons)
Eretz YisraelEretz Yisrael (אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל the Jewish homeland, the national land of the people of Israel)
ErevErev (עֶרֶב the evening prior, "eve")
EtrogEtrog (אֶתְרוֹג a citron, a fruit used for rituals on Sukkot)
FleishikFleishik (פֿליישיק Yiddish for "made with meat", not kosher to eat with dairy)
G'lilahG'lilah (גְּלִילָה wrapping the Torah after use)
G'mar Chatimah TovahG'mar Chatimah Tovah (גְּמַר חֲתִימָה טוֹבָה greeting for Yom Kippur, [may your year be] sealed for good)
G'mar TovG'mar Tov (גְּמַר טוֹב greeting for Yom Kippur and the ten days of repentance, [may your year be] sealed for good)
GabbaiGabbai (גַּבַּאי person who checks Torah readings for accuracy)
GemaraGemara (גְּמָרָא the Talmudic commentary on the Mishnah produced by the Amoraim)
Gemilut ChasadimGemilut Chasadim (גְּמִילוּת חֲסָדִים acts of loving kindness)
GetGet (גֵּט Jewish divorce)
GroggerGrogger (גראַגער noise-maker for Purim)
Gut YontifGut Yontif (גוט־יום־טובֿ holiday greeting)
HaftarahHaftarah (הַפְטָרָה reading from the prophets, read after the Torah on Shabbat and holidays)
HagbahHagbah (הַגְבַּהּ raising the Torah after it is read)
HaggadahHaggadah (הַגָּדָה the text of the telling of the Exodus used at the Seder)
HalakhahHalakhah (הֲלָכָה Jewish law/behavior)
HaMotziHaMotzi (הַמּוֹצִיא blessing over bread)
HaTikvahHaTikvah (הַתִּקְוָה the Israeli National Anthem)
HavdalahHavdalah (הַבְדָּלָה service for concluding Shabbat)
HazakHazak (חֲזַק a TI organization dedicated to serving the social, religious and educational needs of Jews 55 and over)
HessedHessed (חֶסֶד TI committee that creates a caring community by providing comfort in times of need, illness, bereavement and other life cycle events)
K'lal YisraelK'lal Yisrael (כְּלַל יִשְׂרָאֵל the totality of Israel)
Kabbalat ShabbatKabbalat Shabbat (קַבָּלַת שַׁבָּת the special Friday night service)
KaddishKaddish (קַדִּישׁ Aramaic prayer used to divide up the service, also recited by mourners)
KasherKasher (כָּשֵׁר valid/permissible for use)
KashrutKashrut (כַּשְׁרוּת Jewish dietary rules)
KeiruvKeiruv (קֵרוּב TI committee which works on ways to make our community more open and welcoming)
KetubahKetubah (כְּתֻבָּה document from a Jewish wedding)
KiddushKiddush (קִדּוּשׁ prayer over wine initiating shabbat or festival)
KippahKippah (כִּפָּה head covering, traditionally worn always, but especially during prayer and study)
Kol NidreiKol Nidrei (כָּל נִדְרֵי the first prayer of Yom Kippur evening service, and that service in general)
KotelKotel (כֹּתֶל the Western Wall)
L'ChayimL'Chayim (לְחַיִּים "to life", a wish or toast like "cheers")
L'Shanah Tovah TikateivuL'Shanah Tovah Tikateivu (לְשָׁנָה טוֹבָה תִּכָּתֵבוּ greeting for Rosh HaShanah)
Lag B'OmerLag B'Omer (לַ״ג בָּעֹמֶר a minor holiday, 2 weeks before Shavuot)
LuachLuach (לוּחַ Temple Israel's monthly newsletter)
LulavLulav (לוּלָב palm branch waved on Sukkot)
Ma'arivMa'ariv (מַעֲרִיב evening service)
Magen DavidMagen David (מָגֵן דָּוִד six-cornered Jewish star)
Mah GadluMah Gadlu (מַה גָּדְלוּ a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service led by the cantor)
Medinat YisraelMedinat Yisrael (מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל State of Israel)
MezuzahMezuzah (מְזוּזָה a narrow box containing specific biblical texts, placed on doorposts)
Mi sheBeirakhMi sheBeirakh (מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ blessing for individuals recited at the Torah)
MidrashMidrash (מִדְרָשׁ interpretation of TaNaKh using TaNaKh)
MikvehMikveh (מִקְוֶה ritual bath)
MilchikMilchik (מילכיק Yiddish word for dairy)
MinchahMinchah (מִנְחָה afternoon prayer service)
MinyanMinyan (מִנְיָן a quorum of 10 adults required for certain prayers)
Mishloach ManotMishloach Manot (מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת gifts of food on Purim)
MishnahMishnah (מִשְׁנָה R. Yehudah haNasi's casebook of halakhah)
Mishpacha MinyanMishpacha Minyan (מִשְׁפָּחָה מִנְיָן TI Friday night service with lots of singing)
MishpachahMishpachah (מִשְׁפָּחָה family)
MitzvahMitzvah (מִצְוָה commandment)
MohelMohel (מוֹהֵל a person who performs circumcisions)
MusafMusaf (מוּסָף additional prayer service)
Ner TamidNer Tamid (נֵר תָּמִיד the eternal light--a light in synagogues near the ark that is never extinguished)
Oneg ShabbatOneg Shabbat (עֹנֶג שַׁבַּת delight in the Sabbath frequently experienced with food)
ParashahParashah (פָּרָשָׁה weekly portion of the Torah)
ParevePareve (פארעוו neither milk nor meat)
PesachPesach (פֶּסַח Passover, the festival of freedom )
PurimPurim (פּוּרִים minor holiday celebrating the saving of the Jews of Persia)
Refuah SheleimahRefuah Sheleimah (רְפוּאָה שְׁלֵמָה "a full healing", wished to those who are ill)
Rosh haShanahRosh haShanah (רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה Jewish new year)
SederSeder (סֵדֶר the Passover meal where the story of the Exodus is retold)
Sefer TorahSefer Torah (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה scroll of the Torah)
Sefirat ha'OmerSefirat ha'Omer (סְפִירַת הָעֹמֶר 49 day count from Pesach to Shavuot)
Sh'motSh'mot (שְׁמוֹת Exodus)
ShabbatShabbat (שַׁבָּת day of rest from Friday evening until Saturday night)
Shabbat ShalomShabbat Shalom (שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם Shabbat greeting)
ShabbatotShabbatot (שַׁבָּתוֹת plural of Shabbat)
ShacharitShacharit (שַׁחֲרִית morning prayer service)
Shaliach TziburShaliach Tzibur (שָׁלִיחַ צִבּוּר leader of prayers)
Shavua TovShavua Tov (שָׁבוּעַ טוֹב "a good week"--greeting at the end of Shabbat)
ShavuotShavuot (שָׁבוּעוֹת feast of Weeks, the festival of the giving of the Torah)
ShehecheyanuShehecheyanu (שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ blessing recited with noteworthy, infrequent events)
Shemini AtzeretShemini Atzeret (שֶׁמִּינִי עֲצֶרֶת holiday at the end of Sukkot)
ShivaShiva (שִׁבְעָה the first seven days of mourning)
ShulShul (שול synagogue)
SiddurSiddur (סִדּוּר prayer book)
Siman Tov u'Mazel TovSiman Tov u'Mazel Tov (סִימָן טוֹב וּמַזַּל טוֹב congratulations)
SimchahSimchah (שִׂמְחָה joy, a joyous occasion)
Simchat TorahSimchat Torah (שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה celebration of beginning the annual Torah reading cycle)
SukkotSukkot (סֻכּוֹת fall harvest festival of dwelling in huts)
TaNaKhTaNaKh (תנ "ך acronym for Hebrew Bible)
TashlikhTashlikh (תַּשְׁלִיךְ a Rosh HaShanah ritual where bread is thrown into a lake, symbolizing casting away sins)
TefillahTefillah (תְּפִלָּה prayer)
TeshuvahTeshuvah (תְּשׁוּבָה repentance and also means "rabbinic legal decision")
Tikkun Leil ShavuotTikkun Leil Shavuot (תִּקּוּן לֵיל שָׁבוּעוֹת all-night study during Shavuot)
Tikkun OlamTikkun Olam (תִּקּוּן עוֹלָם fixing the world or fixing the legal system)
Tisha b'AvTisha b'Av (תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב fast for destruction of Temple)
TorahTorah (תּוֹרָה first section of the Bible, usually printed in a chumash)
Tu BiShshvatTu BiShvat (ט"וּ בִּשְׁבָט Jewish arbor day)
TzedakahTzedakah (צְדָקָה righteousness, charity)
VayikraVayikra (וַיִּקְרָא third book of the Torah dealing with priestly issues)
YahrzeitYahrzeit (יָארְצַיְט Yiddish word for the anniversary of death when it is customary to recite qaddish yatom)
YarmulkeYarmulke (יאַרמלקע Yiddish for head covering, traditionally worn always, but especially during prayer and study)
YerushalayimYerushalayim (יְרוּשָׁלַיִם the capital city of Israel)
YizkorYizkor (יִזְכּוֹר prayers of remembrance recited on festivals)
Yom ha'Atzma'utYom ha'Atzma'ut (יוֹם הָעַצְמָאוּת Israel Independence Day)
Yom haShoah v'haGevurahYom haShoah v'haGevurah (יוֹם הַשּׁוֹאָה וְהַגְּבוּרָה Holocaust and Heroism Memorial day)
Yom KippurYom Kippur (יוֹם כִּפּוּר Day of Atonement)
ZaydeZayde (זיידע grandfather in Yiddish)
ZemirotZemirot (זְמִירוֹת songs for Shabbat)
Zikhronah liVrachah z"lZikhronah liVrachah z"l (זִכְרוֹנָהּ לִבְרָכָה may her memory be a blessing)
Zikhrono liVrachah z"lZikhrono liVrachah z"l (זִכְרוֹנוֹ לִבְרָכָה may his memory be a blessing)
ZionismZionism (צִיּוֹנוּת the belief in a Jewish homeland in Israel)