Definition of "gabbai" [gabbai]

  • An assistant in a synagogue (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gabbai" in a sentence
  • "Although Bazaman may be best known as the gabbai, or elected lay leader of Beth Jacob, he started on a his career of synagogue service on a two-wheeler."
  • "I'm talking about the heated debate that has pitted brother against brother, rabbi against gabbai: the hubbub over how to spell the Jewish Festival of Lights."
  • "The scrolls lie in the cemetery next to the long-serving, much-loved gabbai a rabbi's assistant who also often assists when the Torah is read in services of that synagogue, who'd died just before the storm -- an honor to both man and scrolls."