madrich

Alternative Spellings

madrikh, madricha, madrichah, madrikha

Definitions

  • youth counselor or supervisor

Example Sentences

  • "I absolutely loved my madrich on Birthright."

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

מדריך madríkh 'lit. (male) guide', מדריכה madrikhá 'lit. (female) guide'

Who Uses This

Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

fem. madricha, plural madrichim, fem. plural madrichot.

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