This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word gabbai
An assistant in a synagogue
Origin: From גבאי
A gabbai, also known as shamash שמש or warden is a beadle or sexton, a person who assists in the running of synagogue services in some way. The role may be undertaken on a voluntary or paid basis.
A "shamash" can also mean an assistant to a rabbi.
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