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How do you say chairman in Hebrew? A new term and abbreviation.

how do you say chairman in hebrew

The Hebrew term for 'Chairman' is 'Yoshev Rosh' - יושב ראש

You would use this word to describe any chairman; chairman of the board, chairman of a steering committee, chairman of the parents'-teachers committee etc.  It is also used in reference to the Speaker of the Knesset.

 

English Hebrew  Transliteration Abbreviation
 Chairman יושב ראש Yoshev Rosh

יו"ר

YOR

The abbreviation is יו"ר and in a Hebrew sentence you would use this abbreviation and refer to the chairman as the YOR or plural YORIM.  Here is an example:

English: Yuli Edelstein was the speaker of the Knesset

Transliteration: Yuli Edelstein haya ha'yor shel haknesset

Hebrew:יולי אדלשטיין היה היו"ר של הכנסת

 

Here is another example:

English: Moshe is the chairman of the committee

Transliteration: Moshe yor havaada

Hebrew: משה יו"ר הוועדה

 

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