How do you say chairman in Hebrew? A new term and abbreviation.
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.
|Chairman||יושב ראש||Yoshev Rosh||
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