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One who congregates, especially a member of a group of people gathered for religious worship.


(Judaism) a member of a congregation, esp a Jewish congregation


(ˈkɒŋ grɪ gənt)

a person who is part of a congregation.
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Noun1.congregant - a member of a congregation (especially that of a church or synagogue)
church member, churchgoer - a religious person who goes to church regularly


[ˈkɒŋgrɪgənt] (mainly US) nfidèle mf
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After extensive research and input from a vast majority of congregants, Karpay's committee recommended affiliation with the URJ to the Bolton Street Board of Directors, which unanimously accepted the recommendation.
Besides saying goodbye to congregants, colleagues, and a career, it is equally important, as in any other loss, to take time to grieve and then to discover new meaning in life through which to reinvent oneself and grow to new heights.
A klezmer band will accompany the group as they walk with their five Torahs under a rainbow chuppah made by congregants several years ago in celebration of marriage equality.
The Pope was received in the synagogue where some 1,200 congregants were seated," said Hirschfeld.
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A rabbi's role in talking to congregants should aim at education about the BDS debate, helping to unpack the issues and Jewish values at play.