Meaning of shtibl in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃtiːbl/


  • In Jewish usage: a room or building, typically one which is relatively small, used by (especially Hasidic) Jewish people for communal prayer, study, and community activities, as distinct from a larger formal synagogue.


1920s. From Yiddish shtibl small house, chamber, room, (specifically) small (especially Hasidic) prayer house from Middle High German and early modern German stubel, stublīn, (with regular i-mutation of the stem vowel) stübel, stübelīn small room (German Stüblein) from stube chamber, room + respectively -el and -elīn, suffixes forming diminutives.