Shalom Chaverim


Shalom Chaverim, shalom chaverim,
Shalom, shalom
L’hit-rah-oat, L’hit-rah-oat
Shalom, shalom


Shalom (peace) my friends…
Till we meet again,

Hebrew – שלום חברים

שלום חברים, שלום חברים
שלום, שלום
להתראות, להתראות

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  • Song with chords, Partner Song with Zum Gali, Orff arrangement
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8 thoughts on “Shalom Chaverim”

  1. I sang this at junior School but, as a small child, never grasped the Hebrew and, consequently, ‘made up’ something that sounded similar so I could sing this song, which I absolutely loved. Tonight, for the first time in, oh, 41 years or so, I have come across the real thing. As an adult, I heard this sung at Church but the bit I used to make up was replaced with ‘peace be unto you’, which did give me a sensible alternative to my childhood/ish attempt to make sense of it ‘la hip ry a o’ (!) but here I am, all these long years later with the original Hebrew. Thank you so much! L’ hit – rah – oat, l’hit – rah – oat! (All I need now is the correct pronunciation!)
    Hopefully I’ll get that before another 41 years passed ☺️

  2. Jeffrey greenbaum

    Shalom Pauline, I have had the same experience except it’s been almost 60 years since Hebrew school. I had no idea what the songs meant and less interest. Now the things I heard in Hebrew school and growing up (for instance hava nagila) knock me over! I realize God is speaking to me from 60 years ago.. shalom caverim!

  3. I’ve had a vague memory of this song from when I was about 10 years old. There was a family that moved in to the building where I was living that had just come to the USA from Israel. They had two daughters around the same age as me and we became friends. They would invite me for dinner every now and again. I remember singing this song with them. Every once in a while I’d sing to myself but of course the lyrics I would sing were somewhat close in sound. Hearing this brings back fond memories of years gone by.

    1. I remember the song from secondary school, And having just watched the dimbleby show about belsen came back to me.

  4. My kids are in second grade and just had a winter chorus concert. It seems this song is a favorite for this generation also. Shalom Chaverim!

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