Barbados Jewish Community


Weekly Friday Night Services

Our community’s minhag (tradition) is to meet weekly for Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:30 pm.  To learn the location of  services for specific upcoming dates please check the Events Calendar (also posted on the homepage, scroll down).

As a general rule . . . .

During the Winter season (Hanukkah to Pesach) we meet in the historic Nidhe Israel synagogue in downtown Barbados.   Map.

During the Summer season (Pesach to Hannukah) we meet in at Shaare Tzedek, a residential synagogue located in Rockley, Christ Church.  Image and Map.

Time: At both locations services begin at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted on our Calendar/Events page.

High Holiday Services

The community hosts a visiting “lay rabbi” to lead us in our High Holiday celebrations each year. These services are held at the air-conditioned Shaare Tzedek synagogue on Rockley New Road. Visitors are welcome; please inquire at

Communal Seder

The community tries to host, during non-pandemic times, a communal Seder, at the Shilstone Social Hall in the Nidhe Israel complex.  This program, if offered, is member-led and is open to visitors by reservation.  Please check the Calendar/Events page a month before the holiday for details about this year’s Seder.

Visiting Medical / University Students

We encourage Jewish faculty and students of Barbados’ many graduate and medical institutions to join us for all of our services. We offer free tours of the Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum for visiting students and academics. Inquire at