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.  During the current Covid-19 crisis our services have moved on-line.  If you would like to join us, please e-mail  If you already receive our weekly community email the meeting code for each week’s Shabbat service is included in the text of the email.

When the current virus environment recedes and we’re able to meet again in person, the following schedule will resume:

During the Winter season (Hannukah to Passover) we meet in the historic Nidhe Israel synagogue in downtown Barbados.   MapWebsite.

During the Summer season (Passover to Hannukah) we meet in at Shaare Tzedek, a residential synagogue located in Rockley, Christ Church.  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 hosts a communal Seder, at the Shillstone Social Hall in the Nidhe Israel complex.  This program is member-led and is open to visitors by reservation.  Please see the Calendar/Events page 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