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President’s Message – January 15

Posted on January 15, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: Scott and I ventured on an airplane for the first time in almost a year on Tuesday. It is hard to believe that in pre- COVID times, we were on a plane at least once every few months. We arrived safely in Ocean City, N.J where we are Continue Reading »

President’s Message – January 8

Posted on January 7, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: 2021 has begun with a BANG! Here in Barbados we have lived happily in a safe zone for the last six months. While most of the world has been in a lock-down environment, we have worked, socialized and enjoyed the privileges of what appeared to be a COVID-free Continue Reading »

President’s Message – January 1

Posted on January 1, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! 2020 has been a devastating year for many people around the world. Facing a global pandemic has reshaped our reality and forced us to look at life differently. We have sought wisdom in our faith and found joy in simply staying connected with friends and family (even if not in person). Socrates said, “The secret Continue Reading »

President’s Message – December 25

Posted on December 24, 2020

Shabbat Shalom! The word for the week: Happy Holidays everyone! Wishing you and your families a happy and safe Holiday Season! For those of you who are still busy and feeling overworked … please take a moment to rest and enjoy a day of stillness. I know that I am looking forward to a long Continue Reading »

President’s Message – December 18

Posted on December 18, 2020

Shabbat Shalom! Today is the last day of Hanukkah. Last night Scott and I attended a Hanukkah lighting ceremony at the Hilton sponsored by the Chabad. It was a fun event with latkes and donuts and lots of new faces. Rabbi Eli spoke about the importance of lighting candles to remove the darkness in our Continue Reading »

President’s Message – December 11

Posted on December 12, 2020

Shabbat Shalom! The word for the week: Happy Hanukkah everyone! Hanukkah is a time of year that brings back so many fun childhood memories. When I was a child our family would go to my Aunt Inge and Uncle Abe’s house. My Uncle Abe was the life of the party, as my cousins, my brother Continue Reading »

President’s Message – December 4

Posted on December 5, 2020

Shabbat Shalom. The word for the week: I can’t believe it is December already!  As many of you already know, Hanukkah, the festival of lights, begins next Thursday December 10th.  The community will hold a ZOOM candle lighting ceremony on Wednesday December 16th at 5:30pm AST (4:30pm EST).  Please use this link to connect: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87169036620. For those Continue Reading »

President’s Message – November 27

Posted on November 27, 2020

Shabbat Shalom! Word of the week: This coming Monday we will be celebrating Barbados’ 54th year of Independence! I have lived in Barbados for 40 years now and have seen so many changes. When I first arrived we had only one TV channel that came on at 5:30pm with “Days of Our lives” and ended after Continue Reading »

President’s Message – November 20

Posted on November 19, 2020

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: I am going to date myself here, but I was thinking about what to write to you about today and this song by Bob Dylan kept playing in my head, “The Times TheyAre A- Changin”. Whatever your beliefs are on what is happening around the world, there is one clear Continue Reading »

President’s Message – November 13

Posted on November 13, 2020

Shabbat Shalom! The word for the week: Yesterday our small community joined together for the funeral of our oldest living member, Mrs. Ellen Steinbok, who died on November 10th at the age of 94. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Steinbok family. It is during a time like this that we experience the Continue Reading »