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President’s Message – April 9

Posted on April 9, 2021

The word of the week: זכרונו לברכה Zich’rono Lee’vracha Blessed Memory Dear all, Yesterday was Yom Ha-Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. I am including this link to a powerful program from the Simon Wiesenthal Center & Museum of Tolerance 2021 SWC Yom Hashoah Commemoration.  If you need to copy-and-paste into your browser: https://youtu.be/wBwr4jfJkMM ) Please take the Continue Reading »

President’s Message – April 2

Posted on April 2, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: It was so wonderful seeing young couples with their children moving to Barbados. I know that I am at the grandma stage of my life and kvell over all babies, but from a community perspective, it is such a blessing and opportunity to share our experiences and pass Continue Reading »

President’s Message – March 26

Posted on March 25, 2021

Word of the week: Dear all, As we celebrate our second COVID Passover, I am reminded of those large boisterous family Seders surrounded by friends and family. There was always lots of wine, food and celebration. I for one, took for granted the privilege of preparing all day and celebrating together. Never in my dreams Continue Reading »

President’s Message – March 19

Posted on March 19, 2021

Shabbat Shalom to all. Word of the week: It was a long month for most people in lock down and there is an energy in the air that feels a lot like spring. We are all coming out of our dens slowly stepping into life as we knew it. There are still so many questions Continue Reading »

President’s Message – March 12

Posted on March 12, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: We just received word that our Barbados COVID cases are on the decrease and that from Monday we can start to reopen the Island.  What wonderful news!  Dayenu!  Enough of COVID and enough of shutdowns.  I know we are not back to normal, but once we all play Continue Reading »

President’s Message – March 5

Posted on March 4, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: It feels good to be home! Saturday afternoon Scott and I arrived in Barbados and are now in quarantine.   Not sure where we will be zooming in from tomorrow, but we are just happy to be home.  You might ask “How was flying? How were the airports?” The Continue Reading »

President’s Message – February 26

Posted on February 26, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: Yesterday evening our Purim holiday service was led by Micah Rubin and his daughter “Queen” Elsa via ZOOM. It was so much fun to see the little ones dressed up and ready to make some noise. Our sincere thanks go out to Micah who volunteered to lead the Continue Reading »

President’s Message – February 19

Posted on February 19, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: We will be celebrating the Holiday of Purim beginning Thursday evening February 25th,  lasting for one day. Purim, known as the Feast of Lots, is a holiday that celebrates Queen Esther saving the Jews from a deadly massacre at the hands of Haman in Persia around 539-330 BCE.  Continue Reading »

President’s Message – February 12

Posted on February 12, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: This morning several women from our community and I attended (via ZOOM) the first meeting of the Commonwealth Jewish Women’s Network. “The Commonwealth Jewish Council (CJC) works to enhance links between Commonwealth Jewish communities and to give voices to their concerns, commitments, principles and positions on the wider international Continue Reading »

President’s Message – February 5

Posted on February 4, 2021

Shabbat Shalom! The word of the week: In a time of challenges, there is nothing more heartwarming than the joy of a new light coming into the world. Scott and I are so pleased to announce the birth of our newest granddaughter Darla Rose Oran who was born on January 28th, 2021. As I mentioned Continue Reading »