Barbados Jewish Community


President’s Message – February 24

Posted on February 24, 2023

Dear all, The month of Adar began on Wednesday February 22nd, just a day ago. “We learn that when Adar enters, joy increases. This feeling is ever present during the holiday of Purim. We dress in silly costumes, partake in festive meals, and have a chance to be joyous overall. Even though we are supposed to Continue Reading »

President’s Message – July 8

Posted on July 8, 2022

Word of the week: Dear all, It is so good to be home!  I love travelling but I also love coming home. And this week I look forward to once again going to services in person at Nidhe Israel Synagogue. It’s summer and the Island is quiet, but congregants all over the world face similar Continue Reading »

President’s Messsage – July 1

Posted on June 30, 2022

Dear All, Scott and I have had a wonderful holiday. Between celebrating beautiful birthdays with my mom, grand-daughter Sadie and brother, Ron, we also had a fabulous week in Scotland! We enjoyed the cool Scottish summer weather and maybe a little less, the rain and wind. Sadly, our trip ended with a bout of COVID, Continue Reading »

President’s Message – June 17

Posted on June 17, 2022

Word of the week: Dear all, I was reading a fun article this week about 10 Jewish prayers that are rarely heard of. I found it fascinating that the first one is only said every 28 years and that the second one celebrates not only our diversity, but the value of our inner heart wisdom. Continue Reading »

President’s Message – May 27

Posted on May 27, 2022

Word of the week: Dear all, Scott and I have wonderful news! Our son Justin and Malou Morgan are now engaged! For us the news of their engagement comes with two exclamations! One is “finally” and the second is “Hooray”. We could not be happier to welcome Malou into our family! As the young members Continue Reading »

President’s Message – May 20

Posted on May 19, 2022

Word of the week: Dear all, The International news constantly reminds us of how pervasive antisemitism is in our world today. I sway between extreme anger at the senselessness of it and fear that we are doomed to repeat the worst part of our most recent past. And then like a spark of inspiration, I Continue Reading »

President’s Message – May 6

Posted on May 6, 2022

Dear all, It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Bourque on Sunday May 1st. He was the husband of Mary-Ellen Bourque and father of Shari. Robert was a philanthropist of Barbado and a good friend of the Barbados Jewish community for many years. We extend our deepest condolences to Mary Ellen Continue Reading »

President’s Message – March 18

Posted on March 18, 2022

Word of the week: Dear all, This past week has been a wonderful week of activities.  We had an amazing Purim party on Wednesday led by Jacob Hassid. It was so nice to see adults and children come together from all over the world and share our Jewish Holidays. We are so blessed to have Continue Reading »

President’s Message – February 25

Posted on February 24, 2022

Word of the week: Dear all, Though real travelling is not yet easy for most of us, I am very pleased to share with you a virtual opportunity for you to visit the British Museum in London! Through the generosity of a supporter of the CJC, we are able to offer all members outside the Continue Reading »

President’s Message – February 11

Posted on February 11, 2022

Word of the week: Dear all, Dorothy sure had it right;” There Is No Place Like Home.” It is great to get away and see your family, but it is amazing to return home and travel is NOT what it used to be. Often when we travel, we are exposed to new music usually relevant Continue Reading »