Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – April 23

Word of the week:

During our service a few weeks ago, I had told you about a lady named Mrs. Rosalie Simon who speaks to communities about her experience during the Holocaust. I spoke with her today and she would be willing to tell us her story on Monday April 26th at 7:00pm via ZOOM.  Please make every effort to attend this special community ZOOM event.  It is important to keep these memories alive. She has a book called “Girl in the Striped Dress” where you can read her bio.

Please click this ZOOM link to attend:
For the meeting pass code, please email
Topic: Rosalie Simon: Experience during the Holocaust
Time: Apr 26, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Today I attended part of a ZOOM Earth Day Celebration presented by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign affairs. Some of the areas that were focused on included solar technologies and a specially developed glass for solar panels; home-bio energy for small – and large-scale projects; technologies for reforestation and fighting desertification; solutions for food security such as 3D-printing of meat and the development of alternative proteins; adaptive and mitigating water solutions for home consumption as well as agriculture; digital health solutions; and much more.  The main message was clear: To reduce and to innovate and create sustainable ways to protect the future of our planet.


The people of St. Vincent continue to experience the devastating effects of the La Soufriere volcano. If you would like to make a donation. Please see the three below options (there are many more out there!)

  2. Rotary Trust Fund Project
  3. CDEMA Emergency Assistance Fund

COUNTING OF THE OMER:  Today is the 25th day of the Counting of the Omer.

ZOOM SERVICES – Due to the current conditions in Barbados we are still unable to hold services in person this Friday.  We will be holding services on ZOOM, Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at 6:30pm.

Please see the below link for a copy of our siddur.

Shabbat Shalom!

Sharon Oran
President, The Barbados Jewish Community