Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – April 30

Word for the week:

Dear all,

This past week we had a special speaker, Rosalie Simon, who told us her story of surviving the Holocaust. It was sad, overwhelming and touching in so many ways. I believe that each of us came out of the talk with our own lessons learned. For me, it was her undeniable will to live. She never gave up hope regardless of the horrors she witnessed and experienced. Also of significance was her families’ (sisters) support and love. I grew up down the street from Rosalie and yet never knew her story. I am so grateful to her for having the strength to share it with us and with so many others. We must never forget.

This program was so meaningful that the committee has decided to create a calendar of events in which we will invite speakers and even musicians to share with our community. If you have any topics of interest, please share them with us.

COUNTING OF THE OMER:  Yesterday was the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer.

BJC DUES – If you have paid your dues we thank you sincerely. If not, please make sure and pay your dues before our AGM scheduled for Sunday May, 23rd at 4:00pm. We appreciate your support.

 SHAVUOT – On May 16th we will hold Shavuot services at Nidhe Israel synagogue in person at 6:00pm.  Our regular Zoom connection will also be available.  We will serve some light refreshments after the service.  Please RSVP if you would like to attend to:

Here is a link to learn more about Shavuot.

ZOOM SERVICES – We will be holding our regular Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services on April 30th, 2021 at 6:30pm.  Here is the Zoom link:
For the meeting pass code, please email

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

Shabbat Shalom!

Sharon Oran
President, Barbados Jewish Community