Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – April 9

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: )

Please take the time to stop and remember the six million Jews who were murdered as a result of hatred and antisemitism. In remembering them, we commit ourselves to never forget and to ensure this NEVER happens again.   “Hope Lives When People Remember.” –Simon Weisenthal.”
During tonight’s service we will say a community kaddish in their blessed memory.

Please join us next Friday at Nidhe Israel Synagogue (in-person as well as on Zoom) as we commemorate Yom Ha’azmaut Israeli Independence Day.


1st Iyar, Rose Altman, Leah Gilbert

This week we have Yahrtzeit for two leaders of our community.  Rose Altman and Leah Gilbert contributed to the Barbados Jewish community in countless ways. Both of them were strong women who dedicated themselves to supporting our community events, our holidays and the continuation of Judaism in Barbados.

COUNTING OF THE OMER:  Last night was the 12th night of the Counting of the Omer.

ZOOM SERVICES – We will be holding services our traditional Kabbalat Shabbat service on ZOOM tonight, Friday, April 09, 2021 at 6:30pm.
Join us at  If you need the passcode please email

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

Shabbat Shalom!

Sharon Oran
President, Barbados Jewish Community