Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – August 13

Word of the week:

Dear all,

The Jewish New Year is a time of new beginnings. In a world where the news is full of corruption, social injustice, and division, this is a great time for Tikkun Olam.

The phrase “tikkun olam” was first used to refer to social action work in the 1950s. In subsequent decades, many other organizations and thinkers have used the term to refer to social action programs; tzedakah (charitable giving) and gemilut hasadim (acts of kindness); and progressive Jewish approaches to social issues. It eventually became re-associated with kabbalah, and thus for some with deeper theological meaning.

We all have daily opportunities to make a difference. Whether it be carrying recyclable bags to the grocery store, making a donation to your favorite charity, or simply reaching out to someone who may need your help, now is the time. If you would like to read the full article, click here.

Our lecture series continues with an amazing film titled” Who Will Write Our History” written by Roberta Glassman and Produced by Nancy Spielberg (sister of Steven Spielberg) Here is a link for the trailer.

We will send a link for the film to be seen at your leisure on Friday Aug. 27th, Saturday Aug 28 or and Sunday Aug. 29th.

If you would like to make a donation to assist with the continuation of our lecture series, we would be very grateful.

Minda Bowman, August 25th
Shaul Bernstein, August 27th
Muriel Wolf, August 28th
Oscar Pillersdorf, August 31st

(If you have a yahrzeit for August that has not been listed, please let me know so I can make sure and add it to our calendar)


This week’s services will be on ZOOM at 6:30pm.  To join us please click this link.  For the pass code please email

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

Shabbat Shalom!

Sharon Oran

President, Barbados Jewish Community