Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – August 7, 2020

Shabbat Shalom,


I can remember every year during Yom Kippur services when we came to the section of the service called Yizkor, going into the back room with those people blessed to have our parents and children alive and saying to one another thank G-d for another year of life.  My eyes still well up knowing I can no longer go into the back room since my dad passed away a few years ago. Life is fragile and sacred, hence why we are asked to say the Modeh Ani prayer of thanks every morning to G-d for restoring our soul to the body.

It is important to remember those we loved, and that is why I am pleased to let you know that Dr. Gilda Oran and Amalia Levi have generously volunteered to create a Yahrzeit calendar for the community.  Together we can remember our loved ones and members of our community for generations to come.  If you have Yahrzeit for a family member that you would like to have listed with the community please send us the following information; first, last name, Hebrew name (if available), birth date and date of death.

Please note the following Yahrzeit dates for this week:
Miriam Laja Bernstein (z”l) 16 Av / August 6 (Paul Bernstein’s and Raizman boys’ grandmother and Raquel’s great-grandmother)
Louis Speisman 23 Av/ August 13 (Uncle of Steven, Paul, Jimmy, Marsha, Marlene)

From our original Ashkenazi Community:
Jakub BomSztain 14 Av/ August 4
Faige Schor 29 Av/ August 19

Below is a link to understanding the rituals and the importance of yahrzeit.

And for a little lighter note Scott and I started to watch a great documentary called “ When Jews Were Funny”.  Check it out on Prime.

We will be continuing our Zoom Friday night services from 6:30pm tomorrow, August 7th.  (95083597091)

Please see below link for a copy of our siddur.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

Shabbat Shalom!
Sharon Oran