Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – December 17

Word of the week:

Dear All,
I was sent this video by a member of our community. It is long, but it is an extremely powerful story of “Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, author of the book “A German Life: Against All Odds Change is Possible”. In it he “describes his struggle growing up in Germany in the shadow of his Father, a highly decorated WWII tank commander and Nazi officer. He eventually converted to Judaism, emigrated to Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces as a Medical Officer. Dr. Wollschlarger was the Guest Speaker at the 21st Annual Tribute Dinner, held on November 19, 2013 at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation”.


The CJC has invited two members of our community to attend the Virtual Limmud Festival. They will pay for two free places at the festival taking place from Friday 24th December to Tuesday 28th December. People are able to attend per day or for the entire programme. For more information about Limmud Festival and the programme please visit
If you are interested in attending please email me; ( first come, first serve, however you must be a BJC membe

Our next in person service will be held on December 31st at Nidhe Israel Synagogue at 6:30PM.  If you would like to attend, please contact Neal Rechtman at As you know all COVID protocols regarding attendance remain in effect, and your RSVP prior to the service is required.

Cohen, Eliyahu- December 15th
Emil Shapiro- December 31

(If I have missed anyone’s Yahrzeit, please email me at

This Friday night’s services will be on ZOOM at 6:30pm.
Please click this link to join us.
Please click this link for a copy of our siddur.

Shabbat Shalom!

Sharon Oran
President, The Barbados Jewish Community