Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – December 3

Words of the week:

Dear all,

During the last week Scott and I had an amazing trip and enjoyed the blessings of being grandparents. During the week, I must have read the Wizard of Oz ,10 times to our granddaughter. I must say Dorothy was right! “There is no Place Like Home”. We arrived home this afternoon. It would have been nice to have magic ruby slippers that I could click three times to return home but Thank G-d our flight was seamless. We were just in time to light our fifth Chanukah candle. For those of you who would like to know more about Chanukah and the origins of the letters on your dreidel please check out this article from My Jewish Learning.

Happy Chanukah everyone. May your blessings be many and may you and your families be gifted with light, good health and happiness.


We will be holding our small Chanukah celebration this Sunday, December 5th at 5:30pm at Nidhe Israel synagogue. If you have not responded to attend, please email Neal Rechtman at to see if we have any spaces available. We have had to limit our numbers due to COVID protocols.


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 here to join us.  If for any reason you need a pass code, please email

Please click this link for a copy of our siddur:

Shabbat Shalom!

Sharon Oran
President, Barbados Jewish Community