Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – February 11

Word of the week:

Dear all,

Dorothy sure had it right;” There Is No Place Like Home.” It is great to get away and see your family, but it is amazing to return home and travel is NOT what it used to be. Often when we travel, we are exposed to new music usually relevant to the places we are visiting. When we listen to music and sing (regardless of the tone) we connect to an internal source.

Jewish tradition teaches that music unlocks the door to divine connection”.

“In the Hebrew numerological system known as Gematria, the numerical value of the words for prayer, tefillah, and song, shirah, are identical. From this we can see that music is a form of prayer.” We connect to ourselves, one another, our ancestors and to G-d through our Jewish melodies. We often feel most at home in a synagogue where we are familiar with the tunes. This is the way we connect to one another, and this is the way that we pray.  For the full article click here.

There will be no in person services this Friday night, only ZOOM services.  The next in-person gathering for Friday night services will be at Nidhe Israel synagogue on February 25th.  Services begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Please email if you plan to attend in person.

You are welcome to join us every Friday night for our Kabbalat Shabbat services.  Please click this link to join in.  Services begin promptly at 6:3opm (currently 5:30pm EDT).

Please click this link for a copy of our siddur.

Marshall Oran – February 2
Thomas Walter Hancock – February 8
Marilyn Karp – February 10

Shabbat Shalom!

Sharon Oran, President
Barbados Jewish Community