Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – March 18

Word of the week:

Dear all,

This past week has been a wonderful week of activities.  We had an amazing Purim party on Wednesday led by Jacob Hassid. It was so nice to see adults and children come together from all over the world and share our Jewish Holidays. We are so blessed to have our historic synagogue, Nidhe Israel, but it is even more of a blessing to fill it with people committed to continuing Jewish traditions in Barbados. Special Thanks to Gilda and Ira for bringing in groggers, hamantaschen and Megillah.

A very special Mazel-Tov to Scott Oran whose presentation of credentials as Honorary Consul of Israel to Barbados was held virtually this week by H. E. Itali Bardov, non-resident Ambassador of Israel to Barbados. We are all so proud of Scott, and we know that he will represent Barbados with heartfelt dedication and humility. Mazel-Tov!!!

We have been approached by the Director of Caribbean Affairs at the Israeli embassy in Panama inviting young Jewish members of our congregation between the ages of 18-33 to apply for a trip to Israel on Taglit. Please let us know if there is interest.

Pesach is April 16th. Today is the last day to place your Passover orders. If you have not received an order form and want to place an order, please email us at

The AGM is scheduled for Sunday March 27th at 11:00 AM. Please make sure and have your dues up to date. This is an election year so anyone interested in running for the executive committee please email Please note that two of our current executive members will be stepping down. We take this opportunity to thank both Steven Altman and Avi Levi for their dedication and service to our community.

A letter including last year’s minutes will be sent to all members in good standing.

In person services will be held March 18th at Nidhe Israel synagogue (as well as on ZOOM) and will be led by Neal Rechtman.  Services begin promptly at 6:30pm.  Please email if you plan to attend in person.

We will be reciting our “Mi sheh-bey-rach” prayer for the sick this Friday evening.  If you know of individuals whom you want to be mentioned in this prayer, please feel free to email their Hebrew (or English) names to, and they will be included in the public recitation.”

For those attending Friday night’s services 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, Barbados Jewish Community