Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – May 7

The word of the week:

Dear all,

This coming Sunday we will be celebrating Mother’s Day. It is a day when we think about the inspirational women in our lives. For many it is a mother figure who has nurtured and inspired us to be our best selves. The Jewish mom was always the one who prepared all the holiday meals, lit the Shabbat candles and created a Jewish home. She was the one who put the heart and spirit into the holiday celebrations through food and traditions. “In Jewish folklore, Rachel became identified with the indwelling Presence of the Divine (the Shekhina), and the spiritual mother who accompanied the Jewish people into exile and remained disconsolate until their return.” My personal hero is my mom who is strong, independent, devoted to her children, grandchildren, and now great grandchildren. To all the inspirational women out there…Happy Mother’s Day!  Read more from the article quoted above here:,6602

COUNTING OF THE OMER:  Tonight is the 40th day of the Counting of the Omer.

BJC DUES – If you have paid your dues, we thank you sincerely. If not, please make sure and pay your dues before our AGM scheduled for Sunday, May 23rd at 4:00pm. We appreciate your support.

SHAVUOT – On May 16th we will hold Shavuot services at Nidhe Israel synagogue in person at 6:00pm.  Zoom connection will also be available.  We will serve some light refreshments after the service. Please RSVP if you would like to attend to:,  If you want to attend via Zoom, the link can be found on the Event Page.

ZOOM SERVICES – We will be holding our weekly Friday night ZOOM services on May 7th, 2021 at 6:30pm.  The link to join is below; for the pass code please email

Please see the below link for a copy of our siddur.

Shabbat Shalom!

Sharon Oran
President, Barbados Jewish Community