Most of us have a mezuzah at the entrance to our home and business. Here are some quick facts that I learned when I read an article on Mezuzot from My Jewish learning. If you need help acquiring a mezuzah or klaf please let us know.
Thank goodness for Amalia and her wealth of information. She passed on this link about a free workshop on the Jewish Caribbean and Nazi Persecution in Literature and Art.
“During World War II, Caribbean expatriates living in Europe found themselves caught up in the war and, in some cases, imprisoned in internment or concentration camps. Meanwhile, some European Jewish refugees found safe haven in Trinidad and other parts of the Caribbean.
Long overlooked in standard accounts of the war, these entangled histories are made visible in Caribbean art and literature.
The internment art of Josef Nassy and the fiction of Louis-Philippe Dalembert trace emancipatory migrations from Suriname to Belgium, Poland to Haiti, revealing unexpected intersections between Jewish and African diaspora wartime experience.
This talk with Professor Sarah Phillips Casteel argues that creative mediums are especially deserving of our attention in the context of the Jewish Caribbean because of their capacity to recover creolized wartime memories that have fallen between the cracks of academic disciplines.
Click the link below to register.
Bernd Lewkowitz- October 26
Ellen Steinbok- October 29
(If I have missed anyone’s Yahrzeit please email me at BJC@jewishbarbados.org)
Thank you to Micah Rubin who has given a few ideas of things we can do for Mitzvah day. We welcome your ideas and would love to form a subcommittee to help organize an event for the community. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join in this endeavor.
This Friday night services will be on ZOOM at 6:30pm. Please click this link to attend. If for any reason you need a passcode, please email email@example.com.
Here is a link to a copy of our Sim Shalom siddur.
President, Barbados Jewish Community