Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – September 10

Dear Members and Friends,

Once again on behalf of the entire Jewish community, we would like to wish you and your families L’shana tova u’metukah!

Every new experience has its pros and cons. This Rosh Hashanah, I chose to stay home and Zoom the services so that I could be on call for anyone having trouble logging on or who needed a link. My house was empty, there was a very slight breeze and I felt focused and peaceful. There was something very special and meditative about the experience. On the other hand, I really wanted to meet our visitors and feel the brevity of Nidhe Israel synagogue as there is strength in group prayer and Nidhe Israel holds a special place in my heart. But in either case, the leadership of Hal Blumenfeld united us all in prayer for the 24th year. We are so grateful to Hal for making an exception to ZOOM services for us on the holiest of days.

Read more about Yom Kippur at

This week’s Friday night services will be on ZOOM at 6:30pm.  Here is the link.  For the pass code please email

And use this link for an on-line copy of our siddur.


Yom Kippur Services will be held at Nidhe Israel Synagogue and will be for 1 hour and 30 minutes only.

Protocols for attending services include:

·       Everyone must be double vaccinated to attend services

·       Reserved seating only. You must contact us via email at prior

to attending the service in person at least 24 hours in advance to confirm availability

·       Only sit in the assigned seat with your name

·       Everyone must always wear a mask while on premises

·       Everyone must sanitize before entering the building

The hours for the services are:

Yom Kippur 5782

Erev Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 15th – ZOOM ONLY (Kol Nidre at 6:15pm)
Yom Kippur morning, September 16th – 9:00am
Yom Kippur afternoon, September 16th – 5:00pm
Unfortunately we will not be holding a break-the-fast gathering due to COVID protocols.

All of the High Holiday services will be on ZOOM. Please use this link.  If you need a pass code please email  The Meeting ID is 865 7616 7620
We have purchased 30 links to the Lev Shalem Mahzor that we are using for our High Holiday prayers.  If you require a link please email


Shabbat Shalom!

Sharon Oran
President, Barbados Jewish Community