Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – September 11, 2020

Shabbat Shalom!

This year Hal, Michelle, Eva, Jesse and Lev are unable to travel to Barbados to join us for the holidays due to COVID-19 restrictions. However Hal has graciously and generously offered to conduct our services for us while his own family and local community hold services in his backyard.

This heartfelt generosity of Hal and his family is something that has touched Scott and I to the core. When we thanked Hal for this incredible gift to the community, he said that” We are family”. These are words that can never be taken too lightly and are imbued with deep feelings and commitment. We extend our love and gratitude to the entire Blumenfeld family for helping us keep Judaism alive and strong in Barbados. And we thank them for being a part of our community and our family!

The following are the times for this year’s High Holiday services. PLEASE, if you wish to attend services in person, contact Neal (so we can coordinate seating based on the Covid protocols).

If you are attending via Zoom, please contact me to get a digital link for the Mahzhor.  (We only have a limited number of links for the Mahzhor)

For those overseas members, you can purchase the Lev Shalem Mahzor through Amazon.

You can join all of the below services via Zoom by clicking here. If you are having any technical difficulties WhatsApp Arel at 246-836-7606.

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, Sept. 18th, (ZOOM Only) 6:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah 1st day, Saturday, Sept. 19th – 9:30am -11:30am (Synagogue or Zoom)

Rosh Hashanah 2nd day, Sunday, Sept 20th – 9:30am -11:30am (Synagogue or Zoom)

Kol Nidre service Sunday, Sept. 27th – 6:00pm (Synagogue or Zoom)

Yom Kippur Monday Sept 28th  – 9:30am – 11:30am (Synagogue or Zoom)

Yom Kippur Ne’ilah service, Sept 28th – 5:00pm – 6:30pm (Synagogue or Zoom)

We will be continuing our Zoom Friday night services from 6:30 pm tomorrow, September 11th.  Please see below link for a copy of our siddur.

The Barbados Synagogue Historic District will be re-open to visitors Tuesdays and Fridays between the hours of 10:00am – 2:00pm until further notice.  During the month of September 2020, the entrance fee will be reduced:
Adults, $15.00BDS/ $7.50USD, children (5yrs -12yrs) $5.00BDS/ $2.50USD.

Shabbat Shalom!
Sharon Oran