Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – September 17

Word of the week:

Dear all,
G’Mar Hatimah Tovah!
I wanted to share with you one of the reflections I had during our Yom Kippur service today. During the confessional, one of the sins that we seek forgiveness for is succumbing to confusion. I thought to myself,” How can you not be confused during this crazy time in the world?” The answer was in Hal’s sermon when he told us the story about focusing and attuning our hearing to what is important. We can choose to listen to the world’s confusion, or we can choose to still our minds and find a place of inner peace. Thank you, Hal, under the most challenging circumstances, you have once again provided us with words of wisdom. Your commitment to The Barbados Jewish community is one of the stronger threads that has held this community together. We are ever grateful to you and your family.
To all of you who attended services in person or on ZOOM, we thank you for your participation and patience as we navigate protocols together. To the committee who organized seating, books, and tech, thank you so much for your continued dedication to our community. None of this would be possible without your heartfelt support.

Unfortunately, this year, we will have to celebrate Sukkot virtually. Sukkot begins Monday, Sept. 20 and ends at sundown on Monday, Sept. 27. This article will help you to celebrate Sukkot at home.

With G-ds help, next year we will celebrate by building a beautiful sukkah at Nidhe Israel Synagogue.
Friday night’s services will be on ZOOM at 6:30pm.  Click the link to join us.  If you need the pass code, please email

Please click this link for a copy of our siddur.



Shabbat Shalom!


Sharon Oran


The Barbados Jewish Community