Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – Rosh HaShannah 5781

Wishing all of you and your families, health, happiness, peace and many blessings for the coming year!

Last night, Scott and I spoke about the challengers of a new year filled with uncertainty and disconnection. It seeps into your heart and makes it hard to remember what is most important in life. We are tempted to shut down our emotions when everything around feels chaotic, but this is the time to feel our feelings most deeply. Relationships are what will ultimately hold us all together! Our ability to be tolerant, compassionate, loving and patient will light our way through the most difficult times. We wish you all so much love for the New Year! G-d Bless!

Mazel Tov to the entire Karp family on the birth of Ethan Alexander Davis, born on Sunday, September 13th, 2020, weighing 7lbs 2 oz. He is the beautiful son of Jessica and Alexander Davis. May you share a lifetime of health and joy together!

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)

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 -11:30pm (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 Neilah service, Sept 28th – 5:00pm – 6:30pm (Synagogue or Zoom)

Rabbi Eli Chaikin has offered to hold a Tashlich Gathering on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 20, at 4:00 p.m. The Tashlich service will be held at Dover Beach led by Rabbi Eli Chaikin. All are invited to attend.  Shanah Tovah!

We look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow night at 6:00PM at our Rosh Hashanah ZOOM service led by Hal Blumenfeld.

In closing, please listen to the link below for a soulful holiday message.

L’Shana Tova!

Sharon Oran