Barbados Jewish Community

President’s Message – September 4, 2020

Shabbat Shalom!

Each week as I write this message, I am amazed that another week has flown by already. This week our families celebrated the joint birthdays of Justin and Rina. It feels like minutes ago that they were in grade school. It makes me realize how fleeting time is and how important it is to make every moment of every day as vibrant and precious as possible.

I ask myself each Rosh Hashanah “How do I want to spend my physical as well as mental time?” So many times, I forget that I have a choice to focus on the positive rather than the negative.  This Rosh Hashanah please remember to surround yourselves with people, activities and work that bring you joy, fulfillment and the positive in life.

Here’s more on positive thinking and the bible:

Yahtrzeit Dates for this week:

Shaul Bernstein – 19th Elul – Tues Sept 8th 2020
Muriel Wolf – 20th Elul – Wed Sept 9th, 2020
Minda Bowman- 17th Elul- Sunday, Sept 06, 2020

May they be of blessed memory.

Upcoming dates for the High Holidays:

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, Sept. 18th
1st day Rosh Hashanah: Saturday, Sept. 19th
2nd day Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, Sept 20th
Kol Nidre: Sunday, Sept. 27th
Yom Kippur:  Monday, Sept 28th

We will be continuing our Zoom Friday night services at 6:30 pm, September 4th.
Please see below link for a copy of our siddur.

I also wanted to share with you this flier that I received through the AJWS.  It is a thoughtful way to celebrate the New Year.

Shabbat shalom, blessings to all!
Sharon Oran