Yom Shabbat, 14 Elul 5775

The Congregation Olympic B'nai Shalom (COBS) serves the North Olympic Peninsula's Jewish Community and provides Jewish services in Sequim Washington and Jewish services in Port Angeles Washington as well as for people living in Joyce Washington, Forks Washington, and points between.


Who we are: We are a friendly, welcoming, diverse group of families and individuals, with varied backgrounds, interests and abilities. COBS began as a small group of Jewish women meeting regularly to focus on Jewish issues, ritual, and the need to provide children with a Jewish education. The group gradually enlarged, involving families in Shabbat and holiday observances and social events. As Jewish retirees, families and singles moved to the Olympic Peninsula, our community grew to meet the needs of a larger and more diverse membership. We purchased our own Torah and have an active adult education program and religous services.

Our mission is to promote the religious, cultural, social, educational, and ethical goals of the diverse North Olympic Peninsula Jewish community, centering on Sequim, Washington and Port Angeles, Washington. COBS organizes events to further these goals for the Jewish community, and provides facilities in which to hold these events. Our organization consists of a body of members and a board of directors. Our Board meetings are open to the entire Jewish community. We assist with the diverse needs for Jewish religious education as needed. We are a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, but strive to meet the religious and cultural needs of all Jews in our community.

We hold Shabbat services about once per month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, located about midway between Sequim and Port Angeles. All major Jewish holidays, including the high holy days , are also celebrated.

Our adult education program meets for pot luck dinners and discussions in congregants' homes once per month and concentrates on Jewish history and culture.

Our newsletter, the Shofar ,
shofar newsletter
includes a calendar of events, holiday reminders, member news, board meeting news, and notices of other regional Jewish activities. To add your name and address to our mailing list and to receive our newsletter, call (360) 417 -2869.

Want to learn about Jewish history and clulture but don't like attending religous services? Come to our adult education meetings!

Shofar Newsletter

Highlights of the July 2015 Shofar:

Special Event: On Friday, October 16, the adult education program will feature a talk entitled "translation and translitteration problems in the Torah". The program will be open to the public and held at the Unitarian church, so mark your calendars and join us. The event will be followed by a dessert potluck.

Tzedakah: For the last several years we have given out Tzedakah boxes at High Holy Days and collected them at the Community Seder. This last year this plan slipped away from us, so we ask that you either bring the Tzadakah boxes to an upcoming event, or send what you have collected funds to the Treasurer, Gary Kriedberg (if mailing funds, please send a check made out to COBS.) The address is COBS, P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

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Upcoming Events


7/24/14 – 6:30 pm Lesser Known Torah Stories – Potluck and program at the Schleicher’s

8/23/15 – 11:00 Yiddish Poetry & Potluck Brunch presented by Wendy Hoffman, hosted by Jody & Gary Moss / Kriedberg

Upcoming – Mark your calendars

High Holy Celebrations

9/13/15 Erev Rosh Hashanah – Dinner and services

9/14/15 6:20am - Sunrise Services, 10:00 - Services, 2:30 pm – Tashlich @ Railroad Bridge Park

9/22 dinner followed by Kol Nidre Services

9/23 – 10:00 - Yom Kippur Services

10/3 – Sukkot Celebration and potluck

10/16/15 – 7:00 pm - Who Translated the Bible – OUUF Church – Dessert Potluck, Public Welcome

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Read More 11/21/14 – 6:30 – Dead Sea Scrolls

Adult Education Program

Our adult education programs cover a wide variety of topics of interest to the congregation. They range from Jewish History through interpretation of the bible.
The presentations take place one Friday evening per month in members' homes following pot-luck dinners. The atmosphere is informal, relaxed, and very interactive.
Any member interested in a topic can research it and then present.

Click "read more" for a full list of topics we have covered and plan to cover.

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