Yom Rishon, 4 Iyyar 5777

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

Upcoming Services/Programs:



3/12 – 5:00 pm Purim/Costume Deli Party : Last year we hosted an outstanding deli night which was well received by all who attended. We will be repeating this in conjunction with Purim so costumes are permitted / not required. We will need to know how much corned beef and pastrami and corned beef to get. Members are encouraged to make traditional dishes to bring back food memories to your taste buds!  RSVP by 2/12/17. Price still to be determined.

March 15, 2017 Adult Ed program - Health Care In the Torah presented by Rich Sherman


4/15 – Community Passover – Set up at 3:00 at the Unitarian Church; ritual food needs to be delivered by 3:30 pm. The service begins at 4:00pm. Come join us for this lovely group gathering led by Susan Stombaugh and Suzanne DeBey. 

5/21/17 – 11:00 am - Brunch Potluck & Adult Ed program Migration From Arab Lands to Israel in 1948 presented by John Albiso .


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Upcoming Events

 

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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.



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