Our JCOB Community

For about a dozen years, the Jewish Community of the Outer Banks (JCOB) has been sponsoring an essay contest for area students around the time of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read the full article in Outer Banks Voice.

OBX Room in the Inn is a faith-based organization providing hospitality, food, and shelter, to homeless adults in the Outer Banks during the winter months and support services year-round. 

For the holidays this year, JCOB partnered with UUCOB to provide meals for Room In The Inn from December 18th to 24th. It was a huge success thanks to JCOB’s Anne Lyons and UUCOB’s Nancy Byrne and at the helm, organizing and guiding the project.

The North Dare Minister’s Association has prepared a local statement on Antisemitism: Read it here. 

Bringing the Jewish community together

JCOB is featured in an article by Maggie Miles
in the Coast/OBX section of the Virginia Pilot.
CLICK HERE to read the article

Joachim Gans honored

Marc Samuels is standing in front of the recently dedicated plaque to Joachim Gans, the first Jewish (and Czech) person in the English New World.  Gans was asked by QE1 to go on the first trip with Sir Walter Raleigh and comment on the mineral wealth in the area.  England was a major science center at this time.  Gans may have found some traces of a copper ore, but little else, as he returned in 1586 and did not come back with the 1587 expedition.  75 people were at the dedication, including JCOB members Marc Samuels, Marsha Riibner-Cady and her husband Lyle, Miriam Fauth and her daughter, and my wife Karen and I.

The effort behind the marker came from Brent Lane with UNC’s School of Business, Dr. Leonard Rogoff of the Jewish Heritage Foundation, and Steven King, the US Ambassador to The Czech Republic and the President of the Roanoke Island Historical Society.  All 3 spoke at the dedication ceremony on Friday, August 30th.

Jewish Calendar, including Torah portions, candle lighting, Jewish Holidays…Click here.
Jerusalem Post …Read it here.
Ha’aretz (Israeli newspaper)…Read it here.