Friday Night/Erev Shabbat Tot Shabbat services at 5:30 pm, led by Emily Fuller and Amanda Rainey. We will say blessings, sing and hear a story. In-person and via Zoom.
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88329935807 ~ Meeting ID: 883 2993 5807 ~
Rabbi Phil Cohen leads Kabbalat Shabbat services via Zoom at 6:30 pm. The service includes prayers, songs and a few words of Torah. Check in with friends and share Shabbat.
Rabbi Cohen leads a 10 am Shabbat morning service in the Reform tradition. Prayerbooks are not needed. B’nai mitzvah students and their families are encouraged to attend. We’ll sing, chant, read from the Torah, have a few words of Torah, and, if you have cake or cookie at your end, we’ll make hamotzi and wish each other Shabbat shalom. Zoom to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83900854580 ~ Meeting ID 839 0085 4580
CBS is open! We continue to Zoom weekly Shabbat services, and we also are in-person every other week in the sanctuary for both Friday evening and Saturday morning services.
Shabbat services and Torah study this weekend, July 9th and July 10th, will be held via Zoom. Tot Shabbat will be both in-person and via Zoom.
CBS Website Content Refresh:
As the online “face” of our synagogue, the CBS Board and Rabbinic Search Committee are going to be quickly updating our current website content. It is woefully out of date and will likely be a fairly large effort. We have asked some volunteers to reach out in this process to gather information from relevant subject matter experts. All we ask is if someone contacts you, please do your best to respond quickly as we are trying to get this updated before potential rabbinic candidates start visiting virtually. If you feel you are such an expert and want to be proactive in offering content changes, feel free to contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will put you in touch with the members working on that section.
Thank you for your help in getting this completed.
We are planning to purchase 50 copies of this machzor set, to remain at CBS. We’ll also take orders from congregants to purchase individual copies to use at services, whether in-person or online. CCAR will give us a discount, making the cost $40 per set including shipping.
This last year has been long, isolating, and lonely for many. Like the rest of our society, we need to transition safely to programming that will bring us together and nurture our body and soul.
This summer we are planning some great programs:
Yoga * Meditation * Friendship
Monday, July 12 @ 7 pm – Yoga and Meditation
Let’s meet at CBS with our yoga mats and spend time taking care of body and soul. Stick around for refreshments and chat with friends.
Crafting * Food * Friendship
Monday, July 26 @ 7 pm – Crafting with Friends Bring your craft projects or start a new one with your CBS sisters. Enjoy refreshments and get your creativity flowing.
* Beginning Mah-Jongg *
Sisterhood has a long tradition of Mah-Jongg matches and tournaments. It’s time to raise the next generation of players. Are you interested in learning? Now’s your chance!
Mandana Hakimi offers instruction for beginners – next session TBA.
* Covid Considerations *
Are masks required? Inside the building: yes. Outside: optional Are the programs indoors? Depends on the weather; if indoors, masks are required. Will we be social distancing? Yes, unless masks are worn. Are vaccinations required to attend? No.
Lunch in the Park
* Volunteers needed Wednesday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 27 *
CBS is participating in the Lunch in the Park program this summer. Volunteers assemble and serve sack lunches to children in the Douglass Park shelter, 400 N Providence Rd.
Lunches will be served from 12 noon to 1 pm, so volunteers should be at Douglass by 11:45 am and plan on staying no later than 1:15 pm.
This groundbreaking exhibition at Kansas City’s Union Station brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world.
Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America, and an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of human evil—one that arose not long ago and not far away.
To Larry Libbus for repairing the ramp on the west side of the farmhouse
To Ben Edidin for taming the vegetation growing over the steps on the south side of the farmhouse
Thank you so much, Larry and Ben!
With the arrival of the hot summer temperatures, please help keep the memorial garden at CBS growing by help lending a hand with the watering. The memorial garden is the two flower beds by the entrance to the new building.
We’re excited to start gathering again, and making the library more accessible both in-person and online. In order to do that, we need … YOU! We have over 3,000 books in the library that need to be entered into our new online catalog – work that can be done at home on your own time. And the more volunteers we have, the less work each needs to do!
If you’re interested in doing some data entry work this summer, please email Jenn Book Haselswerdt at email@example.com.
Seminarion and Tefilah Tuesdays
Seminarion: Are you Reform? Conservative? Orthodox? Reconstructionist? Or … ?
We’re looking at the history and meaning of the movements in Judaism, and the interrelationships of the branches.
Tefilah Tuesdays: Rabbi Cohen offers a brief evening service at 7 pm Tuesday evenings. Join in for singing, Maariv service and schmoozing. Here’s the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86420634509
There is a long tradition to memorialize the life cycles of our families with an inscribed plaque mounted on the walls of our sanctuary. To honor a birth, wedding, anniversary, etc., and to remember a loved one who has passed allows our Jewish community to share in this event. This is also a helpful fundraiser. Please contact Rebecca Smith at 573-449-7391 for assistance.
Donations of $250 per plaque for the memorial and simcha boards can be sent to CBS at the address below.
Donations to CBS are a good way to remember or honor people and special life events. Your gift can be directed to the CBS general fund, the rabbi’s discretionary fund (RDF), the library, the Sasha Yelon book fund or the school scholarship fund.
Send a check to CBS, 500 W Green Meadows Rd, Columbia 65203, with a note with details about honorees and where you’d like the notification sent. We’ll send a handwritten card as you direct.
Tell & Kvell!
Tim & Lynn Parshall are proud of son Josh, who published a translation of A Life in Peril (Scenes from the South) by Yerakhmiel Lazarson from the original Yiddish. The story is in In Geveb, a Yiddish studies journal, http://ingeveb.org, June 24, 2021.
Mazal Tov to all!
Have you received an award or a promotion, welcomed a new child to your family, or otherwise have reason to kvell? Share your good news with your CBS friends. Send an email to Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org to include in eShalom.
The Interfaith Garden, located just past the CBS south parking lot, has started work on preparing the soil and planting spring crops. Each year CBS partners with members of the Newman Center to plant and harvest the garden, and the produce we grow is donated to the food bank. Last year we provided over 1500 pounds of fresh food.
We are wearing masks and working at a distance from one another to stay safe. There are no age requirements, nor is previous experience in gardening needed.
Currently we have workdays on Sundays from 10 am to noon. There will also be a workday during the week – days and times will be published in eShalom once determined. Some of our volunteers, once they are familiar with our operations, come out at other times, but not during Shabbat.
If you have interest in participating or questions, please contact any of the CBS coordinators: Michael Gold (email@example.com,) Julie Deering (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Brent Lowenberg (email@example.com).