Congregation Beth Shalom ~ July 29, 2021 ~ ~ 573-499-4855

deadline for eShalom is Wednesday each week
Contact Rabbi Phil Cohen at or 716.481.7929
See the CBS calendar here:
Send calendar items to Mary at
Shabbat Services
Friday Night/Erev Shabbat
Janna Lancaster and Jenn Haselswerdt lead Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:30 pm. The service will be both in-person and via Zoom.
Zoom: – Meeting ID: 841 2486 5329

Saturday Morning
NO Shabbat morning services this week.

Parashat Eikev
Torah – Deuteronomy/Devarim 7:12-11:25

Haftarah – Isaiah 49:14-51:3

Here are links to this week’s texts via Sefaria: 

Coming Up
Golgotha August 18 @ 6:30 pm (below)
Seminarion Mondays @ 7:30 pm – cancelled until August 9th
Tefilah Tuesdays @ 7 pm – cancelled until August 10th
Hebrew Bible with Howard Lidsky Sundays @ noon @ CBS
CBS Reopening
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 this Friday evening, July 30th, will be held in-person and via Zoom.  There are no Shabbat morning services this Saturday, July 31st.

Religious School
In-person learning begins on Sunday, August 29th at 9:30 am.  We’ll have a pizza social at noon on the first day to celebrate our return to the classrooms.  School registration forms will be sent soon electronically, using the CBS ShulCloud app.

The curriculum and calendar documents and the school calendar were e-mailed to school families.
The curriculum is available on the CBS web page:
Special school dates are here:
The complete school calendar is incorporated into the CBS master calendar:
I look forward to seeing everyone! 
Debbie Kaplan

Soup for Chesed

It’s not winter but we do have friends in our congregation who are ill, have had surgery or just are in need of a boost of chicken soup (or vegetarian soup).  The Chesed committee would like to restock the freezer with soup that we can deliver to members who are  in need of some TLC.  If you can make some chicken soup (or veggie soup) and have some to spare, please contact Sheri Radman-Iken.  Put it in containers of 2 or 3 servings and Sheri will store it in her freezer.  If you know of anyone who could use some, let Sheri know and it will be lovingly delivered.
Contact Sheri at


Todah Rabbah!
Many thanks to our congregants who donated copies of Mishkan Hanefesh, the new High Holy Days prayerbooks. Because of the enthusiastic response we were able to order more copies while reducing the cost to CBS.
We’ll announce days and times to pick up personal copies as soon as they arrive.

Donors: Emy Friedman – the Friedman family – Rick Diamant & Mary Hartigan – Leah Cohn – the Edidin/Christiansen family – the Alexander family – the Libbus family – Patricia Prejean – the Ray family – the Parshall family – Sheri & Rich Radman-Iken – the Smith-Mandell family – Jean Ispa & Nelson Cowan – the Chang Stiepleman family – David & Ellen Gardner – Nikki & Aaron Krawitz – Art & Shary Auer – Mary & Steve Weinstein – Brent & Linda Lowenberg – the Golden family

CBS Website
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 ( and I will put you in touch with the members working on that section.   
Thank you for your help in getting this completed.
Seth Rosner

Join us on August 18 for a special performance of this one-act play, the proceeds of which will benefit Congregation Beth Shalom
Golgotha is a monodrama by Shmuel Refael, which centers on Albert Salvado, a Holocaust survivor from Thessalonica who, in the winter of 1943, was sent with his wife and two daughters to Auschwitz.  Albert was forced to serve as a sonderkommando [a member of a work unit in the camps, usually a Jew] while his wife and daughters were murdered. 

Albert tells his story in this one-act play, which was first performed in Columbia at the Mizzou New Play Series in 2019 through the efforts of David Crespy.
Now, after a long delay due to the pandemic, the play is being performed at Talking Horse Productions, 210 St. James Street.  Aaron Krawitz plays Albert Salvado. Julie Rosenfeld and Lydia Redding provide musical accompaniment, adding greatly to the dramatic power of this story.
CBS has generously been given the performance taking place on Wednesday, August 18, as a fundraiser. The event will begin at 6:30 with refreshments. There will be a talk-back with the members of the cast and crew following the show.
Tickets are $50/person for this very special event. Reserve yours via the CBS website – link to follow.

 Rainmakers Needed!
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. 
You can sign up to water on one or more days here:
If you have questions, please contact Tanya Christiansen at tj_christiansen@yahoo.comThanks for your help!

CBS Library
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
In honor of our granddaughter Sydney’s birthday
David & Ellen Gardner

In honor of our granddaughter Lilly’s birthday

David & Ellen Gardner

With hopes for a complete and speedy recovery for Barbara Haines
David & Ellen Gardner

With hopes for a complete and speedy recovery for Nancy Ray
David & Ellen Gardner

With hopes for a complete and speedy recovery for David Klachko
David & Ellen Gardner

In memory of Lisa & Barry Laiderman’s father, Hi Summerfield
Sheri Radman-Iken & Rich Iken

In memory of Randy Smith’s beloved mother, Jean
David & Ellen Gardner

In honor of Brent’s 70th birthday
Linda Lowenberg

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!
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 to include in eShalom.
Interfaith Garden
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 (,) Julie Deering (, or Brent Lowenberg (

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