Congregation Beth Shalom ~ November 4, 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
Find 2021-22 pledge and school information on our ShulCloud site:

To make or renew your pledge using ShulCloud and to pay by check,
please contact the office:

For ShulCloud help see Emily Fuller’s excellent tutorial:

Shabbat Services
Friday Night/Erev Shabbat
Rabbi Phil Cohen leads Kabbalat Shabbat services  via Zoom at 6:30 pm.
Our special guest speaker is Dr. Elly Cohen, who happens to be Rabbi Cohen’s daughter.
Her topic is Refugee Resettlement: A Global and Local Snapshot.
Dr. Cohen will be introduced by Betsy Gamburg.

Saturday Morning
Bar Mitzvah of Joel Narrol. Join the Flacks Narrol family for Joel’s special day. Services will be outside in the tent with heaters, followed by lunch and desserts.
Live stream:

Parashat Tol’dot

Torah – Genesis/Bereshit 25:19-28:9

Haftarah – Malachi 1:1-2:7

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

Coming Up
CBS Board meeting Thursday, November 4 @ 7 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat with Dr. Elly Cohen Friday, November 5 @ 6:30 pm
Joel Narrol’s Bar Mitzvah Saturday, November 6 @ 10 am
Schlep for CBS Sunday, November 7 @ 1 pm
Tikkun Olam Committee meeting Monday, November 8 @ 6 pm
Second Shabbos with Peter Stiepleman Friday, November 12 @ 6:30 pm
Seminarion Mondays @ 7 pm –
Tefilah Tuesdays @ 7 pm –
Hebrew Bible with Howard Lidsky Sunday @ noon @ CBS
Religious School & Youth Group
Religious school meets Sunday, November 7
Hebrew school meets Wednesday, November 10
Youth Group meets Sunday at 11:30 am
CBS Board Meeting
The board meets tonight via Zoom at 7 pm.
Second Shabbos
Special Shabbat returns (newly hatched as Second Shabbos)
 Beginning on Friday, November 12th, we will once again honor Shabbat on the second Shabbat of the month with a Shabbos bag and a speaker at Kabbalat Shabbat services.  
Next Friday the Shabbos bag will include, along with a challah and accoutrements, a pint of chicken soup made with kosher chicken. No matza balls, alas. And if you plan to attend in person, we’ll have a bag ready for you to take home.

All you have to do is sign up by Wednesday, November 10, by emailing Mary  at, and a Shabbos bag will be awaiting you on Friday either at services or at the farmhouse between 11-1 (special accommodations are quite possible).
Also, at that service on November 12, we will host Peter Stiepleman, who will speak to us about his recent trip to Peru with Be the Change Volunteers. He’ll tell us about “BTCV: Started by a mensch, grown into a minyan, and now a global movement.” The service on the 12th will be conducted by the men of our shul.

We’re working on a slate of special speakers and programs for upcoming Friday night services – stay tuned!

Tikkun Olam
  • Todah rabah to all who took part in the dinner we prepared for Loaves and Fishes last Sunday, October 31, and helped us keep our commitment to contribute a full dinner every time there is a fifth Sunday in a month. A whopping ten members of our congregation (age 15-60+) volunteered their time to set up, serve, and clean up, and another fourteen members brought food items.  Every slot on our sign-up form was filled.  We fed 110 meals to about 70 people, so everyone who wanted was able to have seconds (and even a few thirds).
  • Please mark your calendars for the next fifth Sunday dinner on January 30th. Please watch eShalom in the meantime for opportunities to sponsor families through the VAC this holiday season.
  • The Tikkun Olam committee is meeting at 6 pm on Monday, November 8th in the sanctuary. All are welcome.
  • Congregants are welcome to bring their pumpkins and their autumn leaves (no branches or debris, please) to the Interfaith Garden for us to compost.  Leaves can be left in their bags next to compost bins.  Pumpkins should be placed in the first bin only, closest to the big tool container.

Loaves & Fishes servers Leo Lancaster, Ira MacGregor and David Lancaster
Schlep for CBS

CBS Community,

You still have time to join your friends this Sunday at 1pm for the Second Annual Schlep for CBS!  Sign up here:


Need some reasons for Schlepping?  Here ya go:
  • Join 45 of your closest Schlepping friends
  • If we make it to 50 participants, Max Cossette’s Nonna will donate $500!
  • Forecast: sunny and 60+ degrees (fingers crossed!)

We hope to see you on Sunday.  But even if schlepping isn’t your thing, please consider helping our fearless Rabbi reach his goal of $2,000 raised for CBS:


Thank you and with great appreciation,


Paul & Kim Eisenstein

314.435.3224 or

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Seminarion with Rabbi Cohen
Rabbi Cohen’s Seminarion class has resumed on Mondays at 7 pm via Zoom.

We are discussing antisemitism, its history and how what historian Robert Wistrich called The Oldest Hatred is manifesting itself in the world today.
This Monday, November 8, CBS’s own Marc Alexander will present a history of antisemitism.

Rabbi Cohen will next present a 3-session workshop on writing ethical wills.
Join in via Zoom:

Desserts for True North
CBS helps True North feed the women and children in their shelter by supplying desserts/snacks once a week. The residents make their own meals and this helps them greatly!
If you can help, plan for around 40-50 people. Drop off the goodies between 9 am and 7pm Thursday through Saturday for the week you sign up. Since they keep their address private (due to the nature of their services) please call ahead and let them know you are on your way: 573.875.1370. Ring the doorbell and tell the staff that you are from CBS, dropping off food for the residents.
Please label your treats with any allergens – dairy, nuts, etc., in case a resident has an allergy.
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Golden at 314.603.3087 or

Sign up here:!/showSignUp/10c0e4fa4aa23a7fc1-true/14044160

In honor of Judy Schermer’s birthday (to the sacred music fund)
 Finny & Lynn Aronson
Schermer children: Joe, Peter, Emma, Pickle and Erez
Kay & Larry Libbus
Paula Bowen
Vicky Wilson
Wendy Sims
Karen Schecter
Randee Shenkel & Steven Fogel
Shirley Schermer
Sheri Radman-Iken & Rich Iken
In memory of Mike Friedman
Judy & Jerry Schermer (sacred music fund & RDF)
In honor of the members of Congregation Beth Shalom
Leah Cohn
To the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Linda Lowenberg
A speedy and complete recovery for Scott Cummings
David and Ellen Gardner  

A speedy and complete recovery for Judy Engelberg
David and Ellen Gardner

In honor of Michael and Christina Gardner‘s anniversary
David and Ellen Gardner

In honor of Aerin Melvin‘s birthday
David and Ellen Gardner
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, the school scholarship fund or the sacred music 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!
Margie Sable received the Inslee Evans award from the Public Health Social Work section of the American Public Health Association, given in recognition of outstanding service to the field of public health social work.

Noah Heringman received the Faculty-Alumni Award from the Mizzou Alumni Association for exceptional service to the university. 

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 to include in eShalom.


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