Congregation Beth Shalom ~ February 3, 2022 ~ ~ 573-499-4855

deadline for eShalom is Wednesday each week
Contact Rabbi Phil Cohen at or 716.481.7929
Shabbat Services
Friday Night/Erev Shabbat
Religious school students lead Kabbalat Shabbat services via Zoom at 6:30 pm.

Saturday Morning
Rabbi Phil Cohen leads a service in the Conservative tradition via Zoom at 10 am. We will read and discuss the week’s Torah portion.

Parashat Terumah
Torah – Exodus/Shemot 25:1-27:19

Haftarah – I Kings 5:26-6:13

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

Coming Up
CBS Board Meeting Thursday, February 3 @ 7 pm
2nd Shabbos Friday, February 11 @ 6:30 pm
Trivia with the Tribe Saturday, February 19 @ 6:30 pm
CBS Book Club Sunday, February 20 @ 3 pm
Seminarion Mondays @ 7 pm
Tefilah Tuesdays @ 7 pm –
Hebrew Bible with Howard Lidsky Sundays @ noon @ CBS
See the CBS calendar here:
Send calendar items to Mary at
Trivia with the Tribe

Don’t forget to sign up!
Questions? Please contact Marc Alexander at

The fun starts Saturday, February 19 at 6:30 pm CST. See you soon on Zoom!

Religious School & Youth Group
Religious school and youth group will meet Sunday, February 6th
Hebrew school will meet Wednesday, February 9th
CBS Board Meeting
The CBS board meets tonight at 7 pm via Zoom.
2nd Shabbos
2nd Shabbos returns Friday evening, February 11 at 6:30 pm.  Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Chris Leighton, former executive director of the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies. Dr. Leighton is a longtime friend of Rabbi Cohen’s and participated in Zoom panel discussions last year.

Our extra-special goody bag this month will feature challah from Goldie’s and homemade vegetable soup. Don’t miss these special treats! Reserve yours by Wednesday, February 9 by emailing Mary at

 Black History Month
from the Union for Reform Judaism

Observe Black History Month by addressing oppression in our communities. Use these Jewish resources:

 Happy Campers!

Camp Ben Frankel is launching a series of online info sessions through late March. Meet our directors, see photos and videos, and get your questions answered. 
All sessions hosted via Zoom and sessions last about 45 minutes. Parents/guardians and potential campers are all welcome.


ONLINE SHABBAT every Friday at 6:15p cst –

Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) is a Reform Jewish camp located near Indianapolis IN. GUCI serves kids from age 4 through high school seniors with a variety of camp experiences. .
Registration for Summer 2022 is open now at

Also – check out GUCIpalooza for grades 9-12 March 25-27 at

The Siegal One Happy Camper Fund provides $1,000 incentive grants for first-time Jewish campers. Information and the application form are here:
Prayer Book Sale

Virtual Tour of Jewish Central Europe

Virtually explore Jewish sites in six cities in Central Europe with guide Gadi Ben-Dov. From the rich history of Krakow to the awe-inspiring architecture of Budapest, you’ll be immersed in the cultural legacies and history of Jewish communities in this iconic region.

Find more information and register:

In memory of Rabbi Cohen’s dog, Maggy
Rebecca Smith

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!
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.
Don’t forget to get your 2021/22 pledge in. This can be done at the ShulCloud site:
or by mail and check. 
For assistance please contact the CBS office:
For ShulCloud help see Emily Fuller’s excellent tutorial:

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