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office hours: Tuesday through Friday 12 pm – 5 pm
deadline for eShalom is Wednesday each week
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Shabbat Services
Friday Night/Erev Shabbat
Matt Derrenbacher leads Kabbalat Shabbat services in person and via Zoom at 7 pm. Siddur: Mishkan Tefilah
Zoom: ~ password: Shalom

Saturday Morning
Matt Derrenbacher leads Shabbat morning services in the Reform tradition, in person and via Zoom at 10 am.
Siddur: Mishkan Tefilah
Note: this will be a learning service
Zoom: ~ password: Shalom

Shabbat Vayera
Torah – Genesis/B’reishit 18:1-22:24

Haftarah – II Kings 4:1-37

Here are Sefaria links to this week’s texts: 

Coming Up
Matt Derrenbacher @ CBS November 11-13
Semi-Annual Meeting Sunday, November 13 @ 2 pm
Student-Led Shabbat Services Friday, November 18 @ 7 pm
Parents Night Out Saturday, November 19, 5 pm – 9 pm
Ellie Brooks’ Bat Mitzvah Saturday, November 26 @ 10 am
Religious School
Religious school meets Sunday, November 13th
Hebrew school meets Wednesday, November 16th
Youth group  meets Sunday, November 13th
Semi-Annual Meeting
CBS Semiannual Meeting is Sunday, November 13 at 2 pm, in person and on Zoom.

Get updated information on the rabbinic search, finances, religious school, tikkun olam activities, and more.

To be included on the agenda, contact Tim at


See you there!

Chanukkah is Coming!
Stop by Mandana’s table of Chanukkah items and gifts this Sunday, November 13th, at the semi-annual meeting (starting at 2 pm).
Don’t wait until all the good stuff is gone! All proceeds go to CBS.
Torah on Tap

Join our student rabbi, Matt Derrenbacher, and your friends for Torah on Tap – fun discussions around living Jewishly in our modern world. 

We’ll gather over Zoom from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm for the three Wednesdays leading up to Hanukkah: November 30, December 7, and December 14. Zoom to:
Matt would love to hear which topics interest you most.  Have a look at this form and let Matt know which topics are of most interest to you:
For those of you dropping off kids at Hebrew school (11/30 & 12/7), Paul Eisenstein will be host Torah on Tap group in the Farmhouse. 
With questions, contact Paul at or 314.435.3224.

CBS Book Club
The CBS Book Club meeting set for November 13this being rescheduled so as not to conflict with the semi-annual meeting. Details will be sent to members in the coming days.

As we have in previous years, CBS has adopted two families through the Voluntary Action Center’s holiday program: a single mom with four kids and a senior couple with disabilities.
This SignUpGenius link has details about the items on each family’s wish list and how you can help:

Drop-off and deadline details are included on that page.
Thank you so much for helping to make these families’ lives a little better!
Tikkun Olam Committee

To the sacred music fund
Debbie Kupferer
Debbie & Carl Kaplan
Josh Kaplan
Alix & Brendan Cossette
Barbara Tellerman & Allyn Sher
Janna & David Lancaster
Barbara Fairman
Judy & Jerry Schermer
Ellen & David Gardner
Alyce Turner

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.
Credit card or PayPal donations can be made via the CBS web page: Or 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.

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