November 24, 2022 ~ ~ 573.499.4855

office hours: Tuesday through Friday 12 pm – 5 pm
deadline for eShalom is Wednesday each week
See the CBS calendar here:
Send calendar items to Mary at

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
Ellie Brooks’ bat mitzvah
Matt Derrenbacher
leads Shabbat morning services in the Reform tradition, in person and via Zoom at 10 am.
Siddur: Mishkan Tefilah
Zoom: ~ password: Shalom

Shabbat Tol’dot
Torah – Genesis/B’reishit 25:19-28:9

Haftarah – Malachai 1:1-2:7

Here are Sefaria links to this week’s texts:

Coming Up
Matt Derrenbacher @ CBS November 25-26
Ellie Brooks’ Bat Mitzvah Saturday, November 26 @ 10 am
Torah on Tap Wednesdays: November 30, December 7 & 14 @ 6:30 pm
CBS Board Meeting Thursday, December 1 @ 7 pm
Matt Derrenbacher @ CBS December 9-11
CBS Chanukkah Party Sunday, December 18 @ 4 pm
Religious School
Religious school does not meet Sunday, November 27th
Hebrew school meets Wednesday, November 30
Youth group  does not meet Sunday, November 27th
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 host the Torah on Tap group in the Farmhouse.

With questions, contact Paul at or 314.435.3224.

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 begins December 1 and deadline details are included on the SighUpGenius page.

Thank you so much for helping to make these families’ lives a little better!

Tikkun Olam Committee

Jule Guthman
3 Kislev/November 27
father of Lynn Aronson
Note: Yahrzeit information is now uploaded  into ShulCloud.
We strive for accuracy, so if you spot incorrect information, or did not hear your loved ones’ names during Yizkor on Yom Kippur, please send corrections to Mary:
Also note that we maintain the list from Temple Beth El in Sedalia.
Worship That Works: Supporting Spiritual Life in Small Congregations

Judy Schermer shares information about an exciting opportunity:

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is offering a program specifically
designed for small congregations: an online course in six sessions for lay
leaders who are interested in leading communal worship and life-cycle

The course begins in January 2023 and meets monthly from 7 pm-8:30
pm CST. It culminates in a worship, music, and song-leading conference,
Hava Nashira, May 21-24, 2023, at URJ’s Greene Family Camp in Bruceville,
TX. This is “an immersive few days … with 100+ other participants and the
most dynamic teachers leading prayer and song in the Jewish world.”

A former participant said, “I had a marvelous time connecting with similarly
impassioned people from other small congregations, and we continue to be
resources for each other.” Stipends are available for the six-session
course and the conference.

Click here to learn more:

In memory of Tom Tucker
David & 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.

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!
Sheri & Rich Iken are kvelling over granddaughter Julie Radman, daughter of Dan & Amanda Radman, who became a bat mitzvah on Saturday, November 12th in San Francisco.

Mazal Tov to all!

Our own Aaron Krawitz’s KOPN radio program, Marooned, is the subject of David Webber’s column in last Sunday’s (November 2oth) Columbia Missourian:

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.

Visit the CBS  ShulCloud site to make payments on your current pledge
or to make your 2022/23 pledge:

Or make payments and pledges by mail and check
For assistance please contact the CBS treasurer:
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