December 15, 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  via Zoom at 7 pm.
Note: Services Friday evening are Zoom only
Siddur: Mishkan Tefilah

Zoom: ~ password: Shalom

Saturday Morning
Dan Edidin & Mary Hartigan lead Shabbat morning services in the Conservative tradition, in person and via Zoom at 10 am.
Matt Derrenbacher will read Torah and lead discussion.
Siddur: Sim Shalom
Zoom: ~ password: Shalom

Shabbat Vayeshev
Torah – Genesis/B’reishit 37:1-40:23

Haftarah – Amos 2:6-3:8

Here are Sefaria links to this week’s texts:

Coming Up
CBS Chanukkah Party Sunday, December 18 @ 4 pm
Christmas Oneg @ 1st Baptist Church Saturday, December 24 @ 11 pm
Religious School
Religious school, Hebrew school and youth group do not meet December 18th or 21st (winter break)

Join us for food, fun, music, candle lighting, raffle and more at the CBS Hanukkah Party this Sunday, December 18th at 4 pm!

$5/kids, $10/adults, $30/max per family. Register at Bring a canned good or unwrapped toy and get a free raffle ticket!

If you can’t come in person, Zoom in for the fun:
Password: Shalom

Our annual coat and blanket drive is underway and our blue-and-white coat box is waiting for donations in the sanctuary. Bring new or lightly used coats, gloves, hats, blankets and other cold weather gear to the Hanukkah party or any time you stop by CBS.

Mandana will have the gift shop open during the party. Don’t miss big savings on lots of stuff!

See you there!

Hanukkah Stuff –
For the Whole Family!

compiled by Rabbi Phil Cohen & friends
Mayim Bialik on Hanukkah
The Story of Hanukkah – short
Rugrats Hanukkah
A Sesame Street Hanukkah
How to Play Dreidl. An essential skill
Music videos:
Daveed Diggs’ A Puppy for Hanukkah
Adam Sandler’s original song
Adam Sandler, updated
The Klezmatics’ Hanukkah Gelt
The Maccabeats’ I Have a Little Dreidel
Six13’s Bohemian Hanukkah
Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party
Books at Daniel Boone Library:
It’s Hanukkah! (Jeanne Modesitt)
A Hanukkah Holiday Cookbook (Emily Raabe)
Hanukkah Moon (Deborah da Costa)
The Best Hanukkah Ever (Barbara Diamond Goldin)
Hanukkah, Shmanukkah! (Esme Raji Codell)
Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah (Linda Glaser)
Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Eric A Kimmel)
All-of-a-kind Family Hanukkah (Emily Jenkins)
Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama (Selina Alko)
Nonna’s Hanukkah Surprise (Karen Fisman)
Moishe’s Miracle (Laura Krauss Melmed)
Help Out/Celebrate Diversity This Holiday Season
 from the Tikkun Olam Committee

~ Our annual coat and blanket drive is underway and our blue-and-white coat box is waiting for donations in the sanctuary. Bring new or lightly used coats, gloves, hats, blankets and other cold weather gear to the Hanukkah party or any time you stop by CBS.

~ Room at the Inn, our local emergency winter shelter, is up and running at the former VFW Lodge near Business Loop and Paris Road. They rely on volunteers to prepare simple evening and morning meals, check in their guests and general clean up. Sign up here:

~ CBS is sponsoring a table at the city’s 30th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 7 am to 9 am at the Holiday Inn Expo Center, 2200 I-70 Drive SW. Pre-registration is required by December 30, 2022 at 5 pm. This event typically sells out, so register early to ensure availability. Tickets are $25.

This year’s theme is “Forever Forward.” The program will include live music and the presentation of the Columbia Values Diversity Awards which honors those who embody the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets and more information can be found at:

The 2023 Mah Jongg cards are now available from Dee Dee Strnad for $14 and $15. CBS receives $5 for each card sold, with the proceeds supporting tikkun olam projects.
Make a check out to Dee Dee Strnad and send to 803 Cornell, Columbia 65203.

David Witten
December 16
father of Ginny Puttler
Ben Diamant
21 Kislev/December 16
father of Richard Diamant
Pola Bronstein
23 Kislev/December 16
mother of Gladys Allen
Abe A Goldberg
22 Kislev/December 17
father of Kerry Hollander
Louis Cramer
24 Kislev/December 17
Sedalia yahrzeit
Mary Isgur Abrams
27 Kislev/December 18
Sedalia yahrzeit
Note: Yahrzeits are now uploaded  into ShulCloud – please check your family’s information for accuracy.
If you spot anything that’s incorrect , 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.
In memory of our parents, Janet & Ben Alper and Sadie & Herbert Horwitz
Ellen & Bruce Horwitz

Donations to Tikkun Olam, Sacred Music, Sasha Yelon book fund and the capital campaign
Ellen & Bruce Horwitz

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.
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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