March 16, 2023 ~ ~ 573.499.4855

office hours: Tuesday through Friday 12 pm – 5 pm
deadline for eShalom is Wednesday each week
See the CBS calendar here:
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NOTE: Before scheduling a meeting or event in either the farmhouse or sanctuary building, please contact Emily Colvin in the CBS office at 573.499.4855.

Friday Night/Erev Shabbat
New member Shabbat

Matt Derrenbacher & Zoey Fleisher lead Kabbalat Shabbat services in the Reform tradition, in person and via Zoom @ 7 pm
Siddur: Mishkan Tefilah

Zoom: ~ password: Shalom

Saturday Morning
Dan Edidin & friends lead Shabbat morning services in the Conservative tradition, in person and via Zoom at 10 am.
Siddur: Sim Shalom
Zoom: ~ password: Shalom

Shabbat Vayakhel-Pekudei/Shabbat HaChodesh
Moses asks the Israelites for material donations to build and equip the Mishkan (Tabernacle)
Torah – Exodus/Sh’mot 35:1-40:38 and 12:1-20

Haftarah – Ezekiel 45:16-46:18

Here are Sefaria links to this week’s texts:

New Member Shabbat Friday, March 17 @ 6 pm
CBS Book Club Sunday, March 19 @ 3 pm
Community Seder Thursday, April 6 @ 5:30 pm
CBS Board Meeting Thursday, April 13 @ 7 pm
to join by Zoom click here

Religious School meets Sunday, March 19th
Hebrew School meets Wednesday, March 22nd
Youth Group meets Sunday, March 19th

Click here to RSVP and to sign up to bring a dish

Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, April 4th
Subsidies: contact Laura at – confidentiality assured
To help with setup/cleanup etc. contact Laura at

Matt Derrenbacher turned in his thesis this week. He’s pictured here with Rabbi Hecht, dean of the HUC Cincinnati campus and Matt’s mentor. Now, on to ordination!

Mary Finkelstein
26 Adar/March 19
Richard Finkelstein’s wife

Joshua Klachko
27 Adar/March 20
David Klachko’s father

Moses A Isgur
28 Adar/March 21
Sedalia yahrzeit

Wilson Read
28 Adar/March 22
Anita Kallmann’s father

NOTE: In transferring yahrzeit records to ShulCloud from the old software we’ve found that some of the data is  inaccurate, primarily because the English date is incomplete. We’re committed to making the ShulCloud records as accurate as possible.
If you see that we’ve posted incorrect information or have other additions/corrections, please send a note to Mary:
CBS maintains the yahrzeits of Temple Beth El in Sedalia.
Thanks to Tim Parshall for stepping in to lead services Friday evening
David & Ellen Gardner

Speedy recovery to Margie Thompson
David & Ellen Gardner

In memory of David’s beloved dad, David Gardner
David & Ellen Gardner

In memory of Ellen’s beloved dad, Sidney Zigel
David & Ellen Gardner

In memory of Rich Iken’s father, Joe Iken
Rich & Sheri Iken (Tikkun Olam)

In memory of Leslie Miller’s father, Bernard Roberts
Rick Diamant & Mary Hartigan

Donations 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.

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