Rabbi Matt Derrenbacher ~email@example.com~ 315.576.3271
Emily’s office hours: Tuesday through Friday 12 pm – 5 pm deadline for eShalom is Wednesday each week
Bikur cholim:If you know someone who is ill, or if you yourself are ill and would like a visit from Rabbi Derrenbacher, please contact the office at 573.499.4855 or the rabbi directly at 315.576.3271.
Note that hospitals no longer notify us when a community member is admitted.
Rabbi Derrenbacher will be at CBS at 7 pm tonight for the last night of Chanukkah. He invites everyone to join him to light the chanukkiyah and daven the evening service.
Zoom: click here; password: Shalom
Rabbi notes that the wordchanukahmeans dedication, andchanukat habayitis the dedication of the home. With the lights of the season, and with Jewish pride, he will come to your home to hang, check or repair your mezuzahs. If you need a new one or a klaf (kosher scroll) he will provide them. Contact him firstname.lastname@example.org 315.576.3271 to make the arrangements.
Sign up HERE to bring sweet treats and help out!
With questions, contact Sheri @ 573.268.0760
In months with a fifth Sunday, CBS provides a full dinner to fellow Columbians in need through the Loaves & Fishes program. We are servingSunday, December 31st, and we need donations of food items as well as volunteers to set up, serve, and clean up.
Bring food to Wilkes Blvd. Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd. (back entrance), before 4:15 pm that day. Volunteers setting up/serving/cleaning up should arrive by 4:30 pm. We expect to serve about 150 people, and the need for volunteers to serve is especially critical.
The Tikkun Olam committee is pleased to report that we have now matched the first $1,000 donated to our Facebook fundraiser for Magen David Adom. Our grand total is now approaching $2,500. Thanks to all who donated and to Kelly Durante for organizing the fundraiser.
Kelly will continue the fundraiser through the end of December. Click here to donate.
The next meeting of the CBS Book Club will be February 18th at 3 pm. We will be discussing The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan.
Contact Jean Ispa at email@example.com If you’d like to join the book club’s mailing list. All are welcome!
The 2023 Mah Jongg cards are available from Dee Dee Strnad for $14 (small) and $15 (large).
CBS receives $5 for each card sold, and last year we raised $1,685 for Tikkun Olam.
Make checks out to Dee Dee Strnad and send to her at 803 Cornell, Columbia 65203, or give her cash. With questions call Dee Dee at 573.445.4510.
7 Tevet/December 19 Dee Dee Strnad’s father
7 Tevet/December 19 Sedalia yahrzeit
11 Tevet/December 23 Barbara Fairman’s mother
Do we have your family’s information listed correctly? If not, or if you need to add someone, please send a note to Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBS maintains the yahrzeits of Temple Beth El in Sedalia.
In honor of Max and Elina Cossette’s birthdays
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 endowment fund, Tikkun Olam, 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: https://cbsmo.org/ 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.