25 Adar II 5784 ~ April 4, 2024 ~ www.cbsmo.org ~ 573.499.4855

Rabbi Matt Derrenbacher ~ rabbi.derrenbacher@gmail.com ~ 315.576.3271
to make an appointment to meet with the rabbi, please contact him directly
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.
See the CBS calendar here: https://cbsmo.org/calendar/
Send calendar items to Mary at maxmax@mchsi.com

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
Kabbalat Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Matt Derrenbacher @ 7 pm
Siddur: Mishkan Tefilah

Zoom: click here; password: Shalom

Saturday Morning
Molly Allen-Thomas’s Bat Mitzvah
Shabbat Morning Services
led by Rabbi Derrenbacher @
10 am
Siddur: Mishkan Tefilah
Zoom: click 
here; password: Shalom

Shabbat Shmini (“eighth”)
Shabbat HaChodesh
(observing the first Passover)
Aaron’s sons offer strange fire
Torah – Vayikra/Leviticus 9:1-11:47; Sh’mot/Exodus 12:1-20
Sefaria links: click here and here
Triennial Year 2 – Vayikra/Leviticus  10:12-11:32; Sh’mot/Exodus 12:1-20
Sefaria links: click
here and here

Haftarah – Ezekiel 45:16-46:18
Sefaria link: click here

Havdalah Saturday evenings @ 7 pm
Morning Minyan Mondays & Thursdays @ 7 am
Mincha & Ma’ariv Mondays & Thursdays @ 6:30 pm
All services are in person and via Zoom
Zoom: click here; password: Shalom

Join us for services via Facebook
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Sunday, April 7
Religious School & youth group meet
Wednesday, April 10
Hebrew School meets




Howard Reich Film @ MU
Thu Apr 4 @ 7 pm

CBS Board Meeting
Sun Apr 7 @ 7 pm
Zoom: click here

Dead Sea Scrolls
Mon April 8 @ 7 pm
Zoom: click here; password: Shalom

New Member Shabbat
Fri Apr 12 @ 6 pm

Hillel Whiskey Fundraiser
Sat Apr 13 @ 6 pm

Community Seder
Tue April 23 @ 5:30 pm

Emmy-Award winning author, journalist, filmmaker and son of two Holocaust survivors Howard Reich is coming to Columbia for a series of events on April 3 and 4.

Thursday, April 4 @ 7 pm at Jesse Wrench Auditorium (S102 Memorial Union, MU campus): A free screening of Howard’s film, Prisoner of Her Past. Follow Howard’s journey through the U.S., Poland and Ukraine as he retraces his mother’s steps.

The screening on April 4 is free and open to the public, thanks to support from the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, Mizzou Hillel/Jewish Student Organization and Congregation Beth Shalom.

CBS Annual Meeting and Board Elections

This year, we will hold our CBS Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 19 at 10 am. The meeting will be both in person and via Zoom; the link will be posted prior to the meeting.

Each year, three members of our nine-member board have their terms expire, and the congregation elects three members to three-year terms. This year, the terms of Michael Gardner, Seth Rosner, and Tim Parshall will expire. Michael has indicated his willingness to stand for election for another term. Seth and Tim have indicated their intention to leave the Board upon the expiration of their terms.

The nominating committee is now accepting nominations for candidates for three positions on the CBS Board of Directors.

Any member of the Congregation in good standing who is interested in serving on the Board should contact Tim Parshall, president of the congregation, to express a desire to serve; please submit a brief paragraph stating your reasons for serving.

The deadline for nominations is April 17. Tim will forward names to the nominating committee to evaluate the candidates’ qualifications. The committee will then propose a slate of three candidates for consideration at the annual meeting. The composition of the slate, along with the names of any other candidates, will be shared with the Congregation in advance of the annual meeting.

Regardless of whether the nominating committee puts a candidate on the slate, all candidates considered by the nominating committee are free to run, and the congregation may elect any three of the candidates. Because of the logistics of a hybrid meeting (with virtual and in-person participation), we will not accept nominations from the floor at the annual meeting. In other words, only members of the congregation who express interest to the nominating committee by April 17 may run for the board at the annual meeting.

Anyone with questions about the process, or interested in serving on the Board, should contact Tim Parshall: thpcbs21@gmail.com or 573.489.9987. The members of the nominating committee are Ben Trachtenberg (chair), Shari Weinman, and Mary Hartigan.

We thank you for considering service to CBS, and we look forward to seeing you virtually or in person at the annual meeting.




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Chag Sameach Pesach!




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Todah Rabbah to all those who made the CBS-sponsored Loaves & Fishes meal a success last Sunday, March 31.  It was the last supper at Wilkes Blvd. UMC as L&F is moving to Room at the Inn (the former VFW building).

We had a wonderful work crew and plenty of food. Thanks to all the participants – Margie Sable, Bruce & Dana Weston, Joel & Nancy Ray, Avery Rayle, Dee Dee Strnad, Vicky Wilson, Nikki Krawitz, Joan Luterman, Julie Deering, Elizabeth Hornbeck, Noah Heringman, and Brent Lowenberg.

Our next meal will be Sunday, June 30th.




Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski is a play by Clark Young and Derek Goldman and directed by Heather Hatton. Aaron Krawitz plays Karski, with live music by Julie Rosenfeld and Lydia Redding.

This is the true story of Jan Karski, a Polish Catholic who joined the Polish resistance during WWII.  He learned what was happening to Jews in Poland, was taken to the Warsaw ghetto and an early Polish concentration camp, and worked to inform the West while there was still time to stop it. His legacy of moral courage reminds us of the results of prejudice and hate.

Performance dates: May 17, 18, 24, 25 and 26. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 pm and the Sunday show is a 2 pm matinee. Tickets are $20 for all performances; click here to order. Shows will be in the Compass Listening Room at Compass, Inc. at the Hillel Foundation, 1107 University Ave.




Andrew Michelson
29 Adar II/April 8
Barbara Haines’ relative

Wilson Read
29 Adar II/April 8
Anita Kallman’s father

Rosiland Nachman
April 11
Nancy Ray’s grandmother

Florence Euster Rubenstein
4 Nissan/April 12
Kay Libbus’ mother

Lillian Key
4 Nissan/April 12
Joanna Trachtenberg’s grandmother

Bailey Magariel Greer
5 Nissan/April 13
Sedalia yahrzeit

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  maxmax@mchsi.com.
CBS maintains the yahrzeits of Temple Beth El in Sedalia.




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.

Visit the CBS  ShulCloud site to make payments on your current pledge:  https://midmocongregationbethshalom.shulcloud.com
Or make payments and pledges by mail and check
For assistance please contact the CBS treasurer: midmocbstreas@gmail.com
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