Congregation Beth Shalom ~ September 15, 2021 ~ ~ 573-499-4855

deadline for eShalom is Wednesday each week
Contact Rabbi Phil Cohen at or 716.481.7929
Yom Kippur Services
Kol Nidre Wednesday, September 15 @ 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur Thursday, September 16 @ 10 am
Yom Kippur Children’s Service Thursday, September 16 @ 9 am

Yom Kippur Minchah Service Thursday, September 16 @ 4:45 pm
Yom Kippur Yizkor/Memorial Service Thursday, September 16 @ 5:45 pm, followed by Neilah/Concluding Service
No indoor services for Yom Kippur – outdoors and streaming only
See the CBS calendar here:
Send calendar items to Mary at
Find 2021-22 pledge and school information on our ShulCloud site:

For ShulCloud help see Emily Fuller’s excellent tutorial:

Shabbat Services
Friday Night/Erev Shabbat
Rabbi Phil Cohen leads Kabbalat Shabbat services in-person and via Zoom at 6:30 pm.
Zoom: – Meeting ID: 841 2486 5329

Saturday Morning
Rabbi Cohen leads Conservative Shabbat morning services in-person and via Zoom at 10 am. We will read and discuss the week’s Torah portion.
Zoom: ~ Meeting ID: 844 9116 7901

Parashat Ha’Azinu

Torah – Deuteronomy/Devarim 32:1-32:52

Haftarah – II Samuel 22:1-51

Here are links to this week’s texts via Sefaria:

Coming Up
Sukkot Morning Services Tuesday, September 21 @ 8:30 am
Sukkot Camp-Out Saturday, September 25 @ 5 pm
Simchat Torah Monday, September 28 @ 6 pm

CBS Fall Opener Saturday, September 18 @ 6 pm
Religious School begins Sunday, September 19
Sacred Music Shabbat & Concert October 8-10
CBS Book Club Sunday, October 17 @ 3 pm
Tefilah Tuesdays @ 7 pm –
Hebrew Bible with Howard Lidsky Sundays @ noon @ CBS

High Holy Days at CBS
*** No indoor services for Yom Kippur ***

We have set up our tent and welcome you to sit beneath it as Rabbi Phil Cohen and cantorial soloist Andy Curry conclude the High Holy Days for the new year 5782.

Feel free to bring lawn chairs/blankets and sit on the lawn. A limited number of chairs will be available under the tent.

We offer outdoor in-person services and live streaming via YouTube:

  • Kol Nidre – 7:30 pm Wednesday, September 15
  • Yom Kippur – 10 am Thursday, September 16
  • Yom Kippur Children’s Service – led by Langston & Jacob 9 am Thursday, September 16
  • Yom Kippur Mincha service – 4:45 pm Thursday, September 16
  • Yom Kippur Yizkor/Memorial Service @ 5:45 Thursday, September 16 @ 5:45 pm, followed immediately by Neilah/Concluding Service
CBS Fall Opener
RSVP with number of guests to Sheri or Debbie:

RSVP is requested, not required. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!
Please be aware social distancing is requested.
Masks are optional but are required in food lines.

Sukkot Camp-Out

With questions, contact Shari Weinman @
To sign up to bring something, please go to:
Religious School
Our first day of in-person classes will be on Sunday, September 19the first Sunday after Yom Kippur.  Our youngest learners are in preschool, starting at age three.

Find pledge and school information on our ShulCloud site:

For ShulCloud help see Emily Fuller’s excellent tutorial:

Project Isaiah
Project Isaiah is in full swing. We have collected 2 ½ barrels of food, which are being picked up today (Wednesday) by the Food Bank driver.  Let’s try to fill these barrels again over Yom Kippur. The last pickup will be on Monday. Just as impressive, we have raised $1732 online as well as $90 (so far) by check. We plan to wrap up this part of the drive in time for Sukkot (Monday, Sept. 20th) and cut a check at that time. Please note that we have barrels outside the sanctuary door and food can be dropped off at any time.  If anyone is having trouble getting food from their car to the barrels, or trouble getting to the shul in the first place, please contact Noah Heringman for assistance at 817-1360 (voice) or 239-7009 (text).  Todah rabah to all who have participated!
CBS Playground
The new date for the CBS playground spruce-up is Sunday, October 3 from 1 pm – 5 pm.

Sign up here:

Hope to see you then!

Sacred Music Weekend
Join the Schermer family as they celebrate Judy’s birthday
with a music-filled
Kabbalat Shabbat service & concert
on the CBS lawn (weather permitting)

Friday, October 8 at 6:30 pm

We hope you can join us for a music-filled evening!  Rebekka Goldsmith from Philadelphia and Eitan Kantor from St. Louis will delight us with vocals and violin.

Rebekka performs and leads sacred music throughout North America.  She uses voice as a physical, emotional and spiritual practice for activating personal development and supporting deep group connection. Learn more about her at

Eitan is a musician, composer and educator who raises curiosity, playfulness and faith in the ability of each person to be an essential thread in the communal music tapestry. Learn more about him at

No Gifts Please. If you’d like to honor Judy, make a donation to the new Sacred Music Fund, ℅ Congregation Beth Shalom. Proceeds will go toward bringing sacred music performers to CBS annually.

NOTE: If weather moves us inside, vaccinations required ~ masks required outdoors or indoors

CBS Book Club
The next CBS Book Club meeting will take place on October 17 at 3 pm.  We will be discussing The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner. The novel is based on true stories of Jewish children who were hidden during World War II.  Reviews describe it as a beautiful story that testifies to the strength of the mother-child bond and that celebrates hope in even the worst of times.
All are welcome to join.
 Rainmakers Needed!
Volunteers needed for the month of September

As we approach the last days of the hot summer, please help keep the memorial garden at CBS growing by help lending a hand with the watering. The memorial garden is the two flower beds by the entrance to the new building.

You can sign up to water on one or more days here:

If you have questions, please contact Tanya Christiansen at tj_christiansen@yahoo.comThanks for your help!

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 or the school scholarship fund.

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.
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