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Shabbat Services
Friday Night/Erev Shabbat
Zoey Fleischer leads Kabbalat Shabbat services in person and via Zoom at 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 Lech-Lecha
Torah – Genesis/B’reishit 12:1-17:27

Haftarah – Isaiah 40:27-41:16

Here are Sefaria links to this week’s texts:

Coming Up
CBS Board Meeting Thursday, November 3 @ 7 pm
Matt Derrenbacher @ CBS November 11-13
Semi-Annual Meeting Sunday, November 13 @ 2 pm
CBS Book Club Sunday, November 13 @ 3 pm
Parents Night Out Saturday, November 19 @ 5 pm – 9 pm
Ellie Brooks’ Bat Mitzvah Saturday, November 26 @ 10 am
Religious School
Religious school meets Sunday, November 6th
Hebrew school meets Wednesday, November 9th
Youth group  meets Sunday, November 6th
Semi-Annual Meeting
CBS Semiannual Meeting is Sunday, November 13 at 2 pm, in person and on Zoom (look for the link next week’s eShalom).
Get updated information on the rabbinic search, finances, religious school, Tikkun Olam activities, and more.
See you there!
CBS Book Club
The next CBS Book Club meeting will be over Zoom on Sunday, November 13 at 3 pm. We are reading The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan. Email Jean Ispa ( if you would like to join this book discussion but are not already on Jean’s distribution list and she will send you the Zoom link.

On Sunday, October 30th, our congregation served over 100 meals to about 55 diners through Loaves and Fishes at Wilkes Blvd. Methodist Church. The numbers were a bit lower than expected, but we were still glad to provide a respite for these folks on a rainy night. St. Francis House appreciated our donation of the remaining chicken and mac ‘n’ cheese afterward.

Huge thanks to all who generously donated food items and especially to the volunteers who came to serve and clean up: Nancy & Joel Ray, Deborah Zemke, Steve Scheinkopf & Jennifer Levy, the Hornbeck-Heringmans, Kelly Durante, Nikki Krawitz, Jean Ispa, Shari Weinman, Lynn Parshall, Ellen Horwitz, Margie Sable, Tanya Christiansen, Julie Deering and Michael Kaplan. Thanks also to Brent Lowenberg for logistical help. Our next Loaves and Fishes dinner is Sunday, January 29th.  Please mark your calendar and join us.

from the CBS in-box:
The Sacred Music concert with Steven Chaitman was wonderful and one could feel the energy among those who stayed for the great party afterwards.

Please thank Judy and ALL who helped her set up this concert, including Julie Rosenfeld, who played the violin, and Emily Fuller and Zoey Fleischer as well.  It was an extraordinary event and I won’t forget it!

Carol Greenspan

(lightly edited)

In honor of Margie Sable & George Smith’s anniversary
Tanya Christiansen & Dan Edidin

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!
Children’s Grove and Missouri Business Alert are giving Amanda Rainey a “Kindness to the Community” award on November 3rd. Goldie’s Bagels maintains a “neighborhood fund” that lets patrons contribute to the cost of a bagel and cup of coffee for those who can’t afford it.

Here’s a link to the story:

Mazal Tov, Amanda! We’re all very proud of you!

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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