November 17, 2022 ~ ~ 573.499.4855

office hours: Tuesday through Friday 12 pm – 5 pm
deadline for eShalom is Wednesday each week
See the CBS calendar here:
Send calendar items to Mary at

Friday Night/Erev Shabbat
Religious School Students lead Kabbalat Shabbat services in person and via Zoom at 7 pm.
Potluck dinner at 6 pm – rsvp to Debbie at
Zoom: ~ password: Shalom

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

Shabbat Chayei Sara
Torah – Genesis/B’reishit 23:1-25:18

Haftarah – I Kings 1:1-31

Here are Sefaria links to this week’s texts: 

Coming Up
Student-Led Shabbat Services Friday, November 18 @ 7 pm
Parents Night Out Saturday, November 19, 5 pm – 9 pm
Matt Derrenbacher @ CBS November 25-26
Ellie Brooks’ Bat Mitzvah Saturday, November 26 @ 10 am
Torah on Tap Wednesdays: November 30, December 7 & 14 @ 6:30 pm
Religious School
Religious school does not meet Sunday, November 20th
Hebrew school does not meet Wednesday, November 23rd
Youth group  does not meet Sunday, November 20th

Torah on Tap

Join our student rabbi, Matt Derrenbacher, and your friends for Torah on Tap – fun discussions around living Jewishly in our modern world. 

We’ll gather over Zoom from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm for the three Wednesdays leading up to Hanukkah: November 30, December 7, and December 14. Zoom to:
Matt would love to hear which topics interest you most.  Have a look at this form and let Matt know which topics are of most interest to you:
For those of you dropping off kids at Hebrew school (11/30 & 12/7), Paul Eisenstein will host the Torah on Tap group in the Farmhouse. 
With questions, contact Paul at or 314.435.3224.

As we have in previous years, CBS has adopted two families through the Voluntary Action Center’s holiday program: a single mom with four kids and a senior couple with disabilities.
This SignUpGenius link has details about the items on each family’s wish list and how you can help:

Drop-off begins December 1 and deadline details are included on the SighUpGenius page.
Thank you so much for helping to make these families’ lives a little better!
Tikkun Olam Committee

I Edward Zalin
24 Cheshvan/Nov 18 ~ Sedalia
Arthur Kahn   
26 Cheshvan/Nov 20 ~ Sedalia
William Hanlon
26 Cheshvan/Nov 20 ~ Sedalia
Joseph A Chasnoff
28 Cheshvan/Nov 22 ~ Sedalia
Samuel Walker
29 Cheshvan/Nov 23 ~ Sedalia

Note: Yahrzeit information is now uploaded  into ShulCloud.
We strive for accuracy, so if you spot incorrect information, or did not hear your loved ones’ names during Yizkor on Yom Kippur, please send corrections to Mary:
Also note that we maintain the list from Temple Beth El in Sedalia.

Worship That Works: Supporting Spiritual Life in Small Congregations
Judy Schermer shares information about an exciting opportunity:
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is offering a program specifically
designed for small congregations: an online course in six sessions for lay
leaders who are interested in leading communal worship and life-cycle

The course begins in January 2023 and meets monthly from 7 pm-8:30
pm CST. It culminates in a worship, music, and song-leading conference,
Hava Nashira, May 21-24, 2023, at URJ’s Greene Family Camp in Bruceville,
TX. This is “an immersive few days … with 100+ other participants and the
most dynamic teachers leading prayer and song in the Jewish world.”

A former participant said, “I had a marvelous time connecting with similarly
impassioned people from other small congregations, and we continue to be
resources for each other.” Stipends are available for the six-session
course and the conference.

Click here to learn more:

To the sacred music fund
Mandana Hakimi

Thanks to everyone who brought dinners while I had COVID
Ben Puttler
To the refugee fund
Columbia Baha’i Community

In memory of my father, Marvin Kaufman
Eleanor Kaufman

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!
In the Time of Madmen, a memoir by Mark A. Prelas, received the Silver Medal in Jewish Literature from the 2022 Global Book Awards. The book is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

Mazal  Tov, Mark!

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.

Visit the CBS  ShulCloud site to make payments on your current pledge
or to make your 2022/23 pledge:

Or make payments and pledges by mail and check
For assistance please contact the CBS treasurer:

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