Congregation Beth Shalom ~ November 11, 2021 ~ ~ 573-499-4855

deadline for eShalom is Wednesday each week
Contact Rabbi Phil Cohen at or 716.481.7929
See the CBS calendar here:
Send calendar items to Mary at
Don’t forget to get your 2021/22 pledge in. This can be done at the ShulCloud site:
or by mail and check. 
For assistance please contact the CBS office:
For ShulCloud help see Emily Fuller’s excellent tutorial:
Shabbat Services
Friday Night/Erev Shabbat
Tot Shabbat services at 5:30 pm, led by Emily Fuller and Amanda Rainey. We will say blessings, sing and hear a story.

Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:30 pm  in person and via Zoom, led by the men of our shul.
Our 2nd Shabbos special guest is Peter Stiepleman, who will speak to us about his recent trip to Peru with Be the Change Volunteers. He’ll tell us about “BTCV: Started by a mensch, grown into a minyan, and now a global movement.”

Saturday Morning
Rabbi Phil Cohen leads a service in the Conservative tradition in-person and via Zoom at 10 am. We will read and discuss the week’s Torah portion.

Parashat Vayetzei

Torah – Genesis/Bereshit 28:10-32-3

Haftarah – Hosea 12:13-14-10

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

Coming Up
Second Shabbos with Peter Stiepleman Friday, November 12 @ 6:30 pm
Seminarion Mondays @ 7 pm – cancelled November 14th
Tefilah Tuesdays @ 7 pm –
Hebrew Bible with Howard Lidsky Sunday @ noon @ CBS
Religious School & Youth Group
Religious school meets Sunday, November 14
Hebrew school meets Wednesday, November 17
Youth Group meets Sunday at 11:30 am

This Sunday the Religious School will have the annual workshop with latkes, crafts and classroom work.  We will have our regular schedule of times, so please plan to arrive by 9:30.

Hebrew school will be on Sunday and Wednesday November 17 then we are on Thanksgiving break.
Youth Group will meet at Midway Golf and Games from 1-3 (there will not be an 11:30-12:30 meeting). An email with details was sent to parents.

Erev Shabbat at CBS
all services begin Friday evenings at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted

12 – 2nd Shabbos; Peter Stiepleman, Be the Change; services led by the men of CBS (Zoom and in-person)
26 – Zoom Shabbat with Rabbi Phil Cohen (Thanksgiving weekend)

3 – Kindergarten consecration @ 5:30 pm (Zoom and in-person)
10 – 2nd Shabbos; Jenn Haselswerdt, CBS librarian (Zoom and in-person)
17 – Services led by CBS post-b’nai mitzvah students (Zoom and in-person)
24 & 31 – Zoom-only services (winter holidays)

Schlep for CBS
Dear Friends,
THANK YOU for your support for the second annual Schlep for CBS!  We had 62 registered Schleppers and we raised over $4,400 for our congregation.  Special thanks to Noah Heringman, Janna Lancaster, Alix Cossette, and Rabbi Phil Cohen for their fundraising efforts.  Rabbi Cohen hauled in $1,373!

And congrats to race winners Sachiko Murashita and Noah Heringman… these mighty schleppers will be enshrined on the Schlep plaque!

Thank you, again.  We look forward to next year!
With appreciation,
Kim & Paul Eisenstein

Editor’s note: And a huge TODAH RABBAH to Kim and Paul for organizing the Schlep!!

The Schleppers; the magnificent and highly prized Schlep honor plaque
Tikkun Olam
We are gathering information and getting ready to help settle the Afghan refugees arriving in central Missouri. Specific information about how to help will be provided as soon as arrangements are made.

Please mark your calendars for the next fifth Sunday dinner on January 30th. Please watch eShalom in the meantime for opportunities to sponsor families through the Voluntary Action Center (the Christmas mitzvah)  this holiday season.

Congregants are welcome to bring their pumpkins and their autumn leaves (no branches or debris, please) to the Interfaith Garden for us to compost.  Leaves can be left in their bags next to compost bins.  Pumpkins should be placed in the first bin only, closest to the big tool container.

Seminarion with Rabbi Cohen
Seminarion is cancelled Monday, November 15

Rabbi Cohen’s Seminarion class meets on Mondays at 7 pm via Zoom.

We are discussing antisemitism, its history and how what historian Robert Wistrich called The Oldest Hatred is manifesting itself in the world today.

Following our exploration of antisemitism, Rabbi Cohen will next present a 3-session workshop on writing ethical wills.
Join in via Zoom:

Desserts for True North
The True North shelter had a flood and they are not accepting any food donations right now.  Our CBS coordinator, Michelle Golden, will keep in touch with them and when they are back up and running we’ll post the information here.
Shop Locally for Chanukkah
The downtown children’s bookstore, The Speckled Frog, has many Chanukkah items in stock this year: books, candles, chanukiyot, etc. 
If you can shop there, it would encourage the owner to continue to carry these items.
Speckled Frog Toys & Books, 26 S 9th Street
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.
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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