Our Leadership

Executive Officers 2022-2023

Tim Parshall - Vice President Tim Parshall

Tim came to Columbia in 1975 for graduate studies in English at the University of Missouri, where he met Lynn Barkovitz. They married in 1977 and have remained in Columbia, raising two children (Josh, bar mitzvah 1997, and Jordan, bat mitzvah 1999), both of whom live in Columbia with their own families and are members of CBS. Tim served on the board through most of the 1990s and into 2003, a time of expansion, the hiring of our first full-time rabbi, and the purchase of the Green Meadows property that is now our congregational home. During those dozen years, he held posts as treasurer, vice president, and president. He rejoined the board of directors in 2019, having retired from the University.

Paul Eisenstein
Vice President
Paul joined CBS after moving to Columbia in 2016. Paul has served on the Board of Directors since 2019. Paul is married to Kim and they are proud parents of Asher and Millie who’ve both enjoyed attending the religious school since they were three. Professionally, Paul leads the Strategy and Performance division at Missouri’s Department of Economic Development.  

Michael Gardner




Other CBS Board Members

Ben Trachtenberg Ben Trachtenberg was born in Hartford, Connecticut and grew up there and in Washington, D.C. He attended the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland and was bar mitzvahed at Adas Israel in Washington.
He attended college at Yale, earned a master’s degree at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and studied law at Columbia (the one in New York). 
Since 2010, he has taught at the University of Missouri School of Law. He is married to Joanna Trachtenberg, a lawyer. Their kids are Akiva and Shoshana.
Seth Rosner Seth Rosner is an IT Professional living in Columbia, MO for the past 7 years.  He has served on both the Board of Directors for Congregation Beth Shalom as well as the University of Missouri Hillel.  He currently lives in Columbia, MO with his wife, Chelsea, and their three children. 
Emily Fuller
Emily Fuller has been an elementary music teacher for Columbia Public Schools since 2012.  She teaches in our CBS Religious School and has been a part of the Camp Ben Frankel community in-person and online.  Emily has a husband, John, who also teaches for CPS, and a daughter, Elsa.

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