We are a congregation that supports a wide range of programs and activities for members of all ages.
We want to build a community based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, a Jew by birth or by choice, or level of religious observance.
Congregation Beth Shalom, or CBS , is comprised of approximately 145 member families from all over mid-Missouri. Located in Columbia, MO, we are one of the few Jewish congregations in the entire region. Although we are associated with the Union of Reform Judaism, we strive to meet the needs of the entire Jewish community. Rabbi Yossi Feintuch leads our spiritual endeavors and serves as a liaison to other religious communities of mid-Missouri. We have active educational programs for both adults and youth, with religious school beginning at the pre-school age and extending through high school. Our efforts at Tikkun Olam remain an important part of our congregational efforts. Please view our calendar for dates of specific events.
The CBS board is aware of the recent anti-semitic incident involving students on the MU campus. The perpetrators have been arrested and the MU administration has dealt decisively with them. Based on what we have learned about the situation we do not believe that this constituents a threat to the greater MU and Columbia Jewish communities.
Our membership should be reassured that we have reached out to local law enforcement and other authorities to make sure that we are doing all that we can for our security.