November 28, 2015   16 Kislev 5776
Congregation Beth Shalom - Columbia, MO
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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.

CBS office hours: Monday (Office Closed but available by arrangement 9am - 5pm)

Tues. - Fri. (9am to 3pm but available by arrangement until 5pm);  Email the Administrator HERE

 Rabbi Yossi’s office hours: Tues. - Thurs. (1 to 5pm) and Fri. (1 to 4pm);  Email the Rabbi HERE

Tai Chi Returns to CBS  
 Tai Chi will resume at CBS starting in December on Thursdays at 9:30am.  Please join us!
Hanukkah Party  

 Hanukkah Party 2015

  Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30pm

  Dinner and Festivities

$5/person 3Yrs old and up OR $20/family of 4 or more

We will have latkes (with applesauce), pasta dinner, fruit, sufganiyot, music, magic show, community art project, face painting, raffles, singing and community candle lighting (but don’t forget your candles).

Featuring a Latke Cook Off! 


Janna Lancaster (  

Michelle Golden (

2015 - 2016 CBS Pledge Form  



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Upcoming Events  
November 2015
11/29 -  Loaves and Fishes (5:00 PM)
December 2015
12/01 -  Cup of Torah (5:15 PM)
12/03 -  Tai Chi (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
12/03 -  Board Meeting (7:30 PM)
12/04 -  Tot Shabbat - New Date (7:00 PM)
12/08 -  Cup of Torah (5:15 PM)
12/09 -  Hanukkah Party (5:30 PM)
12/10 -  Tai Chi (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
12/10 -  Senior Network - Hanukkah Lunch (12:00 PM)
12/11 -  Simcha Shabbat (7:30 PM)
12/13 -  Sisterhood Cookie Extravaganza (12:30 PM)
12/15 -  Cup of Torah (5:15 PM)
12/17 -  Tai Chi (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
12/17 -  Sisterhood Restorative Yoga (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
January 2016
01/17 -  Souper Sunday (2:00 PM)
01/17 -  Book Club (3:00 PM)
February 2016
Shabbat Services  

Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 10:00 am 

CBS holds services every Friday evening and Saturday morning.  There are occasionally changes for special events. Please consult our calendar or contact our office at 573-499-4855 or with questions.

Christmas Mitzvah  

Help Wanted: Jewish Elves!!

Once again, CBS is adopting a needy family for a special “Christmas Mitzvah.” We will be providing gifts as well as food baskets for their holiday dinners. Below is a list of ways you can help:

• Send a check to CBS, earmarked “Christmas Mitzvah”

• Provide a gift certificate to a grocery store, Target, Wal Mart, or the  Columbia Mall

FEEL LIKE SHOPPING? Please call or e-mail Judy Feintuch and choose to provide something from the Christmas Mitzvah 'wish list.'

DEADLINE for all items is DECEMBER 6
and is

If you have questions, or are willing to help with shopping and wrapping, please contact Jduy Feintuch, 815-3498 (work) or 447-00101 (evening) or e-mail Todah rabbah!

Room at the Inn  

Please support this important mitzvah for Room at the Inn. Choose below.

A CBS Tradition  

Christmas Eve “Oneg”


It’s almost here - - our annual Christmas Eve “Oneg” for First Baptist Church! 

A little history lesson: twelve years ago, when CBS found itself in a space crunch for the High Holy Days, First Baptist welcomed us with open arms, allowing us the use of their Sanctuary and Social Hall for our High Holy Days services.  CBS held High Holy Days services at First Baptist each year, until our own synagogue was constructed on Green Meadows. In addition, up to the present day, First Baptist Church offers the use of their Social Hall as our “headquarters” for our annual Corned Beef Fundraiser assembly day. This is an enormous help to CBS! Let’s now come together and offer them a beautiful "oneg" to accompany their Christmas Eve services. 

We need lots and lots of goodies -- homemade or otherwise. Please plan to deliver your delectable bites to CBS anytime on December 23 or by noon on Christmas Eve; or better yet, plan to attend the service at 11:00 p.m. and bring your goodies with you! 

All goodies should be ready to serve. Finger foods are ideal: fudge, candy, cookie bars, cookies, etc. And we will need a few good folks to set up, greet and serve, and clean up.

This is a delightful occasion; if you've never attended, please do so this year!

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Judy Feintuch, 815-3498 (work), 447-0191 (home), or

Sites of Interest  
The Jewish Network
Gateways to Jewish exploration
Information of relevance for Jewish families
On-line Bar/bat Mitzvah tutor
Commission on Outreach and Synagogue Community. The purpose of clickonJudaism is to provide doorways into Judaism for Jews in their 20's and 30's, as well as those considering Judaism.
Connections to Israel and News  
What is Reform Judaism?  
Hillel Danziger House  
The Jewish Student Organization (JSO) and Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, serve the University of Missouri-Columbia, Stephens College, Columbia College and other Mid-Missouri area institutes of higher education. Together the two groups seek to provide an on-campus center for students to express and further explore their Jewishness in meaningful ways. To link to their web page, simply click HERE.
CBS Capital Campaign  
The first wing of our permanent home is finished, but we still have more work to do to make our dream a reality. Click on Capital Campaign for more information about how to help.  
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