NHBZ’s Synaplex Shabbat event will host nationally recognized Israel advocate


Destiny Albritton

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion’s Synaplex Shabbat on Saturday, March 11 will feature, as one of its three presenters, nationally recognized speaker on Israel advocacy Destiny Albritton, whose presentation is titled “Lessons Learned from Israel Advocacy on College Campuses . . . and Beyond.”  

Albritton is the national outreach Director at the Israel on College Campus Coalition (ICC). ICC is a national organization whose mission is to inspire American college students to see Israel as a source of pride and empower them to stand up for Israel on campus. 

Albritton holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a focus in peace studies from the University of Missouri and a master’s of arts from Tel Aviv University in political science and political communication. She oversees ICC’s efforts to broaden the base of Israel’s friends beyond the Jewish community. She was the Southeast Regional Director at ICC for four years before taking on her current role.

The other speaks will be NHBZ’s Rabbi Chaim Bogopulsky, who will present, “From Purim to Passover: Recognizing and Appreciating Everyday Miracles.” Bogopulsky will draw on the connections between the two holidays to open our eyes to appreciating the everyday miracles each of us experiences on an ongoing basis.  


Rabbi Yosef David, executive director of Aish HaTorah, will discuss “Not All That Glitters Is Gold — a Deeper Look at the Enigma of the Golden Calf.” He will draw on classical sources to provide insights into that week’s Torah portion—and an often-misunderstood chapter of our Jewish heritage. Each of these three Synaplex breakout sessions will begin at approximately 11 a.m.

The full schedule for this Synaplex Shabbat is as follows:  Regular services begin at 8:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary. Rabbi David will lead his weekly discussion-oriented “Soul Building” session at 10 a.m. in the lower level, titled “Why Inspiration Never Lasts Unless . . .”  There will also be youth programming and babysitting starting at 10 a.m. Following the three Synaplex breakout sessions at 11 a.m., there will be a free kiddush lunch for all at around noon. 

All events are free and open to the Jewish community and take place at NHBZ, 650 N. Price Road. No reservations are required. For more information, call 314-991-2100, ext. 2.