Nusach Hari B’nai Zion plans 111th anniversary banquet

Rabbi Yosef and Mimi David

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion will honor Rabbi Yosef and Mimi David during the congregation’s 111th Anniversary Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 11. 

The congregation is also honoring Shayna Scribner and Rhonda Goldfader as recipients of NHBZ’s inaugural Hakaras HaTov Award (recognizing the good) for gratitude and inspirational service. NHBZ will also present its first NHBZ Israel Advocate Award to Irl Solomon.

The banquet, which takes place at NHBZ,  650 North Price Road in Olivette, starts at 5:30 p.m. with an hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by dinner and program beginning at 6:45. The evening includes a Chinese auction, early bird raffle and attendance prizes.  Tickets are $125, with various sponsorship opportunities available.  Call the office at 314-991-2100, or email [email protected] to RSVP.  

Rabbi David became programming director of Aish HaTorah in St. Louis in 2007 and in 2009 became the organization’s executive director.  Among many programs, he leads a popular Men’s Mission to Israel and conducts an educational service at NHBZ every Shabbos morning. Mimi David teaches Judaic Studies at the Esther Miller Bais Yaakov School of St. Louis. She is also the director of Women’s Education at Aish St. Louis, where she gives classes, runs programs and leads inspirational trips to Israel for women.  

Goldfader chairs the NHBZ Hospitality Committee and has served on the Aish HaTorah board. Scribner serves as secretary of the NHBZ board and also is the acting president of the Sisterhood. Together they co-founded NHBZ’s Inspirational Speaker Series.

Solomon’s award will recognize “his selfless, ongoing work and steadfast dedication to Eretz Yisrael.”  He is a board member of Shaving Israel, a St. Louis nonprofit supporting the needs of Israeli soldiers.