Leadership & Staff

Our Founders

Rabbi Yaakov Meyer

Founder & CEO
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Chaya Meyer

Events Coordinator
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Aish of the Rockies Board of Directors

Jennifer Finke

Board of Directors Chair Person

Dr. Tom Ashar

Board of Directors Secretary

Dan Askenazi

Board of Directors Treasurer and Head of the Finance Committee

Dr. Marc Sievers

Member of the Board of Directors

Brett Perry

Member of the Board of Directors

Ted Zvi Gelt

Immediate Past Chair, Member of the Board & Finance Committee

Dr. Shari Fox

Member of the Board of Directors

Joshua Close

Member of the Board of Directors

Neil Olesky

Member of the Finance Committee

Darren Finke

Member of the Finance Committee

Gerardo Topelson

Member of the Finance Committee

“I’m proud to be part of Aish of the Rockies’ efforts to promote Jewish values and perspectives.”

– Brett Perry, Member of Board of Directors

Leadership Team

Rabbi Yaakov Meyer

Rabbi & CEO
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Zev Jacobs, M.Ed.

Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield, M.Ed.

Director of Jewish Outreach Initiative – JOI & Director of The Site
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Rabbi Yechiel Erlanger

Director of Community Relations & Development
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Educators

Sarah Lehrfield

Director of Women’s Outreach – JOI & Director of The Site
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Dov Ort

Youth Program Strategist
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Rabbi Ezra Balsam

Young Professionals Outreach Rabbi EMAIL

Rabbi Yonatan Nuszen

Youth Rabbi EMAIL

Adjunct Educators

Mrs. Rochel Goldbaum

Adjunct Educator

Rabbi Shmuel Halpern

Scholar at Denver Community Kollel, Adjunct Educator

Rabbi Shachne Sommers

Rosh Kollel / Dean of the Denver Community Kollel, Adjunct Educator

Administrative Staff

Jorge Carrillo

Facilities Caretaker
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Sue Hummert

Office & Events Manager
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Melanie Knaster

JOI Logistics & Events Coordinator
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Priscilla Williams

Bookkeeper
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“I serve as a way to build and support a vibrant Jewish community.”

– Dr. Tom Ashar, Board Secretary