Leadership & Staff

Our Founders

Rabbi Yaakov Meyer

Senior Rabbi, Founder & CEO
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Chaya Meyer

Founder & Events Coordinator
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Aish of the Rockies Board of Directors

Darren Finke

Board of Directors Chair Person

Dan Askenazi

Board of Directors Treasurer and Head of the Finance Committee

Dr. Shari Fox

Member of the Board of Directors

Wendy Greenwald

Member of the Board of Directors

Kevin Jinkerson

Member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee Member

Marissa Finch

Member of the Board of Directors

Jonathan Maram

Member of the Board of Directors

Ethan Rojhani

Member of the Board of Directors

Neil Olesky

Member of the Finance Committee & Building Management Chair

Gerardo Topelson

Member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee Member

Reb Zvi Gelt

Member of the Finance Committee

Trudy Rubinson

Member of the Board of Directors

“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  (2018-2020)

Leadership Team

Rabbi Yaakov Meyer

Rabbi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Zev Jacobs, M.Ed.

COO & Director of Donor Engagement
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Rabbi Menachem Siderson

Rabbi of The Shul
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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

Nechama Siderson

Rebbitzen of The Shul and Women’s Educator
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Sarah Lehrfield

Director of Women’s Outreach – JOI & Director of The Site
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Rabbi Yonatan Nuszen

Youth Rabbi & NCSY Partnership Liaison and Empower Program Director
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Dov Ort

Director of Ignite
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Shoshana Ort

Director of Ignite
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Adjunct Educators

Rabbi Shachne Sommers

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

Mrs. Rochel Goldbaum

Adjunct Educator
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Administrative Staff

Sara Michaels

Operations Manager
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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

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