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

Dr. Shari Fox

Member of the Board of Directors

Sara Michaelson

Member of the Board of Directors

Kevin Jinkerson

Member of the Board of Directors

Neil Olesky

Member of the Finance Committee & Building Management Chair

Darren Finke

Member of the Finance Committee & 25th Anniversary Campaign Co-Chair

Gerardo Topelson

Member of the Finance Committee & Membership Committee Co-Chair

Reb Zvi Gelt

Member of the Finance Committee & Immediate Past Board Chair

“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.

Chief Operating Officer
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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

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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Shoshana Ort

Director of Ignite
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Rabbi Ezra Balsam

Young Professionals Outreach Rabbi & Director of Shabbat Spot
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Rabbi Yonatan Nuszen

Youth Rabbi & NCSY Partnership Liaison and Empower Program Director
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Adjunct Educators

Mrs. Rochel Goldbaum

Adjunct Educator
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Rabbi Shmuel Halpern

Scholar at Denver Community Kollel, Adjunct Educator
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Rabbi Shachne Sommers

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

Administrative Personnel

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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Vicki Olesky

Safety Committee Chair and Mikvah Manager
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“I serve as a way to build and support a vibrant Jewish community.”

– Dr. Tom Ashar, Board Secretary