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Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield

Director

Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield received his M.Ed from Loyola University, Chicago and received two rabbinic ordinations from Yeshivas Beis Yisroel in Jerusalem and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, the Chief Justice of the Jerusalem High Court.

Rabbi Lehrfield’s passion lies not only in spreading the beauty and relevance of Judaism to all Jews, but in photography, graphic design, mountain climbing and snowboarding. His warmth, genuine love for every Jew, and approachability allow him to connect with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

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Sarah Lehrfield

Director of Women's Programming

With her outgoing and lively personality and caring nature, Sarah connects to anyone she meets. She loves hosting guests in her home, meeting new people, and sharing the incredible wisdom and beauty of Torah. Always ready and available to offer a listening ear and a helping hand, Sarah is loved by those who know her.

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Zev Jacobs

Director of Donor Engagement

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Rabbi Yaakov Meyer

Founder

Rabbi Yaakov Meyer is Director of Aish Denver. He came to Denver in 1984 as an enthusiastic, charismatic, young New York rabbi, when the term “outreach” referred mostly to serving the needs of intermarried couples. Rabbi Meyer quickly became one of the pioneers who put a new spin on Jewish outreach – by serving the needs of Jews. After teaching hundreds of classes and inspiring thousands of metro-area Jews, in 1996, Rabbi Meyer established a unique organization which grew to become Aish Denver – a vibrant center of Jewish learning and discovery that has revolutionized the South East Denver Jewish community. 

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Melanie Knaster

Logistics and Event Coordinator