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  • Ready, Set, GLOW!

    Join us for our annual community Chanukah celebration! This year, we are bringing out the black ligh...

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    December 17 @ 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
  • Light it Up

    Exclusively for JOI Twenties and Thirties- Join us for a Hanukkah celebration! Let’s start by...

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    December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 48 Ways to Wisdom

    3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm The 48 Ways is a powerful series in personal growth and develo...

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    December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Jewish Outreach Initiative brings the beauty and relevance of Torah and Judaism to all Jews and their loved ones, through engaging classes, innovative programming, and exciting social events.

Enhancing relationships. Enriching lives. Anywhere. Anytime.

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Meet JOI

Without this amazing group of people, we would never be able to offer the depth of commitment or the breadth of impactful events and programs here at JOI Denver.

Rabbi Lehrfield

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 former Cheif 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.

Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield



Sarah Lehrfield was raised in Atlanta, Georgia in a home steeped in Jewish education and community work. Sarah, a reading specialist with a Master’s degree in Education from Towson University, has taught at the American School in Jerusalem and has worked as a teacher, tutor, and administrator at several seminaries in Israel.

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.

Sarah Lehrfield

Director of Women’s Programming


Melanie Knaster is an Arizona native who studied hospitality at Northern Arizona University. While living in Austin, TX, she travelled to Israel on Birthright, met her husband, and has since moved to Denver and implanted herself in the Jewish Community.

Melanie enjoys connecting with others, and learning. She has a passion for photography, music, hiking, snowboarding, and being with her dog, Delilah.

Melanie Knaster

Logistics & Events Coordinator

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