We inspire and nurture Jewish journeys.
At the heart of The Jewish Experience’s mission is education.
We have a great team of engaging Torah gurus who love to answer your questions and share the beauty and depth of classical Judaism in the language of today’s Jew.
Select an opportunity listed here, or contact us to design your own learning experience.
Call us for recommendations: 303-316-6412 or [email protected]
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JewPro is dedicated to building a community of Young Jewish Professionals in their 20s and 30s. With classes, social activities, meals and more, it’s a great way to make meaningful Jewish connections.
From our daily Live@5 with Rabbi Leban to weekly Lunch-and-Learn opportunities, we have myriad ways for adults of all ages to learn and engage in the beauty of Judaism. We can even customize a class for you.
Executive Learning: Schedule one-on-one sessions with Rabbi Leban for a lunch-and-learn session in your office and on your time.
Rabbi Leban, Managing Director: [email protected]
With warmth and wisdom, Rabbi Leban has been fanning the flames of spiritual inspiration in Denver for almost twenty years. A beloved teacher and creator of outreach programs like Clean Speech Colorado, he also rules the ski slopes and makes a wicked cholent. Catch him on his daily show LIVE@5, or shoot him a text. Your number is probably already in his contacts.
Hebrew Reading and Prayer
Parsha and Holidays
The program is full of:
Arts and Crafts
Drama and song
Community gatherings and events
It is a warm and welcoming community:
Classes taught by highly-trained, professional, nurturing teachers
Opportunity to build Jewish friendships
Educational programming for parents
Shabbat and Holiday celebrations
Karen Schweitzer, Director, Sunday Experience: [email protected]
Karen was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. After high school she moved to Jerusalem, Israel to complete her education. For over 16 years Karen has devoted her working life as an educator in the Jewish community. She continues to work as a special educator in Hillel Academy’s Keshet program and was previously the director of the Aish Denver Sunday School. Karen also tutors students and teachers in Hebrew reading techniques in various U.S. Jewish communities. In addition to her working schedule, Karen is inspired by her roles as wife and mother of five children and a new son-in-law. She lives in the southeast side of Denver with her husband and children. They love to visit the mountains for hiking and sightseeing.
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Ellyn Hutt, Senior Educator: [email protected]
Born and raised in Denver, and in fact a third-generation Denverite, Ellyn has been involved with the Jewish Experience for more than a decade as one of our Senior Educators. She devotes her time and is dedicated to sharing her love of Torah and Judaism with the women who come to her classes, journey with her to Israel, or who seek spiritual connection. As an extension of her passion for appreciating and capturing the Creator’s creation, Ellyn enjoys macro floral photography (and sometimes photographing a beautiful tray of challahs just out of the oven).
Chaya Parkoff, Women’s Program Coordinator: [email protected]
Chaya Parkoff, LCSW has spent her entire adult life teaching and inspiring adults. She is a Senior Educator for The Jewish Experience where she teaches a weekly class for women via Zoom on the Jewish formula for emotional wellbeing. Chaya’s down to earth nature and zest for life makes her classes very engaging and enjoyable. Chaya runs her own firm, First Class Aging Counseling & Consulting helping older adults and their families navigate the aging process with dignity and joy. In February 2020 Chaya donated a kidney to a stranger who she now regards as family. Chaya has been married to her husband Seth for almost 30 years and they have 5 children ranging in ages 15-26. Chaya can be reached at [email protected] 972-740-6306