Rabbi Yaakov Meyer, a native of New York, studied in Yeshiva HaNegev in Netivot, Israel under Rabbi Daniel Lehrfield. Moving to Denver in 1984, Meyer started the Southeast Center for Judaism in 1995 in Greenwood Village, and expanded and joined Aish Hatorah in 2000, now known as Aish Denver. Rabbi Meyer and his wife of almost 28 years Chaya reside in the Southeast community and have 10 children and five grandchildren.
THE Jewish community in Southeast Denver has grown at a rapid rate ever since Rabbi Yaakov Meyer started as the director of Division of Community Services for Yeshiva Toras Chaim.
Aish Denver is about to take on new challenges with the addition of four new outreach leaders this fall.
Meyer has shaped Aish Denver as a center for growth, learning and inspiration that offers something for everyone.