The Jewish Experience will hold its annual event, Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., at History Colorado Center.
The event will honor Rabbi Raphael Leban on his 10th anniversary with TJE. The IJN recently posed questions to Rabbi Leban regarding his decade in Denver:
You’ve been promoted to managing director of The Jewish Experience. Why?
When I first started at TJE 10 years ago, it was a much smaller organization. Rabbi Ahron Wasserman was the director, Aliza Bulow was the program coordinator and I was hired as the outreach director.
As the organization grew, and we hired more outreach staff and more support staff, the number of programs, classes and events grew, and the budget went in the same direction. There was an increasing element of management and fundraising in my role. As of Jan. 1, 2013, the role became official.