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Aish taps into, adds to southeast’s continued growth

A quarter of a century ago, the southeast Denver suburban neighborhoods, nestled between the Denver Tech Center and Cherry Creek State Park, were home to many Jewish families. There were probably Jews living on nearly every block within a one-to-two-mile radius of the intersection of East Belleview Avenue and South Yosemite Street, where Denver meets Greenwood Village.
There were Jewish residents, but it was not a Jewish community.
That started to change in 1995 when Rabbi Yaakov Meyer, the director of outreach for Yeshiva Toras Chaim — at the urging of some loyal students who had been attending his outreach classes in a Yeshiva-sponsored trailer on a vacant lot in southeast Denver — ventured further south and further east to open the “Southeast Center for Judaism.”
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