Judaism Your Way (JYW), Denver’s leading Jewish outreach organization, has hired Wendy Aronson as its new Executive Director. She will assume her duties in May, replacing long-time Executive Director Lolly Gold.
For many years Dr. Caryn Aviv and I have known Wendy as a talented and visionary leader in the Denver and Boulder Jewish communities,” said Rabbi Brian Field, rabbinic leader of Judaism Your Way. “She brings a strong record of commitment and passion for connecting Jews and their loved ones to Judaism. JYW’s staff is excited for Wendy to join our team.”
Prior to joining Judaism Your Way, Aronson was the Executive Director of the Young Philanthropists Foundation, a Denver-based nonprofit that teaches youth to be philanthropists and volunteers in their community. She has a deep background in local and national Jewish matters and has also previously served as the Assistant Executive Director at the Boulder JCC and Program Director for the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE). Aronson is a long-time supporter of JYW and frequent participant at JYW events, and the organization looks forward to making new strides under her leadership. Aronson shares,
I have been following Judaism Your Way for seven years and have watched with excitement as the organization’s reach has expanded. I am thrilled and honored to become JYW’s next Executive Director and to have the opportunity to bring meaningful Jewish experiences to even more members of our extended community in the future.”
JYW’s next event is the annual 8th Night Passover Seder on Friday, April 10 at Congregation Rodef Shalom. The Seder is open to the community and all are welcome. Registration is now open and Seder tickets include a Kosher-for-Passover meal. More information can be found at www.judaismyourway.org.
ABOUT JUDAISM YOUR WAY
Founded in 2004, JYW provides innovative and inclusive opportunities to connect Jewishly for unaffiliated, disengaged, or spiritually curious Jews and their loved ones in the Denver/Boulder metro area. At the heart of every JYW program is a commitment to welcoming people wherever they are on their Jewish journeys. The organization hosts High Holy Day Services at the Denver Botanic Gardens; offers Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation; helps interfaith and same-faith couples and families, including LGBTQ families, with lifecycle events and counseling; offers ongoing adult education classes and programs; and collaborates with other community groups on events for families with young children.