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DAT Minyan Staff


Rabbi Shmuel Halpern (Contact)

Rabbi Shmuel Halpern grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey where he attended elementary and high school. After graduating, he went to Yeshiva Tiferes Elimelech in Staten Island, New York. From there he went on to study in the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel. Upon returning to the US, he enrolled at Beth Medrash Govoah in Lakewood, New Jersey where he earned his Semicha. When not studying, he enjoys teaching classes, writing, and podcasting for and to Jews of all backgrounds. Passionate about bringing people closer to Judaism, he has volunteered for Oorah Kiruv Rechokim,  and Torah Links Fellowship Program. For the past six years he has been studying and teaching under the auspices of the Denver Community Kollel. Rabbi Halpern enjoys spending time outdoors biking and running. He lives in Denver with his wife and children. 




Maya Parkoff- Chief Administrative Officer (Contact)

Originally from Texas, Maya has lived in Denver for seven years. She studied in Israel for two years, after which she came back to Colorado and graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts with a focus in Judaic Studies. Maya has worked at the DAT elementary and middle school, and she began her administrative career while working as an office manager in a medical office.  Maya is passionate about young professional involvement in the Jewish community and is excited to be incorporating her creativity into her position at the DAT Minyan.



Mor Shapiro - Interim Youth Coordinator (Contact)
Bio coming soon

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DAT Minyan Board of Directors

Jonathan Fishman President
Mark Raphaely Past President
Terry Samuel Vice President
Melanie Avner Secretary
Seth Miller Treasurer
Glenn Zazulia Chief Information Officer
Alex Polotsky Membership Chair
Matt Rotbart At large
Sat, September 18 2021 12 Tishrei 5782