About the Author

Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield

Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield is the Director of the Jewish Outreach Initiative, a bold initiative that is taking Denver by storm. Rabbi Lehrfield received his M.Ed from Loyola University, Chicago and received two rabbinic ordinations – from Yeshivas Beis Yisroel in Jerusalem, and from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, the former Chief Justice of the Jerusalem High Court. Rabbi Lehrfield’s passion lies not only in spreading the beauty and relevance of Judaism to all Jews, but in photography, graphic design, mountain climbing and snowboarding. His warmth, genuine love for every Jew, and approachability allow him to connect with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

PODCAST: Zero Percent: Why Are Jews So Successful?

What is the secret sauce of the Jewish people that explains their over-representation in so many arenas?


The New Normal

Open your eyes.


The More You Give The More You Get

When you give, you always get more in return.


Just Keep Playing

God says, “Do your best, and I’ll do the rest.”


The Half Shekel

In the eyes of God we are all equal.


Spiritual Clothing

The High Priest’s clothes teach us how to approach spirituality


No Separation of Church and State

When it comes to Judaism's approach to being spiritual there's not separation between the ritualistic and the ethical


Internalize the Message

How will you let what you see affect you?


They Were Bitter

Our outlook shapes our reality.



The very first commandment that was given to the Jewish People.


The Water's Feelings

How far do we have to go to make sure we don’t hurt another person’s feelings.



For great people there are no small things.


Hold on to Your Values

Why do we bless our sons that they should be like Ephraim and Menashe?


The Light Burns On

Ignite the flame and spread the light!



A smile is contageous, so share it with the world!


One of Those Days…

The darkest part of the night is right before the dawn



Real greatness is knowing where your greatness comes from.


Not Until You Bless Me

Never waste a good challenge.


Much Obliged

Gratitude is more than the magic words...


Who Are You?

You are so much more than what you do.


Impact of Small Actions

Even small actions can make enormous ripples.


Dust & Ash

Be the lead character in your life and live each day anew!


Inner Beauty

Learn how Abraham sees Sarah for who she really is.


The Importance of Unity

How much does God hate disunity?


Can Man Hide From God?

God's knocking. Will you let Him in?


Sandcastles: A Sukkot Parable

A story about a boy on the beach, a man in his office, and facing the inevitable.


The Sounds of Music


It's All About the Children

The Smartest Kid in the Room

It’s not our gifts that make us who we are; it’s how we use them that truly matters.


Choose Life

Don't just exist.


Grateful Am I

Start with gratitude.


On Top of the Eiffel Tower

What do you represent?


Footsteps in the Sand

We are never alone.



Never lose sight of what really matters.


Fair Does Not Mean Equal

Things aren't always as they seem.


Man is Like a Tree

Bring out the potential.


Search and You Will Find

Are you willing to search?


The Secrets of Each Persons Heart

The hardest thing to find.



The hardest word to hear.


Talk to the Rock

Different challenges require different leadership.


The Green Monster

Everything I have is a tool to accomplish my unique mission in this world.


Turn That Frown Upside Down :)

Create your happy reality...


The light burns on

Ignite the flame...


Check Your Messages

There's a reason for everything that happens.



It's the thought that counts.


Every One Counts

You are not insignificant.


Catch Him Before He Falls

How to help and make someone feel valued.


Love Your Friend as (Part of) Yourself

How are we supposed to do that?


You are not Your Mistakes

Find out how to handle your mistakes.


A Seat at the Table

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