Welcome Melanie Gruenwald

melanieMoving Traditions First Full-time Colorado Director

Melanie has extensive experience in informal Jewish education. From working on college campuses and at the international level for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, to Milken Community High School and American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and Ramah in the Rockies and the Jewish Community Center in Denver, Melanie has engaged a variety of people in Jewish community.

Melanie is an active member of the Denver Jewish community, where she lives with her three children, Koby, Hannah, and Micah, and her husband, who serves as a rabbi at Congregation Hebrew Educational Alliance.  She is an avid runner, training for her first marathon, and loves to try new experiences.

Melanie constantly seeks out opportunities to learn, to grow and to be challenged. She says she “loves to bring people together who share my passion for life and learning. I am excited to join Moving Traditions and to work to engage and support Jewish teens through their formative years.”

Melanie earned her B.S. in Psychology from Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y), and  Masters in Social Work and Certificate in Jewish Communal Service from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.