Youth Programming

The MB Glassman Foundation Avos Ubanim

A weekly Motzei Shabbos/Saturday night learning program for fathers and sons. Incentives include raffles, prizes, and, most importantly, one-on-one bonding time for fathers and sons.

Dor L’dor

Encouraging intergenerational visits within the Denver Jewish community, youngsters have taken the initiative to reconnect our community through home visits. Visits take place throughout the week and on Shabbos reconnecting and brightening our community. 

 Yom Tov Crafts

Meeting before each Yom Tov to create a piece of art, functional or decorative, to add to each family’s Simchas Yom Tov.

Annual Sukkah Hop

 Each sukkos Merkaz hosts an annual sukkah hope. Together as a community we visit, explore, and appreciate the sukkos in our community while enjoying time with friends and brochos parties. 

Ohr Avner teen programming

A monthly event with Rabbi Eli Tessler. Teens enjoy fun activities and Torah together as a community.  

A Day on the Slopes

Each winter, The Glassman Avos Ubanim hosts a reduced rate family ski day, which includes bus fare, ski-gear rental and lift tickets for those with prior skiing experience. The conviviality and fun time shared by adults and children alike remain as cherished memories of spirited Jewish fun for years to come.

Boys Night Seder

Filling the Bais Medrish with the sounds of Torah Learning! Middle school boys join Rabbi Eli Tessler nightly for Mussar, Gemara, laughter, and nosh.

Bein Hazmanim / Seasonal Youth learning programs

Tailored for the Middle, High School and Post-High School boys, this appealing program is held during semester breaks to encourage consistent Torah learning as a mode within or without the school walls. Aside from davening and learning in a formal setting, the young men are treated to a breakfast, each day the program is offered.  The program is led by R’ Eli Tessler and R’ Chaim Sher, who nurture the boys’ sense of accomplishment and satisfaction at maintaining an optional schedule of learning and davening during their free time.

Girls Chesed Night

 One night each month East Denver Middle School girls join together to bring joy to the community around them. The evening is filled with fresh baked goods and smiles as baking and cookie deliveries happen around town.  


As part of the national Pirchei Agudath Israel, East Side Denver’s Jewish boys participate in weekly Shabbos gatherings, where they learn, play and are captivated by uplifting stories and enjoy a nice Shabbos treat.

Bnos: Shabbos Afternoon Groups for Girls

East Side Denver’s Jewish girls participate in weekly Shabbos gatherings, where they learn, play and are captivated by uplifting stories while enjoing a nice Shabbos treat.

Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik

Each Purim morning, before the festivities and merriment of the day begin in earnest, men and boys gather to infuse themselves with the true spirit of happiness, Torah study. Led by R’ Eli Tessler, YMT of Merkaz gives focus and elevation to the auspicious day of Purim.