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Our Moderator

 Rabbi Anat Moskowitz
Spiritual Leader, Congregation B’nai Torah

Rabbi Anat Moskowitz was ordained in 1999 from the Zeigler School for Rabbinic Studis and has served 2 congregations prior to service CBT. She is involved in community organizations and events which include interfaith clergy groups, The Rocky Mountain Rabbinic Council, Jewish Family Services, Hadassah, various advocacy groups supporting child welfare and the GLBT communities.

In the recent past, she worked as a middle and high school teacher at the Denver Jewish Day School, as an adjunct professor at Colorado College in the religion department, as served as the first Rabbi as Chaplain for the College.

She also worked as a chaplain at USAFA. She served as Senior Rabbi for Temple Shalom in Colorado Springs, CO for 5 years. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Rabbi in Los Angeles, a middle school principal, and day school Rabbi. She has worked as a Chaplain for Beit Teshuvah, a facility for Jews in recovery from addictions and, for Nechama, a Jewish agency in Los Angeles serving the AIDS community. She also volunteers as a prison Chaplain in Canon City.

Before her rabbinic journey, Rabbi Moskowitz was a third-grade teacher for 10 years and also worked as a foreign language tour guide at Disneyland. She received her BA in Psychology from California State University Long Beach, two Masters Degrees in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Studies, California Teachers Credential, and Rabbinic Ordination from the University of Judaism. She is currently working on a Doctorate in Psychology.

Featured Speakers

Frank AnelloFrank Anello
Executive Director & Co-Founder Project Worthmore

In 2009 Frank’s life collided with the refugee community in Denver and it has never been the same since. His drive to improve life for his neighbors has lead to an ongoing effort to foster community, self-sufficiency, and increased quality of life for refugees in Denver. You may typically find Frank running a marathon, climbing a mountain, or traveling oversees visiting refugee camps.


 Lindsay Bendell, MSW
Case Manager working with homeless in Denver

Lindsay Bendell is a community-based Case Manager for a community health center that serves individuals experiencing homelessness in the Denver area. Lindsay has recently graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with her Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Lindsay has been serving the community in a Social Work role for 6 years working with a wide array of populations including geriatrics, individuals experiencing severe mental illness and the homeless.

Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Center Florida as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver.


 Amanda Finger, MA
Executive Director, Co-Founder Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

Amanda Finger is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) in Denver, which has focused on anti-trafficking efforts since 2005. Her professional background includes serving as an adjunct faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver teaching courses on human trafficking and women’s health; health advocacy in Washington, DC; Congressional campaign organizing; serving as a Legislative Aide for the Colorado General Assembly; and field research on human trafficking and forced migration in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ms. Finger holds a Master of Arts degree in International Human Rights from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.


 Scott L. Levin, JD
Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League, Mountain States Region

Scott Levin is the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Mountain States Region. He assumed this position on December 1, 2010, after retiring from 28 years as a successful trial attorney. Scott graduated from George Washington University and the University of Denver College of Law. Prior to becoming part of ADL’s professional staff, he was a member of its Board of Directors and the recipient of its 2010 Torch of Liberty Award. Scott was a member of the Board of the Denver Jewish Day School from 2007-2012. From 2002 to 2010, Scott was a member of the Board of Trustees of Rose Community Foundation, serving as its Chair from 2008 to 2010, and was on its Child and Family Development Committee from 2010 to 2016. Scott served as the Agency Representative on the Board of JEWISHcolorado from 2013 to 2016. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Emanuel from 1993 to 2002, and served as the President of the Board from 1999 to 2002. From 1985 to 2006, Scott was also a founding member of the Board of Stepping Stones to a Jewish Me and also served at its Chair. Scott is currently a member of the Board of Board of the Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation and Community Leadership Board of Mile High Montessori.

Scott is a frequent speaker and writer on civil rights issues and anti-Semitism. He has authored many articles, is regularly interviewed by local media, and has testified on numerous occasions before the Colorado Legislature on issues pertaining to the Jewish community, as well as equality, diversity, inclusion and educational opportunities for all.