Rabbi Yisroel and Mrs. Leah Engel moved to Denver in 1982 to lead programs and classes for children and adults.  Rabbi Engel is originally from Montreal, Canada and Mrs. Engel is originally from Brooklyn, New York.

Through the many classes, Shabbatons, lectures, children's programming, concerts, and holiday celebrations, the Engel's have spread their love of Torah and the Jewish people to thousands of People.

Rabbi Engel brought new meaning to children's programming when he introduced Denver to the Model Matzah Bakery and Shofar Factory - an educator's dream come true.  Hands-on and interactive, the multimedia experiences became an overnight success.

Rabbi Engel pioneered the first olive oil-pressing demonstration for Chanukah in 1987 and it has since spread to 12 countries and throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2000 Rabbi and Mrs. Engel stepped up to the role of spiritual and administrative leadership of Bais Menachem.  Starting with a small core group, the Shul quickly grew —and continues to grow — both in numbers and programs.