MazelTogether Team


Meet the MazelTogether team members who help you with the connections, for the ages.

Bethany Friedlander

Community Organizer

Bethany Friedlander moved with her husband and three children to Colorado in 2011. She has a B.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and a MEd in Administration. She has worked in education and the Jewish community since college and played in in both her whole life.


Josh Gold


Josh Gold is the Manager of MazelTogether. A Colorado native, Josh earned a B.A. from Colorado State University in technical journalism with a concentration in public relations and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. He lives in Aurora with his wife and two children.


Talia Haykin

Content Manager

Talia Haykin is a Denver based freelance writer, social media strategist, and reformed actor. She is also the mom of a (very handsome) little boy and pup, Soba Schnoodle. In her free time (ha) she and her husband grow thousands of pounds of food each season and make award-winning hard apple cider. She also occasionally blogs at Talia, She Wrote.

Alyssa Swall

Community Organizer

Alyssa is a Colorado native. She has a B.A. from Colorado College and a Masters from the University of California San Diego. She worked in the Jewish community in San Diego for 6 years and recently moved back to Denver with her husband and two young children.

Lara Sparks

Community Organizer

Lara is thrilled to join the MazelTogether team in partnership with Honeymoon Israel to support the creation of an organic community for couples in both Denver and Boulder. Before joining the team, Lara spent the first 12 years fulfilling her passion for Jewish education as a Day School teacher in both Denver and Saint Louis.