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Hebrew Educational Alliance (Denver, Colo.)



found: NUCMC data from Judah L. Magnes Museum for Celia Ragooland scrapbook, 1928-1932 (Denver Hebrew Educational Alliance; collection contains a scrapbook with a poster about the dedication of the Denver Hebrew Educational Alliance)

found: Hebrew Educational Alliance WWW, Jan. 24, 2007 (on June 17, 1920, the Denver Hebrew Institute [no publs. in LC database] was incorp. with the mission to provide a Jewish education for the growing numbers of Jewish youth living in the are of West Colfax. In the fall of 1926, through the efforts of Mrs. N.H. Chernyk and Mrs. S. Friedman, the Beth David Sisterhood [no publs. in LC database] was founded; by 1928, the Sisterhood had succeeded in interesting a number of local men in their efforts to create new facilities for Jewish education and the Beth David Brotherhood [no publs. in LC database] was formed; in Nov. 1928, the Beth David group and the Denver Hebrew Institute, wanting to work together to encourage Jewish education, formed an alliance; the newly created Hebrew Educational Alliance, with William Yoelin serving as it first president, acquired a gift of ten lots; on Oct. 25, 1932, Rabbi Manuel Laderman arrived to serve as the first Rabbi of the Hebrew Educational Alliance; congregation grew and flourished; third synagogue planned and completed; variants: Congregation Hebrew Educational Alliance; HEA)

Found in 130 Collections and/or Records:

Hebrew Educational Alliance Confirmation Class of 1943, 1943

Identifier: B063.06.0031.0002.00001

The Hebrew Educational Alliance confirmation class of 1943 are standing in two rows. Flowers are in front of the class and the girls are holding flowers. There is a painting of the ten commandments and decorative doves behind the class. Rabbi Manuel Laderman stands in the center of the first row. The Hebrew Educational Alliance was a modern Orthodox synagogue formally founded in 1932 and became the largest congregation on Denver's west side.

Dates: 1943

Hebrew Educational Alliance Records

Identifier: B159
Abstract The Hebrew Educational Alliance was formed in 1928 through a merging of the Beth David Sisterhood and Denver Hebrew Institute. Four years were spent raising money to build a synagogue, and in 1932, that was accomplished at Meade Street and West Colfax Avenue (3636 W Colfax Ave.). The combined synagogue and hebrew school followed orthodox minhag and halachah. On October 25, 1932, Rabbi Manuel Laderman arrived in Denver to serve as the first Rabbi of the Hebrew Educational Alliance. In...
Dates: 1940-2007

Hebrew Educational Alliance Talmud Torah Class, 1958

Identifier: B063.06.0014.00043

Thirteen young men and women wearing graduation caps and gowns pose with seven men during their Talmud Torah class graduation from Hebrew Educational Alliance. Identified graduates are Bernie Papper, Lawrence Heller, and Howard Weiner.

Dates: 1958

Hebrew Educational Alliance Talmud Torah Class, 1953

Identifier: B063.06.0014.00044

Several young men and women stand on stage in Congregation Hebrew Educational Alliance wearing graduation caps and gowns with two men during their graduation from Sunday School.

Dates: 1953

Historic Jewish Sites in Denver, 1992

Identifier: B063.06.0042.00072

Exterior view the Hebrew Education Alliance in Denver, Colorado.

Dates: 1992

Jacob and Charlotte Gordon and their Daughters, circa 1920

Identifier: B063.05.0013.00016
Abstract Jacob and Charlotte Gordon stand in front of a building. In front of them are their daughters, Bess (with a large bow), Baila, and Eleanor. A son born later is not shown in the photograph. Jacob, a schohet (a kosher slaughterer in the Jewish tradition), Talmudic scholar, and later a mohel (one who performs the ritual circumcision), migrated to Denver, Colorado, in 1914 from Russia to join his uncle, Velvel Heller. By 1917 Jacob Gordon saved enough to bring his wife and daughter Bess from...
Dates: circa 1920

Jacob Gorden Papers

Identifier: B281

Jacob Gorden who was a Schohet, Talmudic scholar, and later a mohel, emigrated to Denver in 1914 from Kolki,Russia to join his uncle, Velvel Heller. Soon Jacob had saved enough to bring his wife Charlotte and daughter Bess over, and the family settled on the Denver's west side. Two more daughters and a son were born in the family. Collection contains papers and notes related to Jacob Gorden from 1920, documents, and digitized photographs from circa 1900 to 1969.

Dates: circa 1900-1977

Jacob Lefkowitz Cantorial Melodies

Identifier: B177
Abstract Cantor Jacob Lefkowitz was considered one of the preeminent American-born cantors of the 20th century and composed liturgical music for prayers, psalms, cantatas and recitatives. His first cantorial positon was at Denver's Hebrew Educational Alliance, where he was cantor from 1941-1957. Jacob Lefkowitz was born in 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cantor Jacob Lefkowitz Cantorial Melodies collection contains three 33rpm 12-inch records with "Cantorial Melodies" composed and sung by Cantor Jacob...
Dates: circa 1950

Letter and Bas Mitzvah Addresses, 1944-1952

Identifier: B429.03.0015.0020

Contains Bas Mitzvah addresses given by Jewish girls at the Hebrew Educational Alliance. There is also a letter to Rabbi Irwin Gordon of the Union of Orthodox Congregations explaining the Bas Mitvah procedures at the Hebrew Educational Alliance.

Dates: 1944-1952

Manuel Laderman for Colorado Reflections, 1983

Identifier: couda-laderman
Abstract Rabbi Manuel Laderman reflects on his move from Chicago, Illinois to Denver in 1932, after being ordained as an orthodox Rabbi. Laderman came to serve as Rabbi at the Hebrew Educational Alliance. Discusses the history of the Denver Jewish community, earning his PhD at Iliff School of Theology, experiencing anti-semitism and the Klu Klux Klan in Denver, WWII, and his participation in the National Conference of Christians and Jews (now known as the National Conference for Community and...
Dates: 1983