Independent Order of B'nai B'rith. Denver Lodge No. 171 (Denver, Colo.)
B'nai B'rith is the oldest and largest of the national Jewish service organizations in the United States. The Charter for the Denver Chapter states that the (Independent Order of B’nai B’rith Charter for a Lodge to be known by the name, style and title of Denver Lodge No. 171 to hold its sessions in the city of Denver, Col. seventh day of April, 1872 (5632)). Through a national effort, the organization raised enough money to open National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives in 1899.
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Overview Topics include: Raising money and building the Ex-Patients Home and providing vocational training. When the need to help TB victims lessened they began to focus on patients that needed mental health care they couldn't afford. Interview index in file B098.18.0022.0008.
Dates: 1978 August 31