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.
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Rocky Mountain News microfilmed records and recived some microfilms from other organizations. Collection contains microfilmed copies of the following publications and organizations: the Intermountain Jewish News, records from the Jewish community in Colorado Springs, a William S. Friedman Scrapbook, the Rose Hill Cemetery Association, the Denver Jewish Outlook, the American Israelite, the American Jewish Archives Files,, the I.M. Beck Microfilming Project of Colorado Jewish History, B'nai...
Dates: Other: 1800-2014
Overview Benjamin Hoffman was killed in 1943 in the U.S. Navy. His brother Harry received permission to erect a headstone in Golden Hill Cemetery in 1949. Collection contains one framed gold star certificate related to Ben Hoffman from 1945.
Dates: 1945 June 8
Overview Benjamin M. Blumberg (1911-1978) was in the newspaper business and was a reporter or editor for a number of Colorado newspapers, many of which focused on Colorado's Jewish community. Blumberg held leadership positions with many Jewish community organizations, including Allied Jewish Community Council, B'nai B'rith Lodge #171 in Denver, and the Jewish Youth Council in Denver. He was the first administrator of General Rose Hospital in Denver, and he was also employed with Massachusetts Mutual...
Overview The Grossman family emigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and moved to Denver because of tuberculosis. Abraham Grossman was an active member of the traditional Beth Ha Medrosh Hagodol (BMH) Synagogue and later of the Oheb Zedek Congregation which broke away from BMH in 1911. The Oheb Zedek Congregation rejoined the parent synagogue toward the end of the Great Depression. Abraham Grossman was the proprietor of the Grossman's Haberdashery, located on Sixteenth Street in Denver,...
Overview The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith Lodge 171, Denver, Colorado, was a pivotal Jewish philanthropic and social service organization in Denver from 1872 through today. This fraternal organization received a charter from the National Order of B'nai B'rith on April 7, 1872. David Kline was the first president and Louis Anfenger was the first secretary. Charles M. Schayer served as president in 1876. The B'nai B'rith Denver Chapter created Colorado's Anti-Defamation League, the Mountain States...
Overview The Industrial Removal Office (IRO) was created in New York to Americanize Eastern European Jews, find jobs for the immigrants, and relocate them throughout the United States. The Jewish Relief Society and the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith (B'nai B'rith) in Denver worked to resettle the immigrants in Colorado. Lesser Levy and Milton Schayer headed the industrial removal committee of the B'nai B'rith. The collection contains copies of correspondence from the Industrial Removal Office Records...
Overview Collection contains scrapbooks, programs, newspaper clippings, plaques, a U.S. Bureau of Customs flag, awards, scrolls and posters related to John E. Streltzer. Humanitarian John E. Streltzer was born in Denver on June 2, 1901, the son of Ben and Rebecca Streltzer in Denver's West Side. He met Sarah Safran in 1923 at a club he had helped organize on the West Side. John and Sarah Streltzer established a wholesale office supply business and he served nearly three terms as a member of...
Overview Milton L. Anfenger was an attorney, Colorado state senator, humanitarian, and civic leader who lived in Denver, Colorado. He was president of National Jewish Hospital and the Denver Bears Baseball Club. He was a member of the Elks, Masons, Shriners, and B'nai B'rith. The papers include newspapers, newspaper clippings, invitations, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Overview Sidney Grazi was born in 1914, the oldest of four children born of immigrant parents (Aleppo, Syria; and Russia). He was a proficient musician, private pilot, and general contractor of homes and commercial properties in Denver through the Titan Construction Company. Collection contains awards and photographs related to Sidney Grazi from 1960 through 1965.
Dates: circa 1955-1965