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 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 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 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 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