Jewish Family and Children's Service. (Denver, CO)
The Central Jewish Aid Society of Denver, Colorado, was incorporated in 1923 and became the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Denver in 1954. It became the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Colorado in 1972 and in 1991 became the Jewish Family Service of Colorado.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Mary Jacobs (1902-1994) grew up in Denver and was involved extensively with social service organizations in Denver including the National Council of Jewish Women, which she was President of Council 1954-55, Jewish Family and Children's Services and the Allied Jewish Community Council. The Mary Jacobs Papers contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, by-laws, speeches, notes, board meeting agenda, newsletters and notebooks related to Mary Jacobs from 1950 through 1988.
Topics covered: Interview focuses on the resettlement of refugees in the Denver area and nationally; need was especially heavy after WWII; adoption services and foster home program; resettling German Jews post WWII and the Russian Jewry later; surveys of Denver Jews.
Tillye Levy topics covered: JFCS coordinating committee for immigrants, resettling refugees on Denver Plan, adoption and foster services; surveying the elderly community.
Mary Jacobs topics covered: what happened during her presidency of the agency in 1962-63; her husband was treasurer; family life education; utility workshop was to help people work who couldn’t work in the open job market due to age or ability.