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 5 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: B182.01.0001
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists of personal case files from 1921 to 1969.
Abstract The Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Colorado (JFCS) was created in response to international, national, and local needs of refugees. In 1947, the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Denver, Colorado was created when the boards of the Central Jewish Aid Society of Denver, Colorado and the Denver Coordinating Committee for Immigrants of the National Council of Jewish Women merged. Dr. Alfred Neumann, a social worker, became the full-time director. The agency provided services in...
Abstract Topics covered: Brief biographical information on Dr. Neumann, social work; working with other organizations; helping refugees, resettlement; services provided and available. In the interview, Dr. Alfred Neumann touches on his life in New York in 1938, where he received graduate training in social work. He discusses his marriage, family life, and positions in social work--most notably his directorship of the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Denver (JFCS) from 1948 to 1976. In this...
Dates: 1978 July 19
Abstract Topics covered: Murray talks about his presidency of the Jewish Family and Children's services, programs they are working on, volunteers.
Dates: 1978 August 3
Abstract Ray S. David stands in an outdoor setting in a suit and hat. In 1915, Mrs. Ray S. David was hired as superintendent of the Denver's Jewish Aid Society to supervise relief activities. She was nicknamed ''Little Mother to the Poor'' for her settlement work with East European Jewish immigrants. Ray David was a member of the Woman's Club of Denver, Denver Board of Charities and Corrections as well as the State Board of Pardons, and campaigned for women's suffrage.
Dates: between 1915-1919