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 7 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.
Overview 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...
Overview "Dr. Alfred Neumann recounts his experience as a Vienna refugee and his migration to 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 interview Dr. Neumann gives details about the founding of this agency, the various services it provided, and the ways in which Jewish European immigrants...
Dates: 1976 October 6
Overview Topics covered: Brief biographical information on Dr. Neumann, social work; working with other organizations; helping refugees, resettlement; services provided and available.
Dates: 1978 July 19
Overview 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
Overview "Tillye Levy, née Shulman, recounts her early childhood growing up in Central City, Colo. and later years in Denver, Colo. She describes her introduction to and continuing involvement in various Jewish charitable organizations in the Denver area.Born in Denver, Colo. in 1895, Mrs. (Sam) Levy grew up in Central City, Colo. where her father, Robert Shulman owned a clothing store and also the George Washington Mine. When she was a child, the family moved to Denver, Colo. after the mine...
Dates: 1976 October 7
Overview 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