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.
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...
Overview Topics covered: Brief biographical information on Dr. Neumann, social work; working with other organizations; helping refugees, resettlement; services provided and available.
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...
Overview 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.