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National Council of Jewish Women. Denver Section

 Organization

The National Council of Jewish Women, Denver Section (NCJW) was a women's philanthropic organization founded by Carrie Benjamin in October 1893 to serve the Denver, Colorado Jewish community. Most of the early members were members of Temple Emanuel in Denver and were dedicated to social causes. Education was an early priority of the Denver Section and classes were held to serve Eastern European Jewish immigrants in the West Colfax area of Denver. The Council established a settlement house in West Denver for Jewish boys, worked with disabled children and initiated the Children's Traveling Theatre. During World War II, the Council was involved in the resettlement of Jewish refugees in Denver.

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Blazing the Trail, Panel 1, 2001

 Item — Object: B297.02.01.00028
Identifier: B297.02.01.00028
Abstract One of 12 exhibit display panels from the exhibit "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers." Panel titled "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers" features more hisotrical information, a large image of the national Council of Jewish Women’s picnic, the Anfenger family and Schayer family.
Dates: 2001

Box 7- Binders and Scrapbooks, 2006-2014

 File — Box: B094.07.0007
Identifier: B094.07.0007
Abstract Box contains five binders / scrapbooks of information about NCJW.
Dates: 2006-2014

Carrie (Caroline Shevelson) Benjamin, 1841-1931

 File
Identifier: B111.01.0001.0023
Abstract Caroline "Carrie" Shevelson Benjamin was born in Russia in 1841 and died in New York in 1931. She had returned to New York from Denver, Colorado, around the turn of the century. Her family immigrated to the United States and settled in New York. Caroline Shevelson graduated from Syracuse University in 1881. After she married Maurice C. Benjamin, she relocated to Denver, where she was appointed by the governor to the Colorado Board of Charities. She was a founder of the Denver Women's Club and...
Dates: Coverage: 1841-1931

Certificates, Wedding Invitation, and Play, 1939-1989

 File
Identifier: B192.02.0002.0004
Abstract Contains marriage certificate between William Stein and Lillian Stein, play about families in crisis, Certificates of Recognition, including from Allied Apartments, The American National Red Cross (January 1, 1946) and for Israel bonds.
Dates: 1939-1989

Collection on Seraphine Pisko

 Collection
Identifier: B242
Abstract Seraphine Eppstein Pisko was Executive-Secretary of National Jewish Hospital from 1911 to 1938. She was involved in both Jewish and secular social organizations, holding executive positions in the Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society, National Council of Jewish Women, and National Jewish Hospital. The collection, intentionally assembled by the Beck Archives, consists of papers providing biographical information about Pisko as well as letterhead and invitations from National Jewish Hospital and...
Dates: 1900-1942

Council of Jewish Junior Dress Up Party, circa 1925

 Item
Identifier: B063.04.0004.00093
Abstract A large group of young women, members of the Council of Jewish Juniors, at a dress up party. Some of the women are dressed as men. Some of the women are identified as Rose Brown, Faye Zuker, Bev F. Wagner, Lillian L Burke, Naomi Hellerstein, Rose Siegel, Mary Jacobs, Pauline Quiat, Goldie Nathenson, Lil Rosenthal, Julie Ackeman, Jeani Wiseman, Agnes Grosby, Lillian Cohen, Rita Heller, Billie Stein, Vera Rothchild, Bertha Kerstein, Florence Spitzer, Irene Miller, and Zelma Perlou.
Dates: circa 1925

Hannah Shwayder Berry, between 1940-1960

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0024.00081
Abstract Hannah Shwayder Berry poses for a Council of Jewish Women event wearing sister Florence's wedding dress and a large hat.
Dates: between 1940-1960

Jewish Benevolence, Panel 2, 2001

 Item — Object: B297.02.01.00037
Identifier: B297.02.01.00037
Abstract One of 12 exhibit display panels from the exhibit "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers." Panel titled "Jewish Benevolence" and includes B'nai B'rith and David Kline, Denver Sheltering Home, National Council of Jewish Women and Channah Milstein.
Dates: Other: 2001

Lillian ''Billie'' Stein Articles and Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B192
Abstract Lillian Stein was born on July 7, 1907 in Denver to David and Rose Stein. Her father was a tailor and a cantor. Billie (Lillian) Stein began playing the trumpet in The Denver Post Boys Band. She started her all girls band at 14 and took Billie's Harmony Girls jazz band on the road when she graduated from high school at the age of 15. With her jazz band, she traveled throughout the United States performing on her trumpet. She married William Stein in 1939. Billie Stein became involved in many...
Dates: Other: 1920-1996

Luncheon Party of Council of Jewish Women, 1914 January 29

 Item
Identifier: B063.04.0020.00019
Abstract Collage of photographs of women from a luncheon of the Council of Jewish Women. Top left to right Rita Silversmith, Jessie Lewin, and Amy Mayer; middle row left to right Flossie Schradsky Frankel and Elsie Lewin Stern; Bottom Bella Lewin Morse.''
Dates: 1914 January 29