National Council of Jewish Women. Denver Section
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 40 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: B094.07.0007
Overview Box contains five binders / scrapbooks of information about NCJW.
Overview 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
Overview 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.
Overview 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...
Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview 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.
Overview Six unidentified women stand around a registration table at the National Council of Jewish Women. The woman second from the left holds up a sign that reads: ''Delegate Registration... National Council of Jewish Women 70th Anniversary Convention, Minneapolis, Minn., Mar. 24-28 1963.''
Dates: 1963 March