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 3 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Object: 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
Abstract 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.
Abstract Topics covered: Early family life, learning to play the trumpet, father had a Taylor shop; life as a musician with her all girls band “The Harmony Girls”; had been on Junior Council, became vice president and then president of National Council of Jewish Women, activities they did (bowling, theatrical group), early council memories, hat council has done and still does.
Dates: 1978 April 4