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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:

Oral History Interview with Elaine Long, 1978 May 24

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00008
Abstract Topics include Elaine's childhood in Memphis, Tennessee; came to Colorado to visit her brother in 1955 and never left. Talks a lot about segregation, integration of Denver Schools; President of NCJW in 1965, worked with the Job Corps during the Kennedy administration.
Dates: 1978 May 24

Oral History Interview with Lillian "Billie" Stein, 1978 April 4

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Identifier: B098.11.0009.00001
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

Oral History Interview with Marilyn Berenbeim, 1978 May 15

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00010
Abstract Came in 1950 to Denver to work at the University of Colorado Medical School; originally from Texas. In Texas helped to organize a synagogue in small town with few Jews. President of NCJW from 1962-1964. Majored in Chemistry from University of Texas, Austin. Active in Council whole life, joined Denver Council in 1953-54, President 1961-62. Activities of the Council, thrift shop, Cuban settlement and more.
Dates: 1978 May 15

Oral History Interview with Mary Jacobs, 1978 April 14

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00007
Abstract Mary begins with a brief history of growing up in Denver and then talks about her work with the NCJW; started with Junior Council, President of Council 1954-55, council activities, membership and philosophy.
Dates: 1978 April 14

Oral History Interview with Melba Kirsch, 1978 May 26

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00009
Abstract Growing up in Denver on the West Side, taught school and Sunday School; started working with council in early 1960s, VP and then President, activities of the Council and many volunteer efforts through later life.
Dates: 1978 May 26

Oral History Interview with Myra Glick Levy, 1978 June 2

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00012
Abstract Family came to Denver when her Mother's brother got tuberculosis, early memories growing up in Denver, father was a salesman. Attended DU and belonged to Temple Emanuel. President of NCJW from 1958-1959, membership council and activities as president. Work with JCC.
Dates: 1978 June 2

Oral History Interview with Saralee Pollock Shaper, 1978 June 13

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00005
Abstract Interview covers Saralee's Presidency of National Jewish Council of Jewish Women and the Council's activities, Saralee's childhood in Denver and adult life.
Dates: 1978 June 13

Oral History Interview with Surriee Miller, 1978 August 14

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Identifier: B098.11.0009.00003
Abstract Topics covered: early memories of the Denver Jewish community and family, father started selling pencils outside saloons and eventually started a stationary company; National Council of Jewish Women, social work at the Guldman Center, services provided; time as council president.
Dates: 1978 August 14

Oral History Interview with Tillye Levy, 1978 May 15

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Identifier: B098.11.0009.00002
Abstract Topics covered: Tillye’s work with the National Council of Jewish Women and her time on the National Board in 1940; council activities, resettlement of refugees, visiting hospitals and homes for children.
Dates: 1978 May 15

Oral History Interview with Tillye Levy, 1976 October 7

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Identifier: B098.01.0001.00003
Abstract "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