Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
- Existence: 1946-2013
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Overview East European Jewish immigrant, Adolph Kiesler, became a noted Colorado philanthropist. Born in Rumania in 1880, Kiesler settled in Denver's West Colfax Jewish neighborhood at the turn of the century, when he began as a peddler. He later recalled "I worked for fifteen cents a day at odd jobs, and then I got a job carring eoal for seventy-five cents a ton." Like so many immigrants, he scrimped and saved and after fifteen years and a variety of jobs, he had saved enough money to launch the...
Overview Topics covered: Brief personal history, talks about his father, experiences as chairman and president of Federation, involvement in other organizations as well
Dates: 1980 June 2
Overview Topics covered: Brief history of Mrs. Frankle, history of the Federation, fundraising goals, primary functions, WWII, fund raising, serving on the board, Community Chest (now United Way), president of Allied, Frankel's family background, other Jewish communities, Jewish culture and community in Denver.
Dates: 1977 December 30
Overview Topics covered: Very brief personal background, fundraising campaigns, presidency and activities since, organizations Federation helped, Russian Jewish immigration, Israel, Denver Jewish Community and merits of the oral history project.
Dates: 1980 January 10
Oral History Interview with Tillye Levy: National Home For Jewish Children and Allied Jewish Federation Federation, 1978 September 18
Overview Topics include: 1907 began volunteering at the National Home for Jewish Children on Sundays, later joined board in 1917, organization grew and built buildings, activities and leadership, how Federation got started, Nat Rosenberg, Women in the federation, fundraising, Israel tours, donors and effectiveness of the Federation.
Dates: 1978 September 18