Hillel Academy (Denver, Colo.)
Jews from around Denver founded the Hillel Academy in 1953. It began with two teachers and 27 students in kindergarten and the first grade. The aim was to provide religious and secular education and to give the students pride in Judaism and Americanism. The Academy grew by adding a new grade each year until classes included preschool through eighth grade. Beth Ha Medrosh Hagodol and Beth Joseph Synagogues provided space for the Academy until 1958, when the Academy moved to Holly and Leetsdale. A new facility opened at 450 S. Hudson in 1966. Hillel Academy is part of a network of Orthodox day schools in the United States. There are more than 300 students currently, with students in need receiving scholarships.
Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:
Award Programs, 1974-2010
Series consists of two folders with dinner journals honoring Jack Greenwald. The organizations honoring Jack Greenwald are the Hillel Academy (1974), the Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy (1991), East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (1999), and the Denver Academy of Torah (2010).
Biographical Information and Oral History, 1999-2007
Folder contains biographies, curriculum vitae, correspondence with the Colorado Bar Association concerning Jack Greenwald, and an oral history with Jack Greenwald.
Box 1, 1974-2010
Box contains of two folders with dinner journals honoring Jack Greenwald. The organizations honoring Jack Greenwald are the Hillel Academy (1974), the Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy (1991), East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (1999), and the Denver Academy of Torah (2010).
Box 1, 1954-2008
Box contains Hillel Academy minutes, brochures, handbooks, and histories of the school.
Box 2, 1954-2002
The collection contains nine folders with Ladies Auxiliart meeting minutes and administrative notes, 1963-1997, two scrapbooks, seven Annual Dinner programs from 1973-1980 and one from 2010, and appointment calendars from 1987 from the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Hillel Academy of Denver, Colorado, from 1963 through 2010.
Box 3, 1969-1978
Box contains 1 scrapbook with newsletters and event materials.
Box 4, 1978-1993
Contains scrapbook of Hillel Academy newsclippings, event materials, and a few photographs.
Box 5 , 1973-1979
Box contains scrapbook with newsclippings, events, ephemera, and a Certificate.
Box 6, 1958-1975
Two scrapbooks: Hillel Academy - Memories, School History (1958-1965) and Hillel Academy (1975-1978). The scrapbooks contain clippings, events, ephemera, correspondence, and photographs.
Box 7, 1978-1979
Box contains two scrapbooks: school activities with labels (1978-1979) and Graduating Classes (1972-1980). Both scrapbooks contain photographs.