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Hillel Academy (Denver, Colo.)

 Organization

Biography

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
Identifier: B344.05
Abstract

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).

Dates: 1974-2010

Biographical Information and Oral History, 1999-2007

 File
Identifier: B344.01.0001.0001
Abstract

Folder contains biographies, curriculum vitae, correspondence with the Colorado Bar Association concerning Jack Greenwald, and an oral history with Jack Greenwald.

Dates: 1999-2007

Box 1, 1974-2010

 File — Box: B344.01.0001
Identifier: B344.05.0001
Abstract

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).

Dates: 1974-2010

Box 1, 1954-2008

 File — Box: B165.01.0001
Identifier: B165.01.0001
Abstract

Box contains Hillel Academy minutes, brochures, handbooks, and histories of the school.

Dates: 1954-2008

Box 2, 1954-2002

 File — Box: B165.02.0002
Identifier: B165.02.0002
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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.

Dates: 1954-2002

Box 3, 1969-1978

 File — Box: B165.01.0003
Identifier: B165.02.0003
Scope and Contents

Box contains 1 scrapbook with newsletters and event materials.

Dates: 1969-1978

Box 4, 1978-1993

 File — Box: B165.02.0004
Identifier: B165.02.0004
Abstract

Contains scrapbook of Hillel Academy newsclippings, event materials, and a few photographs.

Dates: 1978-1993

Box 5 , 1973-1979

 File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: B165.02.0005
Identifier: B165.02.0005
Abstract

Box contains scrapbook with newsclippings, events, ephemera, and a Certificate.

Dates: 1973-1979

Box 6, 1958-1975

 File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: B165.02.0006
Identifier: B165.02.0006
Abstract

Two scrapbooks: Hillel Academy - Memories, School History (1958-1965) and Hillel Academy (1975-1978). The scrapbooks contain clippings, events, ephemera, correspondence, and photographs.

Dates: 1958-1975

Box 7, 1978-1979

 File — Box: B165.02.0007
Identifier: B165.02.0007
Abstract

Box contains two scrapbooks: school activities with labels (1978-1979) and Graduating Classes (1972-1980). Both scrapbooks contain photographs.

Dates: 1978-1979