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Congregation Emanuel (Denver, Colo.)


Established October 11, 1874. This Reform Jewish congregation was officially incorporated as Congregation Emanuel, but it is also referred to as Temple Emanuel in documents and research materials.

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Box 86, 1987-2011

 File — Box: B258.01.0086
Identifier: B258.01.0086
Overview Contains 6 folders of Minutes (1987-2011), 2 membership reports (1996-2011), and 2 membership lists (1987-1996), 2 staff retreats (1992-2000), 2 Board retreats (1992-2006) and correspondence (1991 and 2000).

Box 89, 1999

 File — Box: B258.09.0089
Identifier: B089.09.0089
Overview Contains framed 1999 CD of music from Congregation Emanuel.

Box 92, circa 1945

 File — Box: B258.09.0091
Identifier: B258.09.0092
Overview Contains an intaglio engraving plate of Nellie Shwayder, probably made of zinc.

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 1865-1950, 2011

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00009
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.

Congregation Emanuel Records

Identifier: B258
Overview Congregation Emanuel, the oldest synagogue in Colorado, was founded in Denver by a group of mostly German Jewish immigrants. At a meeting in 1874, members of the congregation decided to draft a constitution and incorporate the congregation as an institution of Reform Judaism. Rabbi Samuel Weil became the congregation's first rabbi in 1876; he served the congregation for only a year and was followed by a number of rabbis whose terms were short-lived. Rabbi William S. Friedman became the...

Fair Cook Book

Identifier: B295
Overview The Fair Cookbook was published by the Ladies of Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado in 1888. It is the earliest known Jewish fundraising cookbook in America. The cookbook was sold at the fair that the Ladies of Temple Emanuel organized in 1888 to pay off the mortgage on the Temple. It is 49 pages in length with 13 sections, and features both traditional Jewish kosher recipes and recipes for non-kosher items as well as the names of individual contributors. The collection is a...

Growing up in Early Colorado: The Lives of Jewish Children, 1860-1940, 2012

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00010
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in Jewish communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.

Milton Anfenger in his Office, between 1920-1940

Identifier: B063.08.0016.00030
Overview Portrait of Milton Anfenger, seated at a desk in his office. A portrait of his father, Louis Anfenger is hanging on the wall behind him.

Milton Anfenger in his Office, between 1920-1940

Identifier: B063.08.0008.00019
Overview Portrait of Milton Anfenger, seated at a desk in his office. A portrait of his father, Louis Anfenger is hanging on the wall behind him.

Miscellaneous Documents and Ephemera, 1888-1916

Identifier: B226.01.0001.0001
Overview Ray David was a member of Congregation Emanuel and there is a copy of the cover page of the Fair Cook Book; a copy of a delegate's ribbon to a convention in Trinidad; a program and conference regulations from the Annual conference of Charities and Corrections held in the state capitol in 1913 (Ray David was a speaker); a presentation letter to Ray David, as President of Jewish Women; and a transcript of Mrs. Ray Sarah David, Superintendent of the Jewish Aid Society at an Inquiry on April 3,...