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 35 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Folder 1 contains photographs and negatives. Photographs include a Congregation Emanuel cake, a collection of photographs from a Jewish Family and Children Service (JFCS) photo album, and negatives of the JFCS photo album.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940 - 1961
File — Box: B258.01.0086
Abstract 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).
File — Box: B258.09.0089
File — Box: B258.09.0092
File — Box: B258.06.0094
File — Box: B258.10.0096
Abstract 10 8mm audio reels with recordings of annual meetings; 4 film reels, one labeled "Camp Pictures 1950" from Camp Schwayder, one marked "Movies of the Teachers Party", and two unmarked.
Abstract Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.
Abstract 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...
Abstract 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...
Abstract 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.