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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 37 Collections and/or Records:

BMH, Temple Emanuel, Misc. Photos, bulk: 1940 - 1961

Identifier: B260.01.0001.0001

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

Box 11, 1888-1995

 File — Box B258.04.0011: Series B258.04 [Barcode: U186022713718]
Identifier: B258.04.0011

Box contains two folders and four cookbooks: 1. Reproduction of the "Fair Cook Book" publilshed by The Ladies of Congregation Emanuel (1888). Hard back reproduction created by Karen Jones from xerox copy in the Beck Archive, 2022; 2. Cook book missing cover and title page, c. 1955. 3. "For Whom We Cook," compliled by Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel, 1957; 4. Two copies of "Some of Our Best Recipes are Jewish," compiled by Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel, 1972.

Dates: 1888-1995

Box 86, 1987-2011

 File — Box B258.01.0086: Series B258.01; Series B258.02 [Barcode: U186023261772]
Identifier: B258.01.0086

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).

Dates: 1987-2011

Box 89, 1999

 File — Box B258.0089: Series B258.09 [Barcode: U186023261803]
Identifier: B089.09.0089

Contains framed 1999 CD of music from Congregation Emanuel.

Dates: 1999

Box 92, circa 1945

 File — Box B258.09.0092: Series B258.09 [Barcode: U186023258127]
Identifier: B258.09.0092

Contains an intaglio engraving plate of Nellie Shwayder, probably made of zinc.

Dates: circa 1945

Box 94 (Scrapbook), 1897-1936, bulk: 1920-1929

 File — Box B258.06.0094: Series B258.06 [Barcode: U186023292406]
Identifier: B258.06.0094

Solomon family scrapbook, Benjamin Solomon most prevalent individual named in the book.

Dates: 1897-1936; Majority of material found within 1920-1929

Box 96 (Audio and Film Reels), 1962-1971

 File — Box B258.10.0096: Series B258.10; Series B258.11 [Barcode: U186023292626]
Identifier: B258.10.0096

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.

Dates: 1962-1971

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 2011

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00010

Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.

Dates: 2011

Congregation Emanuel Records

Identifier: B258
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...
Dates: 1862-2013

Establishing Jewish Life, Panel 1, 2001

 Item — Object B297.02.01.00030: Series B297.02 [Barcode: U186023282647]
Identifier: B297.02.01.00030

One of 12 exhibit display panels from the exhibit "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers." Panel titled "Establishing Jewish Life" features more historical information and includes Congregation Emanuel, Rabbis William Freidman and Charles Kauvar.

Dates: 2001