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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 35 Collections and/or Records:

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

Identifier: B260.01.0001.0001
Overview 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 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).
Dates: 1987-2011

Box 89, 1999

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

Box 92, circa 1945

 File — Box: B258.09.0092
Identifier: B258.09.0092
Overview Contains an intaglio engraving plate of Nellie Shwayder, probably made of zinc.
Dates: circa 1945

Box 94 (Scrapbook), 1897-1936

 File — Box: B258.06.0094
Identifier: B258.06.0094
Overview Solomon family scrapbook, Benjamin Solomon most preva;ent 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
Identifier: B258.10.0096
Overview 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, 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.
Dates: 2011

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...
Dates: 1862-2013

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...
Dates: 1888

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.
Dates: 2012