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Congregation Shearith Israel (Denver, Colo.)

 Organization

Congregation Shearith Israel was organized in 1887 and met for services at 14th and Blake, Denver, Colorado. In 1903, Shearith Israel moved to 10th and Lawrence into a building built in 1876 and consecrated as Emmanuel Episcopalian Chapel in September 1877. Shearith Israel was informally known as the Tenth Street Shul. Congregation Shearith Israel disbanded in 1958. __ __ __Shearith Israel (Jeanne E. Abrams, Images of America: Jewish Denver, 1859-1940 (Charleston: Arcadia, 2007), 69.) Phil Goodstein, Exploring Jewish Colorado (Denver: Rocky Mountain Jewish historical Society, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver, 1992), 15-16. Emmanuel Gallery. ''History of the Gallery.'' Last modified August 26, 2009. http://www.emmanuelgallery.org/history.htm. Emmanual Shearith Israel Chapel (History Colorado. ''Denver City & County (D-E).'' http://www.historycolorado.org/oahp/denver-city-county-d-e.) Emmanual Shearith Israel Chapel (National Register of Historic Places. ''Colorado - Denver County.'' http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/co/Denver/state3.html.) Jeanne E. Abrams, Historic Jewish Denver (Denver: Rocky Mountain Jewish historical Society, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver, 1982), 8.

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

Art, 1979

 File
Identifier: B173.03.0003.0002
Overview Newspaper Articles on Irene Stein's art and invitation to the art show held at Emanuel Gallery (formerly Shearith Israel), and copies of drawing of Shearith Israel Temple by Irene Stein.
Dates: 1979

Box 1, 1900-1930

 File — Box: B139.01.0001
Identifier: B139.01.0001
Overview 6 material culture objects--3 tefillin for the hand, 1 by-law, 1 framed drawing of Congregration Shearith Israel, 1 bound ledger of cash records
Dates: 1900-1930

Box 1, 1950-1970

 File — Box: B139.01.0001
Identifier: B139.02.0001
Overview 3 file folders, photographs, certificates, newsclippings, 1 slide film, 1 negative of slide film
Dates: 1950-1970

Box 2, 1940-1970

 File — Box: B139.01.0002
Identifier: B139.01.0002
Overview 3 pairs of tefillin used in synagogue; torah cover used in synagogue
Dates: 1940-1970

Congregation Shearith Israel (Tenth Street Shul) Records

 Collection
Identifier: B139
Overview Congregation Shearith Israel (Remnant of Israel), or the Tenth Street Shul as it was also known, was founded in 1899 as a Jewish orthodox synagogue. The young congregation bought a small stone church in Denver at the Tenth Street site in 1903 and remodeled the building to suit its needs as a synagogue. The last of the operating synagogues in the "Old Colfax" area of Denver, Shearith Israel closed its doors in 1958, having been largely used by Jewish businessmen working in the...
Dates: 1900-1979

Container 4: Congregation Shearith Israel (10th Street Shul) Memorial Poster, 1900

 File — Folder: B139.02.0004
Identifier: B139.02.0004
Overview A Poster with all the men from the (Chevera Kidishas) Burial Society names written in Hebrew.
Dates: 1900

Exterior of Congregation Shearith Israel, circa 1959

 Item
Identifier: B063.06.0006.00005
Overview Exterior of Congregation Shearith Israel. The building is located at 10th and Lawrence Streets on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. Since the 1970s it has been used as an art gallery by the Auraria Higher Education Center. The building served as the synagogue for the Jewish orthodox congregation Shearith Israel from 1903 to 1958. This building, part of the Auraria Higher Education Center in downtown Denver since 1973, is the oldest surviving religious structure in Denver. It was...
Dates: circa 1959

Exterior of Congregation Shearith Israel, circa 1959

 Item
Identifier: B063.06.0006.00006
Overview Exterior of Congregation Shearith Israel. The building is located at 10th and Lawrence Streets on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. Since the 1970s it has been used as an art gallery by the Auraria Higher Education Center. The building served as the synagogue for the Jewish orthodox congregation Shearith Israel from 1903 to 1958. This building, part of the Auraria Higher Education Center in downtown Denver since 1973, is the oldest surviving religious structure in Denver. It was...
Dates: circa 1959

Exterior of Congregation Shearith Israel, circa 1959

 Item
Identifier: B063.06.0014.00006
Overview Exterior of Congregation Shearith Israel. The building is located at 10th and Lawrence Streets on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. Since the 1970s it has been used as an art gallery by the Auraria Higher Education Center. The building served as the synagogue for the Jewish orthodox congregation Shearith Israel from 1903 to 1958. This building, part of the Auraria Higher Education Center in downtown Denver since 1973, is the oldest surviving religious structure in Denver. It was...
Dates: circa 1959

Interior of Congregation Shearith Israel, circa 1959

 Item
Identifier: B063.06.0006.00003
Overview Desk at Congregation Shearith Israel filled with papers, books, a prayer shawl, tzitzit, and yarmulke. The Congregation Shearith Israel building is located at 10th and Lawrence Streets on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colo. Since the 1970s it has been used as an art gallery by the Auraria Higher Education Center. The building served as the synagogue for the Jewish orthodox congregation Shearith Israel from 1903 to 1958. This building, part of the Auraria Higher Education Center in...
Dates: circa 1959