Skip to main content

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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Congregation Shearith Israel (Tenth Street Shul) Records

 Collection
Identifier: B139
Abstract 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

Exterior of Congregation Shearith Israel, circa 1959

 Item
Identifier: B063.06.0014.00006
Abstract 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: B063.06.0006.00005
Abstract 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
Abstract 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

Moe Katz on Atwood Colony and Various Synagogues, 1979 May 20

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0003.00045
Abstract Moe Kattz is interviewed on the Atwood Colony, 10th Street Shul (Shearith Israel), living on 11th Street, the Marion Street Shul (Oheb Zadek) and Beth HaMedrosh Hagodol.
Dates: 1979 May 20

Oral History Interview with Harry Shwartz, 1981 July 15

 Item
Identifier: B098.13.0010.00005
Abstract Topics include Harry's experiences in the Army during World War I and serving with General Maurice Rose; how Henry came to Denver, opportunity school, the 10th Street Shul and Beginnings and activities at Rodef Shalom.
Dates: 1981 July 15

Oral History Interview with Isadore Hershkowitz, 1980 April 1

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0004.00088
Abstract Subjects cover early Jewish life, working in the tavern business, difficulty finding a job with a Jewish name, Congregation Shearith Israel and Klu Klux Klan.
Dates: 1980 April 1

Shearith Israel, circa 1978

 Item
Identifier: B063.06.0014.00035
Abstract Exterior view of Shearith Israel, known as 10th St. Shul, and Emmanuel Gallery at the time of the photograph on the Auraria campus.
Dates: circa 1978