Congregation Zera Abraham (Denver, Colo.)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The families who settled in the failed agricultural colony of Cotopaxi included the Shames and Altman families. A Shames daughter, Yente, was married to Joe Washer who died soon after leaving Cotopaxi. Yente later married Moshe Yosef Altman. The Altman and Prezant family members were among the incorporators of Congregation Zera Abraham. In fact, the congregation was first organized at the home of Moses Joseph and Annie Shames Altman on West Colfax Avenue in 1887. In 1907, Moses and Annie Shames...
Abstract This collection contains materials intentionally assembled by Beck Archives. Materials relate to past and present Jewish congregations, which were or still are located in Denver, Colorado, or the western United States. Materials are originals or copies of items dating from 1906-2004, including receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, member and founder lists, event programs, invitations, legal documents, interview transcripts, brochures, slichos, Hebrew Bibles, and historical...
Dates: c. 1800-2015
Abstract Ed Grimes in a formal portrait taken for the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith Lodge #171 in Denver, Colorado. Ed Grimes was a colonist at Cotopaxi, Colorado and walked to Denver from Cotopaxi in 1883, a distance of about 94 miles. He later served as Congregation Zera Abraham's first president and was also active in B'nai B'rith Lodge #171.
Dates: circa 1910
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.