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Pisko, Seraphine Eppstein, 1861-1942

 Person

Seraphine Eppstein Pisko (1861-1942) was known for her charitable work in Denver, Colorado, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and she was most likely the first Jewish woman in America to head a national Jewish organization. She was born to Max and Bertha Eppstein on January 1, 1861, in St. Joseph, Missouri, and the family moved to Denver in 1875. She married Denver businessman Edward Pisko in 1878 when she was seventeen, and the couple moved to New York. Within a few years he died, and she returned to Denver. She never remarried, but raised five children. Seraphine Pisko served as president of the Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society and of the Denver Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). She later became vice president of the NCJW board at the national level. She began working at National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives (NJH) as a field secretary, a fundraiser, in 1900, and in 1911 she became the executive secretary of National Jewish Hospital and served in that position until 1938 when she retired. Pisko was actively involved in both Jewish and secular social organizations, gaining national renown for her organizational strengths as well as her social efforts. She died in Denver in 1942.

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1913 May-August

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0008
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives
Dates: 1913 May-August

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1913 September-December

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0009
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives
Dates: 1913 September-December

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1914 January-December

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0015
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of NJH, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of NJH
Dates: 1914 January-December

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1917 January-June

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0016
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of NJH, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of NJH
Dates: 1917 January-June

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1917 July-December

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0017
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of NJH, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of NJH
Dates: 1917 July-December

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1918 January-May

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0018
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of NJH, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of NJH
Dates: 1918 January-May

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1918 June-December

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0019
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of NJH, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of NJH
Dates: 1918 June-December

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1919 February-June

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0020
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of NJH, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of NJH
Dates: 1919 February-June

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1919 July-December

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0021
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of NJH, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of NJH
Dates: 1919 July-December

Grabfelder and Pisko Correspondence, 1920 January-June

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Identifier: B005.01.0001.0022
Abstract Correspondence related to Samuel Grabfelder, President of NJH, and Seraphine Pisko, Secretary of NJH
Dates: 1920 January-June