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Pisko, Seraphine Eppstein, 1861-1942

 Person

Seraphine Pisko was born to Max and Bertha Eppstein of St. Joseph, Mo., and moved with her family to Denver, Colo. 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 was involved for years with charitable causes, women's and Jewish groups. She was employed as Field Secretary and later Executive Secretary of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, retiring in 1938. At various times, she also served on the hospital's Board as Secretary or Vice President, and after her retirement, as Honorary Secretary until her death.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

A Legacy of Caring : Early Colorado Jewish Women, 1860-1930, 2004

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00003
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish women from Colorado who help set up as well as work in charitable orgnazitions in Colorado. Written and directed by Jeanne Abrams for the 2004 RMJHS Dinner.
Dates: 2004

Dignitaries of National Jewish Hospital, between 1920-1930

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Identifier: B063.03.0019.00058
Overview Dignitaries of National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado. National Jewish Hospital is located on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Pictured are Mayor Stapleton, Governor Sweet, Seraphine Pisko, Rabbi William Friedman and Judge Ben Lindsey.
Dates: between 1920-1930

Invitation to Dedications and Banquet, 1922 June 23

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Identifier: B242.02.0001.0002.00001
Overview Invitation to building dedications and a banquet and dance by the trustees of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives. The dedications were of the Louis D. Beaumont Home for Nurses and The Hofheimer Children's Building at the hospital, both built largely through the efforts of Seraphine Pisko. A banquet and dance was held at the Albany Hotel. Seraphine Eppstein Pisko (1861-1942) began working at National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives as a field secretary, fund raiser, in 1900. In 1911...
Dates: 1922 June 23

National Jewish Hospital Newsletter Covers, between 1929-1939

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Identifier: B063.03.0036.00050
Overview Three covers of the NJH newsletter. From January, 1931 "Dedicated to Mrs. Seraphine Pisko." From May, 1929 "Nature's Sovereign Remedy by I. D. Bronfin." From May, 1939 a picture of two patients with a caption "Convalescents, The bloom of health is on their cheeks again."
Dates: between 1929-1939

National Jewish Hospital Records

 Collection
Identifier: B005
Overview In 1899, the Jewish community erected National Jewish Hospital (NJH), the first sanatorium in Denver, Colorado for tuberculosis victims. With the financial assistance of the International Order of B'nai B'rith, the hospital served Jews and gentiles alike and accepted indigent patients free of charge. The NJH adopted a program that emphasized the benefits of fresh air, good nutrition, and rest. Some of the physicians associated with the hospital included Dr. Saling Simon, Dr. Robert Levy, and...
Dates: 1892 - 2018

Seraphine Pisko, circa 1940

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00001
Overview Seraphine Eppstein Pisko sits at a desk at National Jewish Hospital (NJH). She served as the president of the Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society (renamed the Jewish Relief Society in 1901) and as president of the Denver Council of Jewish Women. She also helped organize the Denver Jewish Settlement House and a free kindergarten to benefit the Eastern European Jewish immigrants on Denver's west side. Pisko became a fund-raiser for the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, and in 1911 she was...
Dates: circa 1940

Seraphine Pisko, circa 1930

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Identifier: B063.08.0008.00074
Overview Seraphine Pisko sits at her desk at National Jewish Hospital.
Dates: circa 1930

Seraphine Pisko 75th Birthday Program, 1936 January 5

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Identifier: B242.02.0001.0002.00002
Overview Program for Seraphine Pisko's seventy-fifth birthday anniversary dinner held by the board of managers of the National Jewish Hospital at Denver. The Dinner was held at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Rabbi William S. Friedman was the toastmaster and a number of people spoke on Seraphine Pisko's career. Seraphine Eppstein Pisko (1861-1942) began working at National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives as a field secretary, fund raiser, in 1900. In 1911 she became the executive-secretary...
Dates: 1936 January 5