Pisko, Seraphine Eppstein, 1861-1942
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.
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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.
Overview In 1899, the Jewish community erected the non-sectarian National Jewish Hospital (NJH), the first sanatorium in Denver, Colorado for tuberculosis victims. With the financial assistance of the national B'nai B'rith fraternal organization, patients from all over the U.S. were admitted free of charge. The NJH adopted a program that emphasized the benefits of fresh air, good nutrition, and rest. The hospital was founded by group of Jewish residents of Denver who were of German descent. Early...