Rifkin, Joan (Raisie), 1915-1983
Joan Kiesler (known as Raisie) was the daughter of Adolph Kiesler. She married Max Rifkin.
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Adolph Kiesler at a formal event with Eleanor Roosevelt. Left to right an unidentified woman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Adolph Kiesler, Peggy Rifkin, Susan Rifkin, and Raisie Rifkin.
Dates: between 1955-1967
Overview Adolph Kiesler stands among several women and girls at his home during the Beth Israel picnic. Raisie Rifkin stands two people left of Adolph Kiesler holding Judy Rifkin. Two of Kiesler's granddaughters, Peggy Rifkin and Wendy Rifkin, kneel on the grass in front of him.
Overview Adolph Kiesler stands behind several women and girls at his mountain home during the Beth Israel picnic. Two of Kiesler's granddaughters, Peggy Rifkin and Wendy Rifkin, sit on the grass in front of the group. His daughters Naomi Sheftel, standing center, and Raisie Rifkin, standing far right, are also in the group.
Dates: circa 1953
Overview Rifkin and Sheftel Family group portrait. Standing back row left to right: Joseph Sheftel, Naomi Sheftel, Harry Hirsch, Mildred Hirsch, Max Rifkin, and Raisie Rifkin. Seated left to right: Susan Rifkin, Adolph Kiesler, Wendy Rifkin (on Adolph's lap), and Peggy Rifkin. All are dressed in formal attire.
Dates: circa 1952
Overview Adolph Kiesler sits surrounded by his daughters and granddaughters. Standing left to right Peggy Rifkin, Joe Sheftel, Susan Rifkin, Max Rifkin, and Mildred Williams. Seated left to right Raisie Rifkin, Naomi Sheftel, Adolph Kiesler, Judy Rifkin, and Wendy Rifkin.
Dates: circa 1956
Overview File contains newspaper clippings from 1962-1994 that are about individual people in the Jewish Denver community. The majority of the articles are from the early 1980s.
Overview Members of the Sheftel and Kiesler families sit around a large dining table during the 25th wedding anniversary celebration of Joe and Naomie Sheftel. Identified in the photograph are Shirley Sheftel Wenner, Joe Sheftel, Naomi Sheftel, Raisie Kiesler Rifkin, Eddie Sheftel, Moe Lackner, Ann Wenner, Steven Wenner, Max Sheftel, Sheldon Sheftel, Fay Sheftel, Max Rifkin, Roger Sheftel, Dorothy Sheftel, Joe Wenner, Mickey Sheftel, Goldine Lackner, Gordon Wenner, Ann Sheftel, and Abe Sheftel.
Dates: 1947 June
Overview East European Jewish immigrant, Adolph Kiesler, became a noted Colorado philanthropist. Born in Rumania in 1880, Kiesler settled in Denver's West Colfax Jewish neighborhood at the turn of the century, when he began as a peddler. He later recalled "I worked for fifteen cents a day at odd jobs, and then I got a job carring eoal for seventy-five cents a ton." Like so many immigrants, he scrimped and saved and after fifteen years and a variety of jobs, he had saved enough money to launch the...
Overview The Kiesler family sits in an open topped car. Back seat left to right Mildred Kiesler, Sara Kiesler, and Naomi Milstein. Front seat Raisie Kiesler and Adolph Kiesler. Background looks like Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Dates: circa 1922