Rifkin, Max, 1911-1985
Max Rifkin was born May 17, 1911 and died in Denver in February 1985. He married Raisie Kiesler in 1940 and they had four daughters: Judy, Peggy (Lehmann), Wendy and Susan.
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
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 Confirmation class of 1928 at Congregation Beth Ha Medrosh Hagodol. Twenty eight young men and women stand on either side of Rabbi Kauvar. Most are identified, Pearl Steinberg, Julia Mendelson Ackerman, Helen Rosenthal Steinberg, Cecilia Lehrman Bedz, Elsie Phillips, Rabbi Kauvar, Gertrude Phillips, Ruth Goldstein, Rebecca Reinveitz Rosenthal, Frayda Tannenbaum Karsh, Rowena Akers Weinstein, Ruth Richman Golden, Ira Beck, Irving Friedland, Al Cook, Max Rifkin, Sam Fortner, Stanley Samuelson,...
Dates: circa 1928
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 Rifkin family wearing formal attire pose together in a living room. Left to right Raisie Rifkin sits holding Judy, Peggy, Susan, Max, and Wendy sitting on the floor in front of Max.