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Levy, Tillye Shulman (Matilda), 1895-1984

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Tillye Shulman Levy was one of the Denver Jewish community’s most dedicated and effective volunteers. Born in Central City in 1895, she first became involved in philanthropic charity work as a young woman, after meeting Fannie Lorber, the longtime president of the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children. As a teenager, Tillye worked at the Denver Trunk Factory in downtown Denver, located next door to the Lorber Shoe Company. Mrs. Lorber interested Tillye in the children and soon she was spending Sundays at the Home, visiting and playing with the young charges. After her marriage, Mrs. Levy became a member of the Sheltering Home Board. She later recalled, “Mrs. Lorber really started me off on a career of social service,” which was to include the boards of the Allied Jewish Federation, National Council of Jewish Women, and the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. She spearheaded a number of organizations that helped refugees. The Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society Oral Histories, B098, have a number of audio recordings of Tillye Levy, including one in which she relates the history of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service, in rhyme.
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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Oral History Interview with Tillye Levy, 1978 November 2

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Identifier: B098.09.0009.00003
Abstract Topics covered: Interview focuses on the resettlement of refugees in the Denver area and nationally; need was especially heavy after WWII; adoption services and foster home program; resettling German Jews post WWII and the Russian Jewry later; surveys of Denver Jews.
Dates: 1978 November 2

Oral History Interviews with Tillye Levy and Mary Jacobs, 1978 July 24

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Identifier: B098.09.0009.00006
Abstract Tillye Levy topics covered: JFCS coordinating committee for immigrants, resettling refugees on Denver Plan, adoption and foster services; surveying the elderly community.

Mary Jacobs topics covered: what happened during her presidency of the agency in 1962-63; her husband was treasurer; family life education; utility workshop was to help people work who couldn’t work in the open job market due to age or ability.
Dates: 1978 July 24