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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 16 Collections and/or Records:

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

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00003
Abstract 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

Fannie E. Lorber Breaking Ground at the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children, 29 April 1937

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00004
Abstract Mrs. Fannie E. Lorber was one of the founders of the Denver Sheltering Home, which opened in 1908. She is shoveling dirt for a groundbreaking of the Lorber Building, with many men and women looking on. From right to left is Arthur J. Kirschstein, Sam Robinson, Tillye Levy, William Cohen, David Harem, Fannie Lorber with shovel, and Sam Grimes. The Sheltering Home began as a home for the children of tubercular patients who came to the sanitoriums in Denver, Colo.
Dates: 29 April 1937

Jewish Family Service of Colorado Records

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Identifier: B345
Abstract The Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Colorado (JFCS) was created in response to international, national, and local needs of refugees. In 1947, the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Denver, Colorado was created when the boards of the Central Jewish Aid Society of Denver, Colorado and the Denver Coordinating Committee for Immigrants of the National Council of Jewish Women merged. Dr. Alfred Neumann, a social worker, became the full-time director. The agency provided services in...
Dates: 1948 - 2007

Mary Jacobs and Tillye Levy, between 1960-1984

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Identifier: B063.05.0052.00028
Abstract Left to right an unidentified woman, Tillye Levy, and Mary Jacobs at an event.
Dates: between 1960-1984

Oral History Interview with Noah Atler, 1978 January 24

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Identifier: B098.08.0009.00002
Abstract Topics covered: Tillye Levey describes the project; Noah a Denver native, talks about JCRS beginnings and history, he was president in 1954 and didn't want to close after it was no longer needed as a TB center so shifted to cancer research; talks about hospital research, the shopping center, commercialized the land after they got rid of the farm; talks a lot about fund raising; differences and competition between JCRS and NJH. Second half on Interview focuses on the B’nai B’rith, camps, social...
Dates: 1978 January 24

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 Interview with Tillye Levy, 1978 May 15

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Identifier: B098.11.0009.00002
Abstract Topics covered: Tillye’s work with the National Council of Jewish Women and her time on the National Board in 1940; council activities, resettlement of refugees, visiting hospitals and homes for children.
Dates: 1978 May 15

Oral History Interview with Tillye Levy, 1976 October 7

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Identifier: B098.01.0001.00003
Abstract "Tillye Levy, née Shulman, recounts her early childhood growing up in Central City, Colo. and later years in Denver, Colo. She describes her introduction to and continuing involvement in various Jewish charitable organizations in the Denver area.Born in Denver, Colo. in 1895, Mrs. (Sam) Levy grew up in Central City, Colo. where her father, Robert Shulman owned a clothing store and also the George Washington Mine. When she was a child, the family moved to Denver, Colo. after the mine...
Dates: 1976 October 7

Oral History Interview with Tillye Levy: National Home For Jewish Children and Allied Jewish Federation Federation, 1978 September 18

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Identifier: B098.02.0007.00004
Abstract Topics include: 1907 began volunteering at the National Home for Jewish Children on Sundays, later joined board in 1917, organization grew and built buildings, activities and leadership, how Federation got started, Nat Rosenberg, Women in the federation, fundraising, Israel tours, donors and effectiveness of the Federation.
Dates: 1978 September 18

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