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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

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

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, 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

Small Town Jews: Creating Colorado Communities, 2014

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00013
Abstract Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in small communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.
Dates: 2014

Tillye Levy Box Talk, 1978 April 20

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Identifier: B098.01.0002.00026
Abstract """Box Talk"" on ""Jewish oral history, a new approach to an old story"" was presented during Jewish Heritage Week. Alby Segall gives a lecture on oral history and its place in Jewish history. Segall then demonstrates how to conduct an oral history by interviewing Tillye Levy (née Shulman).Alby Segall works on two oral history projects in Denver, Colo., one interviewing key leaders in the development of local Jewish social service agencies (sponsored by the Allied Jewish...
Dates: 1978 April 20

Tillye Levy interviewed about Lina (Mrs. John) Elsner, 1979 January 2

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Identifier: B098.01.0002.00042
Abstract Tillye Levy being interviewed by Alby Segall about Lina (Mrs. John) Elsner.
Dates: 1979 January 2

Tillye Levy on Jewish Family and Children's Service, 1978 January 12

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Identifier: B098.01.0001.00020
Abstract "Tillye Levy (née Shulman) reviews, in rhyme, the history of the Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS) at the 30th Anniversary Dinner of the JFCS. Levy was one of the founders of the JFCS in Denver, an organization that helped resettle Jewish Holocaust refugees after World War II.Born in Denver, Colo. in 1895, Tillye Mathilda Shulman (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...
Dates: 1978 January 12

Tillye Levy Speech on Oral History Project, 1980 February 3

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Identifier: B098.02.0007.00010
Abstract General introduction to the project of oral histories of Jewish social service organizations with anecdotes of the organizations involved. Recording of presentation given at Men's Hebrew Alliance breakfast.
Dates: 1980 February 3