Levy, Tillye Shulman (Matilda), 1895-1984
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 8 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This folder contains clippings and miscellaneous ephemera about and from the life of Tillye Levy. Many of the items are glued to cardboard scrapbook pages.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943 - 1949
Abstract Folder 2 contains an invitation to a reception paying tribute to Tillye Levy in 1978, an invitation to Tillye's birthday party in 1980, lyrics for a song written for Tillye's 85th birthday, and a copy of the Denver Section of the National Council of Jewish Women's, "75 Years of Service" booklet.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1972 - 1980
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
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: National Home For Jewish Children and Allied Jewish Federation Federation, 1978 September 18
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
Abstract Tillye Levy being interviewed by Alby Segall about Lina (Mrs. John) Elsner.
Dates: 1979 January 2
Abstract Tillye Levy talks about I. Rude (Isadore). Mr. Rude was a Denver Jewish philanthropist with a JCRS and a B'nai B'rith building named after him. He is also the namesake of Rude Park.
Dates: 1978 November 1
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