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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

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