David Kline, a Jewish merchan and philanthropist, was born in Bohemia in 1836 and landed in New Orleans in 1855. He and his wife came to Central City by covered wagon in 1860 from Leavenworth, Kansas and moved to Denver in 1865. He served as the first president of Denver's B'naiohemia in 1836 B'nith Lodge No. 171. He and Charles Schayer had also been leading members of the Hebrew Burial Society, which evolved into the Hebrew Benevolent Society. He died in Denver in 1911.
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Overview Brief description of several early Jewish leaders of commerce, philanthropy, religion, and community as well as several Jewish lawyers, doctors, merchants, and politicians in Colorado.
Overview Bound Volume I of meeting minutes from the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, Lodge 171, Denver, Colorado. Minutes are from regular and special meetings and include nominations and elections for officers, trustees, and lecture master; appointments of committees; petitions for membership, new member inductions, and degree appointments; financial information; member issues such as travel, illness, or death; philanthropy; communications from other B'nai B'rith lodges; updates of by laws and lodge...
Overview B'nai B'rith Denver Lodge No. 171 charter listing the names of applicants. A number of Denver's early prominent Jewish pioneers are listed on the charter, including Julius Londoner, David Kline, Fred Z. Salomon and his brother Hyman, Michael Hattenbach, Louis Anfenger, Philip Trounstine, Edward Pisko and Dr. John Elsner.
Overview Formal portrait of Denver Jewish pioneer merchant David Kline, who moved to the city in 1865 and served as the first president of Denver's B'nai B'rith Lodge No. 171. He and Charles Schayer had also been leading members of the Hebrew Burial Society, which evolved into the Hebrew Benevolent Society.
Dates: circa 1872
Overview The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith Lodge 171, Denver, Colorado, was a pivotal Jewish philanthropic and social service organization in Denver from 1872 through today. This fraternal organization received a charter from the National Order of B'nai B'rith on April 7, 1872. David Kline was the first president and Louis Anfenger was the first secretary. Charles M. Schayer served as president in 1876. The B'nai B'rith Denver Chapter created Colorado's Anti-Defamation League, the Mountain States...
Overview Unidentified individuals looking at artwork in the sanctuary at Temple Shalom in Colorado Springs during a RMJHS bus trip to Pueblo. Rabbi David Kline stands to the left.
Dates: 1981 June 14