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Kesselman, Fern (Bloom), 1913-2002

 Person

Founding member of Rodef Shalom, daughter of Pizer and Ida Bloom who owned Downing's Hardware store. Married Jerry Kesselman.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara A. Bloom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B409
Abstract Sam Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado in 1911. His parents were Pizer and Ida Strait Bloom. Pizer was born in Poland in 1885 and Ida was born in New York City in 1894. The couple opened Downing Coal and Feed store in Denver, Colorado. Sam Bloom married Lillian Gershowitz in 1937 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. They became the parents of three children: Alan Bloom, Barbara Bloom, and Marshall Bloom. Sam Bloom and his parents grew Downing's Hardware Store into the largest appliance store in...
Dates: 1915-2018

Downing's Hardware Store Interior, 1927

 Item
Identifier: B409.02.00002
Abstract Interior of the Downing's Hardware store on Downing Street. Standing in the store left to right: Ida Bloom, Pizer Bloom, unidentified employee, Sam Bloom, and Fern Bloom. Pictured are paints and Celsior paint samples on shelves at the right of the image, a ladder, roll of packaging paper, different sizes of wire, scale with a scoop, watering can, and shelves filled with unkown same size materials. Sam Bloom was born in Denver, Colorado in 1911. His parents were Pizer and Ida Strait Bloom. Pizer...
Dates: 1927

Oral History Interview with Fern and Jerry Kesselman, 1981 July 8

 Item
Identifier: B098.13.0010.00004
Abstract Both founding members of Rodef Shalom, the interview discusses the beginnings of the congregation, leaving BMH and the reasons for starting a synagogue, Presidents of the synagogue, beginning of the Rodef Sisterhood and the religious education at Rodef Shalom.
Dates: 1981 July 8