Laderman, Bess Malin, 1911-1998
Bess Malin Laderman was born April 2, 1911 in a small village near Kiev, Ukraine. Bess Malin moved to Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 12 and attended public schools and college in Kansas City. She married Rabbi Manuel Laderman in 1933 and the couple moved to Denver, where Rabbi Laderman became the first rabbi of the Hebrew Educational Alliance in 1932. Bess Laderman served in many organizations and was active in the Hebrew Educational Alliance. She was program chair of the Hebrew Educational Alliance Sisterhood for many years and for 60 years, she was a leading force in the Denver Symphony Orchestra. She was elected president of the Denver Symphony Guild in 1964 and served on many committees of the orchestra, including the Family Concert Committee from 1951-1959. Bess Laderman chaired the Denver-Karmiel (Israel) Sister-Committee from its founding in 1977 until 1986. After Rabbi Laderman’s death in 1989, she moved to Israel to join her children and grandchildren. Bess Laderman died in Jerusalem, Israel on January 6, 1998.
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
Alliance Sisterhood, 1956-1989
Contains programs for fund raising events, information on the annual cooking classes and other events.
An Evening of Tribute, 1979
File contains concert tickets to An Evening of Tribute, a program, and a clipping.
Bess Laderman, 1932-1998
Folder contains biographical information on Bess Laderman and her memorial service on March 22, 1998; Hebrew Educational Alliance and the Alliance Sisterhood, including the HEAs farewell to Denver of Bess Laderman; Daniel Goldberger remarks at the unveiling of Rabbi Manuel Laderman's tombstone on October 28, 1990; and miscellaneous newspaper clippings and correspondence from Tim Wirth.
Bess Laderman Papers
Board of Trustees and Committees, 1964-1989
File contains Denver Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, Guild and committee materials, including minutes, reports, correspondence, newsletters, and lists.
Box 1 , 1932-2019
Box 2, 1972-1988
Certificate from HEA to Bess Laderman, 1982
Printed certificate from the Hebrew Educational Alliance Congregation for 49 years of Leadership of the Sisterhood for 49 years and her role in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of HEA.
Circular in Newspapers: Address Cards, 1964
File contains address cards with information on donors for the symphony's yearly advertising supplement in a Sunday Denver Post issue.
Correspondence with the City of Karmiel, 1978-1989
File contains correspondence with Mayor Baruch Venger and the Conservatory of Music in Karmiel and instruments sent to Karmiel; press releases and clippings about Karmiel.