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Jaffa, Sam

 Person

Opened Jaffa Mercantile Company in Trinidad around 1872 with his brother Henry. He founded Congregation Aaron with his brother Henry and the Sanders brothers Jacob and Simon.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 1865-1950, 2011

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00009
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.
Dates: 2011

Small Town Jews: Creating Colorado Communities, 2014

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00013
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in small communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.
Dates: 2014

Temple Aaron (Trinidad, Colo.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: B133
Overview On July 23, 1883, twenty-nine Jews of Trinidad, Colorado met in the home of Sol Jaffe to organize a synagogue. They adopted the name of Congregation Aaron in honor of the Jaffe brothers’ (Sol, Henry, and Samuel) father. Samuel Jaffe, who became Trinidad’s first mayor, was chosen vice-president. In 1889, Rabbi Leopold Freudenthal, became the congregation’s second rabbi and served until his death in 1916. He gradually introduced moderate Reform Judaism. In addition to Jews from Trinidad, many...
Dates: 1883-1989