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Gorden, Charlotte, 1890-1960


Charlotte Gorden was the wife of Jacob Gorden, who followed her husband from Russia to Denver. With other members of the Beth David Sisterhood, she founded a Hebrew school which merged and became the Hebrew Educational Alliance. She was the mother of three girls and one boy. Charlotte Gorden was born in Russia in 1890 and died in Denver on February 12, 1960.

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Jacob and Charlotte Gordon and their Daughters, circa 1920

Identifier: B063.05.0013.00016
Overview Jacob and Charlotte Gordon stand in front of a building. In front of them are their daughters, Bess (with a large bow), Baila, and Eleanor. A son born later is not shown in the photograph. Jacob, a schohet (a kosher slaughterer in the Jewish tradition), Talmudic scholar, and later a mohel (one who performs the ritual circumcision), migrated to Denver, Colorado, in 1914 from Russia to join his uncle, Velvel Heller. By 1917 Jacob Gordon saved enough to bring his wife and daughter Bess from Russia...
Dates: circa 1920