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Gorden, Jacob, 1887-1977


Reverend Jacob Gorden was born in Russia on June 15, 1887 and died in Denver, Colorado on March 7, 1977. His wife was Charlotte Gorden. He became a Reverend at the Hebrew Educational Alliance. He was the father of Bess Gorden Hayutin, who was born in Russia and immigrated with her mother to the U.S. at the age of three, to follow Jacob. Reverend Jacob Gorden had established himself as a mohel and schochet, or ritual slauterer of kosher meat in Denver's West Side Jewish community before the rest of his family joined him.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

At Home on the Range: Colorado Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Growers, 2015

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00014
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Growers in Colorado. Written and directed by Jeanne Abrams for the 2015 RMJHS Dinner.
Dates: 2015

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

Jacob Gorden Papers

Identifier: B281
Overview Collection contains correspondence, and notes related to Jacob Gorden from 1920, documents, and digitized photographs from circa 1900 to 1969..
Dates: circa 1900-1969