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Hillkowitz, Elias H.



Rabbi Hillkowitz was born in Kovno, Russia, where he completed his studies to become a rabbi. He served as a rabbi in Kovno before immigrating to the United States and settling in Cincinnati, Ohio. He founded the first Orthodox synagogue there, but moved to Denver in 1890 after developing asthma. He served as Rabbi in the Denver Jewish community and was also an early supporter of the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society (JCRS) sanatorium. Father of Dr. Philip Hillkowitz and Anna Hillkowitz. Also known as: Hillkowitz, Elya.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Regina Collins, 1937-1977

Identifier: B111.02.0002.0015

Includes newspaper clippings regarding the Jewish Pioneers and the Denver Jewry, including Sam Cohen, Sam Wachbel, Mrs. Ray David, Mrs. Hentrietta Bergheim, and the JCRS.

Dates: 1937-1977

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