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Laderman, Manuel, 1909-1989



  • Existence: August 25, 1909 - November 27, 1989


Rabbi Laderman was born 8/25/09 in New York City and became Rabbi of the Hebrew Educational Alliance in 1932. He died in Denver on November 27, 1989. He was Rabbi of the Hebrew Educational Alliance for 57 years. He died in Denver on November 27, 1989.


Rabbi Manuel Laderman was born in New York City on August 25, 1909 and died in Denver November 27, 1989 He was the first rabbi at the Congregation Hebrew Educational Alliance and served as chief rabbi from 1932-1979 and was the rabbi emeritus until his death in 1989. He earned his ordination in the early 1930s from the Hebrew Theological College, and then earned his Ph.D. in Theology. Rabbi Laderman married Bessie Mallin in Kansas City, August 6, 1933. He was a professor at many Universities and colleges in the Denver area, including the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver. He was widely recognized as one of the top-ranking Denver clergymen from all faiths. He spent his life working on civil rights, improving relations between Jews and Christians. He helped the Allied Jewish Community Center to enlist the widest possible support of the United Jewish Appeal in order to relieve Jews in Europe after World War II. He was a member of many Jewish and secular organizations. He also served with great distinction as chairman of the Denver Board of Health and Hospitals, president of the Adult Education Council of Denver, Board member of the Denver Symphony Society, and Board member of the Allied Jewish Federation, the American Red Cross and the American Medical Center. The Denver General Hospital (Denver Health) dedicated the Regional Trauma Center to him on April 12, 1994. A bas relief of Rabbi Laderman was dedicated on February 21, in the lobby of Denver Health. The collection contains sermons and notes, speeches, lectures, writings, educational materials and information on the many organizations in which he served.

Found in 171 Collections and/or Records:

Abe and Dora Perlmutter with Rabbi Manuel and Bess Laderman, c. 1975

Identifier: B347.01.00013

This is a photo of Abe and Dora Perlmutter with Rabbi Manuel and Bess Laderman.

Dates: c. 1975

Alliance Highlights, March 1990 - August 1994

Identifier: B429.03.0015.0012

Some issues of the newsletter "Alliance Highlights."

Dates: March 1990 - August 1994

An Evening of Tribute, 1979

Identifier: B429.03.0015.0025

File contains concert tickets to An Evening of Tribute, a program, and a clipping.

Dates: 1979

Bar Mitzvahs, 1957-1972

Identifier: B429.03.0015.0021

Contains Bar Mitzvah charges given by Rabbi Laderman to five Jewish boys during their Bar Mitzvahs and one Bar Mitzvah address.

Dates: 1957-1972

Bess Laderman, 1932-1998

Identifier: B430.01.0001.0001

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.

Dates: 1932-1998

Bess Laderman Papers

Identifier: B430
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1932-2019

Biographical Information and Oral History Transcript, 1932-1988

Identifier: B429.02.0009.0015
Scope and Contents

Folder contains, news clippings, handwritten family trees, biograpical information, and oral history transcript of interview with Rabbi Manuel Laderman on March 4, 1975.

Dates: 1932-1988

Board of Trustees and Committees, 1964-1989

Identifier: B430.02.0001.0009

File contains Denver Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, Guild and committee materials, including minutes, reports, correspondence, newsletters, and lists.

Dates: 1964-1989

Book of Life, circa 1980

Identifier: B429.03.0015.0019

Contains typed pages of honors, remembrances, and dedications of the Hebrew Educational Alliance congregants.

Dates: circa 1980