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Formal portrait of Rabbi William S. Friedman, circa 1935

Identifier: B063.06.0033.0008.00002


Head and shoulders portrait of Rabbi William S. Friedman wearing pince-nez glasses. Rabbi Friedman became the rabbi of Temple Emanuel in 1889 at the age of 21 and served until 1938. A graduate of Hebrew Union College and a leader in the movement of Reform Judaism, he specialized in classic oratory and maintained a high civic profile in Denver, Colorado. He was a founder of National Jewish Hospital and Community Chest, a nonsectarian charity organization.


  • circa 1935

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2 Items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection contains materials intentionally assembled by the Ira M. and Peryle Hayutin Beck Memorial Archives of Jews in the Rocky Mountain region. The bulk of the photographs are from or related to various towns in Colorado, but the collection also contains photographs from other states in the western United States and other countries. There are some 19th century photograph types represented in the collection, including albumen prints, daguerrotypes, tintypes, post cards, colorized prints, cabinet cards, and cartes-de-visite.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 14 x 11 inches black and white


Donated by Temple Emanuel in 1982.


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Stamped on back of photograph: ''Congregation Emanuel, 51 Grape Street, Denver, Colorado 80220.'' Handwritten on back of photograph: ''Rabbi Wm. S. Friedman c. 1935; #21; Credit: Beck Archives, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver.'' On a piece of paper taped to the front of the duplicate copy: ''Dr. William S. Friedman; Rabbi Temple Emanuel; March 1889 - May 1938; Rabbi Emeritus - 1944.''

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
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