Seraphine Pisko, circa 1940
Seraphine Eppstein Pisko sits at a desk at National Jewish Hospital (NJH). She served as the president of the Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society (renamed the Jewish Relief Society in 1901) and as president of the Denver Council of Jewish Women. She also helped organize the Denver Jewish Settlement House and a free kindergarten to benefit the Eastern European Jewish immigrants on Denver's west side. Pisko became a fund-raiser for the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, and in 1911 she was appointed secretary of NJH and later was named executive director as well as vice president. She was in administrative control of the day-to-day activities until her retirement in 1938.
- circa 1940
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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.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good 5 x 7 inches black and white
Donated by National Jewish Hospital.
Title from back of photograph. ||Appears in ''Images of America: Jewish Denver 1859-1940,'' by Dr. Jeanne Abrams, page 77.
Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on envelope: ''#84 Mrs. Seraphine Pisko at NJH.'' On back of photograph: ''#84 Seraphine Pisko.''
- From the Collection: University of Denver. Center for Judaic Studies. Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives (Beck Archives) (Organization)