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Beck Archives Congregations Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B115

This collection contains materials intentionally assembled by Beck Archives. Materials relate to past and present Jewish congregations, which were or still are located in Denver, Colorado, or the western United States. Materials are originals or copies of items dating from 1906-2004, including receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, member and founder lists, event programs, invitations, legal documents, interview transcripts, brochures, slichos, Hebrew Bibles, and historical background information about the institutions.

Dates

  • 1880-2013

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are mostly in English; some materials are in Hebrew.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (3 legal document boxes and 1 record box)

Scope and Contents

Collection materials relate to past and present Jewish congregations, which were or still are located in Denver, Colorado, or the western United States, including Denver congregations or temples: Congregation Tikvat Shalom, Congregation Zera Abraham, Isaac Solomon Synagogue, Ostrover Synagogue, Roumanian Congregation Yad Achaas, Temple Sinai, United Hebrew Center, Yeshiva Toras Chaim, and Zerah Israel Musach Ashknazi. Other Colorado institutions covered by this collection are B'nai Chaim (Littleton), B'nai Israel (Colorado Springs), B'nai Jacob Congregation (Pueblo), Congregation Beth Evergreen (Evergreen), Congregation Beth Shalom (Centennial), Congregation Har Hashem (Boulder), Temple Beit Torah (Colorado Springs), Temple Emanuel Pueblo (Pueblo), and Temple Shalom (Colorado Springs). There is also a folder of documents relating to Temple Beth Israel, which was located in Boise, Idaho. Materials are originals or copies of items dating from 1906-2004, including receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, member and founder lists, event programs, invitations, legal documents, interview transcripts, brochures, slichos, Hebrew Bibles, historical background information about the institutions, and a copy of a 1941 inventory of Colorado church archives prepared by a division of the Works Progress Administration.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Intentionally assembled materials collected by Beck Archives.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Additional information about Ostrover Synagogue can be found in Ostrover Synagogue Records (B215). Additional information about Temple Sinai can be found in Beck Archives Microfilm and Microforms Collection (B117), Box 33, and in Temple Sinai Slides (B259).

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428