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Striker Family Religious Objects

 Collection
Identifier: B254

The Striker family is a Denver Jewish family descended from the Jacobson, Fine, and Fishman families. The collection consists of religious materials that belonged to the Striker family or its ancestors. Materials include a tallit and bag, leather tefillin and accompanying bag, a machzor (or prayer book) circa 1909, and a Hebrew Bible.

Dates

  • circa 1900-1909

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in Hebrew with some English.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials that belonged to the Striker family or its ancestors. Materials include an ivory silk tallit (also referred to as a tallis), a tan cotton tallit bag, leather tefillin for the head and hand and an accompanying black bag, a Rosh Hashanah machzor (or prayer book) given to Esther Fishman Striker on her wedding day in 1909, and a Hebrew Bible with a mother-of-pearl cover.

Biographical / Historical

The Striker family is a Denver Jewish family descended from the Jacobson, Fine, and Fishman families. Betty Fine Striker is the daughter of Pearl Jacobson and John S. Fine, who were married in 1917 (John Fine would later serve as Colorado Assistant Attorney General). Betty Striker's parents-in-law were Alex Striker and Esther Fishman Striker, who were married in 1909 and had three children: Paula Gladys, Irwin, and Belford.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into one series:; 1. Objects, circa 1900-1909.;

Condition Report

Cover is worn and half of front cover is torn off. (BLS, 2010-12-13)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Betty Striker, August 2, 1996.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Photographs of John S. Fine, Pearl Jacobson Fine, Alex Striker, and Esther Fishman Striker may be found in the Beck Archives Photograph Collection (B063).

General

One of the objects in this collection is known as a tallit according to Sephardic pronunciation or a tallis according to Ashkenazic pronunciation, so in documentation it is alternately referred to as tallis or tallit.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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