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Jack Greenwald Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B344

Overview

Jack Greenwald was born June 14, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest son of Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Greenwald (1888 - 1954). Rabbi Greenwald Rabbi Greenwald only knew German and had to learn Yiddish before he became rabbi of the Beth-Jacob Shul in Columbus, Ohio, a Yiddi. Jack Greenwald came to Denver, Colorado in 1946 and received his Bachelor of Science of Law, 1950, and his Juris Doctorate, 1952, both degrees from the University of Denver. Professionally, he specialized in the area of mechanic's liens and public work projects claims, is the author of several editions of "Liens and Claims," and served as president or chairman of sixteen Jewish organizations. The collection contains four Jewish organizational award dinner journals honoring Jack Greenwald, going back to 1974; "Letters to the Editor;" and articles written by Jack Greenwald. Collection also contains correspondence, articles and news clippings about him, and materials from his second Bar Mitzvah, including information on his father.

Dates

  • 1949 - 2012

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in English, with some Yiddish and Hebrew writing.

Biographical / Historical

Jack Greenwald was born June 14, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest son of Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Greenwald (1888-1954). His parents immigrated from Sighet, Hungary (now Romania,) where his father was a journalist for several newspapers, to New York 1924 and then to Ohio in 1925. Rabbi Greenwald only knew German and had to learn Yiddish before he became rabbi of the Beth-Jacob Shul in Columbus, Ohio, a Yiddish speaking synagogue. Jack Greenwald moved to Denver for his health in 1946. He earned a Bachelor of Science of Law from the University of Denver in 1950, a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the DU College of Law in 1952, and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1952. He was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1965. He and his wife Barbara became the parents of a daughter, Debbie Lynn. Jack Greenwald has been very active in the law and the Jewish community in Denver for over 60 years. Professionally, he specialized in the area of mechanic's liens and public work projects claims and is the author of several editions of "Liens and Claims." Jack Greenwald has lectured on Judaism, anti-Semitism, and the State of Israel. He has served as a president or chairman of sixteen Jewish organizations, including Beth Joseph Congregation, the Colorado Section of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, the Hillel Academy Day School, the Colorado Zionist Federation, and the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society. He retired from the practice of law in 2003.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 legal document box)

Scope and Contents

The collection contains papers, publications, correspondence, clippings, copies of articles, and speeches by and/or about Jack Greenwald. Materials highlight Mr. Greenwald's involvement and work with Jewish Day School education, State of Isreal Bonds, and the Anit-Defamation League, and includes many of his personal and editorial writings, as well as four dinner journals.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in five series: 1. Biographical Information and Articles, 1971 - 2010; 2. Writings, 1970 - 1990; 3. Correspondence, 1949 - 2012; 4. Second Bar Mitzvah, 2003 - 2011; and 5. Award Programs, 1974 - 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jack Greenwald.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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