West Colfax (Denver, Colo.)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Sam Bloomfield had a fish market in Bloomfield Park (now Rude Park) that catered to the Orthodox Jews in the West Colfax area. In the early 1920s, philanthropists Isadore Rude, Leopold Guldman, and Mary Reed bought the land and deeded it to the City and County of Denver. The collection contains a scrapbook with articles about a Mesa county scandel involving murder and fish, Sam Bloomfield and his fish market, the West Side neighborhood, and various groups that met at the Park. The scrapbook...
Dates: Other: 1901-1922
Overview The Denver Public Library began the Creating Communities Project in 2008. The library and partners, including the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS), contributed information and digitized images on different Denver neighborhoods. RMJHS contributed images of the West Colfax Jewish neighborhood. In 2012, the project expanded to digitize photographs of individual families. On July 23, 2012, RMJHS and the Denver Public Library had an ice cream social and digitized photographs of the...
Dates: Digitization: 2012
Overview The Hebrew Educational Alliance was founded in 1932 and became the largest congregation on Denver's west side. The Hebrew Educational Alliance was created as a result of the ''alliance'' between the Beth David Hebrew School Sisterhood and Brotherhood, and the Denver Hebrew Institute. The combined synagogue and Hebrew School was organized along Orthodox lines. On October 25, 1932, Rabbi Manuel Laderman arrived in Denver to serve as the first Rabbi of the Hebrew Educational Alliance. In 1994,...
Overview Isadore and Yetta Prezant Levitt and their descendants have lived in Denver, Colorado for over a century. Isadore (Shea) and Yetta Prezant Levitt came to Denver, Colorado from Russia in the early 1900s and settled in the Eastern European Jewish enclave around West Colfax Avenue. The Levitt Family Papers contain a family tree, a reunion directory and scanned photographs. The papers reflect the Americanization of an Eastern European Jewish extended family during the twentieth...
Dates: 1876-1995; Majority of material found in 1940-1952
Overview Lillian Fogel Rubin was born in Denver, Colorado on August 17, 1922 to parents who came from Maczyv, Poland through Ellis Island in 1904. Her parents and aunts and uncles were Orthodox Jews. Lillian Fogel's mother belonged to the Sisterhood at the Hebrew Educational Alliance and the Auxiliaries of JCRS and Beth Israel Hospital. Lillian Fogel lived on the West Side of Denver until she married Herman Rubin in 1947 and they moved to Ogden, Utah. Lillian Rubin died in Ogden, Utah on March 24, 1997....
Dates: Other: 1930-1948
Overview The Fogel and Fallick families lived in both the West Side Jewish community and the East Side Jewish community in Denver, Colorado. The Fallick family attended the Romanian Shul and Nathan Fallick was a founder of the Hebrew Educational Alliance. Max and Ida Fogel’s children were Ladeen (Pluss), Marshall, and Helen Ruth (Mozer). After graduating from the University of Denver’s law school, Marshall Fogel became an assistant district attorney for Denver before entering private law practice....
Dates: Other: 1932-2010
Overview Nettie Limon lived in the West Colfax area of Denver in the early 1900s and contributed to a number of Jewish organizations, including the West Side Benevolent Society. The West Side Benevolent Society was formed in 1906 and purchased land in 1908 for the Golden Hill Cemetery. The collection contains a Certificate for Membership of West Side Benevolent Society 1914; Certificate in Hebrew; Certificate for Contribution of $1.00 for U.S. Jewish Relief Day Special Fund 1916; Grand College Talmud...
Overview Rabbi Yehuda Idel Idelson was born in Navardok, Lithuania in 1874 and married Hadassah Bloch in 1896. Rabbi Idelson arrived in Denver, Colorado in about 1901, an acclaimed Torah scholar and commentator, to become the rabbi at Congreation Tifereth Israel. The small synagogue was incorporated by Polish Jews in 1901 and was located under the Colfax Viaduct in the east European Jewish immigrant neighborhood. Rabbi Idelson’s wife Hadassah and their daughter Dora joined him later in Denver. Finding...
Overview Russian Jewish immigrants Samuel Castille and Zelda Goldberg Rosen settled on Denver's west side and raised 13 children. Their daughter Clara Rosen married Joseph Rosen and they had four children including Selma Rosen who married Osi Sladek. Joseph Rosen began selling newspapers in Denver at the age of seven, starting out as a helper for his future brothers-in-law Max and Al Rosen. Hyman Rosen was born in Denver in 1916, the third youngest of the 13 children of Samuel and Zelda Rosen. He began...
Overview Star Bakery was founded by East European immigrants Eva and Jacob Boscowitz (Boscoe) in 1907 at 2744 West Colfax Avenue, under the Colfax viaduct. The bakery was first in a 28 by 75 foot building that served as the bakery, office, and as the Boscoe home. The bakery grew to a modernized complex that filled almost the entire block. Early bakery products were distributed in a horse drawn wagon and neighborhood women kept their cholent (type of Sabbath stew) in the bakery overns for the Sabbath...