Subject Source: Lcnaf
Found in 102 Collections and/or Records:
Overview On July 23, 1883, twenty-nine Jews of Trinidad, Colorado met in the home of Sol Jaffe to organize a synagogue. They adopted the name of Congregation Aaron in honor of the Jaffe brothers’ (Sol, Henry, and Samuel) father. Samuel Jaffe, who became Trinidad’s first mayor, was chosen vice-president. In 1889, Rabbi Leopold Freudenthal, became the congregation’s second rabbi and served until his death in 1916. He gradually introduced moderate Reform Judaism. In addition to Jews from Trinidad, many...
Overview The Moses family are dressed in formal attire and posed for a formal studio portrait in Trinidad, Colorado. Left to right are Rosa, Albert, Harry, and Ethel.
Dates: between 1890-1900
Overview Two men, members of the Moses family, stand beside a car in Trinidad, Colorado. One man holds the driver's door open as the other works on the engine.
Dates: between 1900-1920
Overview Correspondence and documeents to and from Rabbi/Dr. Martin Weitz, concerning a variety of topics after he had left Temple Aaron and including considerable corespondence with Beatrice Sanders.
Overview Programs, brochures, and other documents offer detailed descriptions of "firsts" in Trinidad Jewish history and Temple Aaron, including commemorations of 70 years of the local B'nai B'rith lodge, 60 years since the laying of the Temple Aaron cornerstone, Temple Aaron's centennial (1863-1963), and Trinidad as part of Colorado's bi-centennial. Correspondence, articles, and services are also included. Especially poignant are copies of condolence notes after the deaths, due to illness, of two...
Overview Includes articles and correspondence about or from Temple Aaron and various Trinidad Jews: Beatrice Sanders, Gilbert Sanders, Louis Cibull, Rita Moses, Rabbi Martin Weitz.