Jews -- Colorado -- Charities
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Allied Jewish Community Council of Denver was established in 1949 with goals to unite the Jewish community of Denver and work to coordinate charitable activities and the advancement of the Jewish community in Denver. Collection contains administrative papers, surveys, pamphlets and brochures relating to the Allied Jewish Community Council of Denver.
Dates: Other: 1950-1980
Overview The American Jewish Committee is a global Jewish advocacy organization established in 1906 in response to recent anti-Semitism and pogroms Russia. It aims to defend Jewish civil rights. Collection contains by-laws, minutes, agendas, membership information, programs, publications, photographs, awards, certificates, and business plans related to the American Jewish Committee Colorado Chapter from 1967 through 2013 when the chapter's Denver branch was closed.
Dates: Other: 1940; 1967-2013
Overview The Bikur Cholim Society, Hebrew for "visiting the sick," refers to the mitzvah (Jewish religious commandment) to visit and extend aid to the sick. The Bikur Cholim Society dates back to the Middle Ages. In 1915, the Colorado Women's Bikur Cholim Society and continued to around 1990. A Denver Bikur Cholim Society exists today and provides many services in addition to those involving health care. The collection consists of a box of alphebetized note cards with payment records, including Mrs. Ira...
Overview Soviet Jews who wanted to emigrate from the Soviet Union were known as "refuseniks." American Jewish students formed the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ) in 1964 and the American Jewish Committee on Soviet Jewry (AJCSI) was also organized that year. Rabbi Samuel Adelman, rabbi of the BMH synagogue, spoke at Temple Emanuel and urged the liberal congregation to help Soviet Jews. Rabbi Raymond Zwerin, Sheldon Steinhauser, and Lillian Hoffman formed what became the Colorado Committee of...
Dates: 1929-1996; Majority of material found within 1968-1978
Overview The Denver Chapter of Hadassah was organized in 1915. Hadassah is a Zionist organization that combine the Jewish emphasis on social welfare with the ideology of Zionism. The Denver Chapter continues to support Israel and to promote health awareness, education, and Zionist youth programs. The minutes, programs, publications, and scrapbooks and scrapbooks reflect the history of a Jewish women's organization with programs in Israel and Denver.
Overview The Grossman family emigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and moved to Denver because of tuberculosis. Abraham Grossman was an active member of the traditional Beth Ha Medrosh Hagodol (BMH) Synagogue and later of the Oheb Zedek Congregation which broke away from BMH in 1911. The Oheb Zedek Congregation rejoined the parent synagogue toward the end of the Great Depression. Abraham Grossman was the proprietor of the Grossman's Haberdashery, located on Sixteenth Street in Denver,...
Overview Harry Pells was Jewish businessman in Denver, CO. He owned and operated an insurance agency and was an active marine. Harry Pells enlisted in the Army in both WWI and WWII. He was later involved in veterans’ organizations, such as the Jewish War Veterans and the American Legion where he organized a toy drive that sent over 50,000 toys to Europe. Collection contains personal papers, news clippings, pamphlets and, a newsletter related to Harry Pells from 1918 through 1986.
Dates: Other: 1918-1986
Overview The Hebrew Progressive Club was organized as a social and charitable organization by recent Jewish immigrants in Greeley, Colorado. It was formed around 1920 and included men and women. The club became a woman's organization and supported such causes as The Children's Campaign, American Medical Center, Beth Israel Hospital in Denver, National Jewish Hospital and the Jewish Home for Asthmatic Children. An auxiliary was formed as part of the Sisterhood of Beth Israel Synagogue in Greeley, which...
Overview The Industrial Removal Office (IRO) was created in New York to Americanize Eastern European Jews, find jobs for the immigrants, and relocate them throughout the United States. The Jewish Relief Society and the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith (B'nai B'rith) in Denver worked to resettle the immigrants in Colorado. Lesser Levy and Milton Schayer headed the industrial removal committee of the B'nai B'rith. The collection contains copies of correspondence from the Industrial Removal Office Records...