Synagogues -- Colorado -- Denver
Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:
Interview covers the reasons for breaking away from BMH, the early days of Rodef Shalom, Rabbis getting new members, the school, the Sisterhood and the Men's Club, the congregation's Board, and the schism (division) within the congregation.
Interview covers Ernest fleeing Germany in 1939 for Shanghai, eventually coming to the US in 1949; focus is on founding of Rodef Shalom and history since; separating from BMH.
Interview covers Dr. Myron Wilkoff and his wife Freida deciding to leave BMH, Myron was the first president and one of the 10 founders of Rodef Shalom; the congregation was founded in Myron and Freida's home in 1953. Covers the beginnings of the congregation, why and how it came into being, time as the first president.
Both founding members of Rodef Shalom, the interview discusses the beginnings of the congregation, leaving BMH and the reasons for starting a synagogue, Presidents of the synagogue, beginning of the Rodef Sisterhood and the religious education at Rodef Shalom.
Topics include Harry's experiences in the Army during World War I and serving with General Maurice Rose; how Henry came to Denver, opportunity school, the 10th Street Shul and Beginnings and activities at Rodef Shalom.
Interview covers briefly Jack and Margot's background, both originally from Germany (Margot escaped in 1939, Jack not until after the War in 1946), early members of the congregation, adult education, school programming and youth group at the synagogue.
Max P. Cowan describes his early life in West Denver, including synagogues and rabbis, life in cattle dealing and ranching in Colorado later in his life.
Rabbi talks about his early career, how he came to Rodef Shalom, the atmosphere of the congregation, education, problems with growth and expansion of the synagogue.
Rottman discusses his involvement with Rodef Shalom, serving as president, serving on the Board of Directors, important events, reminisces of Rabbis who have served the congregation and the year the congregation was without a Rabbi.
Early history of Rodef Shalom, of which Walter was a charter member, he served as president from 1968-1969 and was also Man of the Year.