Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:
A. Cwengel was born in Capulin, Colorado (in Conejos County, in the San Luis Valley). Capulin had a population of between 350-500 within a 25-mile radius, and it was said that the Cwengel family were the only Jews in the region.
The Albuquerque Jewish community dates from 1863 when German Jew Aaron Zeckendorf opened a store in Old Town. "Congregation Albert 1897-1972" documents Albuquerque Jews' subsequent participation in the political and cultural life of the Albuquerque community. Newspaper materials focus on activities and rabbinic opinions in the mid-1980s.
Two student papers from English 2741: American Jewish Literature: Immigrant Fiction taught by Dr. Adam Rovner. Students were assigned to choose an individual represented in the Beck archives that paralleled or contrasted a text chosen from the course. Also included in the file is a copy of the final paper assignment.
An article from Arizona Highways magazine documents the Arizona history of prominent Jewish families who were known for their business acumen and public service. One was the family of U.S. senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
Image is an artistic rendering of the Tivoli building during Frontier Days in Wyoming. It was created by David Halbach, and titled Daddy of em' All.
A Jewish resident of Aspen offers her reflections on Jewish life in Aspen in 1994 and surveys Jewish contributions to Aspen's culture and economy. David Hyman was an early investor in Aspen in 1880 and, along with Elias Cohn, was a major figure in the town's mining industry. Yom Kippur services were held in the Wheeler Opera House in 1889.
Poor Russian Jewish immigrants established the Atwood Colony in 1896 when B'nai B'rith and investment companies encouraged 75 adults and six children to settle in Atwood by offering farm land, seed, water rights, houses, implements, and cattle. The barren colony, lacking promised assistance, was near starvation and failed. By 1899, only a few Jewish families remained.
The Beck Archives Photograph Collection contains photographs, negatives, and other materials which reflect the rich, varied, and vibrant Jewish experience in the Rocky Mountain region, with a special emphasis on Colorado. It also contains some photographs from other states and countries.
One of 12 exhibit display panels from the exhibit "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers." Panel titled "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers" features more hisotrical information, a large image of the national Council of Jewish Women’s picnic, the Anfenger family and Schayer family.