Jewish hospitals -- Colorado -- Denver
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society was known as the JCRS and was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1904 as a non-sectarian sanatorium to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients, free of charge, in all stages of the disease. The society was one of the leading tuberculosis sanatoria in the country at the turn of the century founded by a group of immigrant Eastern European Jewish men, many of whom were themselves victims of TB. Headed by Dr. Charles Spivak as Secretary (1904-1927) and by Dr. Philip...
Overview Collection contains scrapbooks, programs, newspaper clippings, plaques, a U.S. Bureau of Customs flag, awards, scrolls and posters related to John E. Streltzer. Humanitarian John E. Streltzer was born in Denver on June 2, 1901, the son of Ben and Rebecca Streltzer in Denver's West Side. He met Sarah Safran in 1923 at a club he had helped organize on the West Side. John and Sarah Streltzer established a wholesale office supply business and he served nearly three terms as a member of...
Overview Handwritten letter from Mrs. B. Schraiberg to C. D. Spivak. Schraiberg tells Spivak that Mrs. Hornstein is leaving the County Hospital because the doctor ordered her to go where she can get some fresh air. Mrs. Schraiberg then asks Spivak if he can admit Hornstein into the sanatorium. She signed the letter with her name and address.
Overview In 1899, the Jewish community erected National Jewish Hospital (NJH), the first sanatorium in Denver, Colorado for tuberculosis victims. With the financial assistance of the International Order of B'nai B'rith, the hospital served Jews and gentiles alike and accepted indigent patients free of charge. The NJH adopted a program that emphasized the benefits of fresh air, good nutrition, and rest. Some of the physicians associated with the hospital included Dr. Saling Simon, Dr. Robert Levy, and...
Overview File contains menus from National Jewish Hospital (NJH) in Denver, CO. from 1917 to 1926. File includes handwritten notes about menus for the week, small typed menus for individual days with a place at the bottom for the patient's name, and large typed menus for individual days. NJH menu items are listed. Food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is listed on each menu.
Overview Interview discusses growing up in Leadville, CO; Jewish community. family, childhood activities; beginning her career as a field worker for National Jewish Hospital.
Overview Topics covered: Brief history of Mrs. Frankle, history of the Federation, fundraising goals, primary functions, WWII, fund raising, serving on the board, Community Chest (now United Way), president of Allied, Frankel's family background, other Jewish communities, Jewish culture and community in Denver.
Overview Interview covers Henry (aka Ruby) Rubenstein's arrival in Denver from Russia by himself at the age of 14. He was also a patient at JCRS and later an employee. He talks about his memories of Dr. Charles Spivak, patients, living and working at JCRS and JCRS events.
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains a photo album, photographs, bulletin pages, drawings, lithographs, and contact sheets of the campus and buildings, patients and family, staff and volunteers, auxiliaries and conventions, and activities connected with the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and the AMC Cancer Research Center.
Overview In 1976 the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS) began conducting interviews of Denver's long-time Jewish community members in an effort to record oral histories reflecting Jewish history and culture in Colorado. The interviews were made by the former and current directors of RMJHS as well as its trained volunteers. These recordings of Jewish men and women reveal information about the history of various individuals and families, Jewish organizations, religious groups, medical...