Social service -- Colorado -- Denver
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Mary Jacobs (1902-1994) grew up in Denver and was involved extensively with social service organizations in Denver including the National Council of Jewish Women, which she was President of Council 1954-55, Jewish Family and Children's Services and the Allied Jewish Community Council. The Mary Jacobs Papers contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, by-laws, speeches, notes, board meeting agenda, newsletters and notebooks related to Mary Jacobs from 1950 through 1988.
Overview Childhood in Humboldt, Tennessee- first Jewish child born in Humboldt, brother was first Jew buried in Humboldt, Tennessee and prominent city figure so the city allowed the funeral service to be integrated. Came to Denver in 1928 for husband’s work, thought Denver was only tuberculars and asthmatics at first. She was president of NCJW from 1942-44 and activities of the Council. Formation of Temple Micah.
Overview Topics cover Carol’s time serving with the NCJW, first as VP in the early 1960s and as president from 1967-1969; talks about Council’s work in the Civil Rights Movement and in the Middle East.
Overview Topics include Elaine's childhood in Memphis, Tennessee; came to Colorado to visit her brother in 1955 and never left. Talks a lot about segregation, integration of Denver Schools; President of NCJW in 1965, worked with the Job Corps during the Kennedy administration.
Overview Came in 1950 to Denver to work at the University of Colorado Medical School; originally from Texas. In Texas helped to organize a synagogue in small town with few Jews. President of NCJW from 1962-1964. Majored in Chemistry from University of Texas, Austin. Active in Council whole life, joined Denver Council in 1953-54, President 1961-62. Activities of the Council, thrift shop, Cuban settlement and more.
Overview Mary begins with a brief history of growing up in Denver and then talks about her work with the NCJW; started with Junior Council, President of Council 1954-55, council activities, membership and philosophy.
Overview Growing up in Denver on the West Side, taught school and Sunday School; started working with council in early 1960s, VP and then President, activities of the Council and many volunteer efforts through later life.
Overview Family came to Denver when her Mother's brother got tuberculosis, early memories growing up in Denver, father was a salesman. Attended DU and belonged to Temple Emanuel. President of NCJW from 1958-1959, membership council and activities as president. Work with JCC.
Overview Interview covers Saralee's Presidency of National Jewish Council of Jewish Women and the Council's activities, Saralee's childhood in Denver and adult life.
Overview Topics covered: early memories of the Denver Jewish community and family, father started selling pencils outside saloons and eventually started a stationary company; National Council of Jewish Women, social work at the Guldman Center, services provided; time as council president.