Jewish women -- Colorado -- Denver
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Fannie Eller was born in Geishen, Russia, in 1881. She and her family immigrated to America when Fannie was a teenager and moved to the West Colfax area of Denver in 1896. She married Jacob Lorber and became interested in the plight of "tb orphans." In 1907, Fannie Lorber, Bessie Willems, and some other eastern European women founded the Denver Sheltering Home for Jewish Children to care for children of Jewish tb patients at the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives and at the Jewish...
Overview Interviewed by her daughter, Eva talks about Glen Park School (later became Colfax Elementary) and was first PTA president, she was the first female president of Hebrew Educational Alliance, which was meant to be the Young Men's Hebrew Association. She also talks about gathering kosher food with Fannie Lorber for patients in Beth Israel Hospital.