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Jewish families -- Colorado

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Congregation Emanuel Records

 Collection
Identifier: B258
Overview Congregation Emanuel, the oldest synagogue in Colorado, was founded in Denver by a group of mostly German Jewish immigrants. At a meeting in 1874, members of the congregation decided to draft a constitution and incorporate the congregation as an institution of Reform Judaism. Rabbi Samuel Weil became the congregation's first rabbi in 1876; he served the congregation for only a year and was followed by a number of rabbis whose terms were short-lived. Rabbi William S. Friedman became the...

Oral History Interview with Forrest Meyer, 1984 November 1

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0005.00125
Overview "Forrest Meyer recounts the history of his family, beginning with his father who migrated as a teenager from Poland to Rocky Ford, Colo. He describes his family moving to Ft. Collins, Colo. where his father opened a clothing store. Forrest recalls the role that religion played in his life as a young boy, including the weekly trips his family made to attend Temple Emanuel in Denver. He describes growing up Jewish in a rural town, and the camaraderie that existed between him and his friends of...

Oral History Interview with Frayda Ornsten, 1978 July 17

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0002.00038
Overview Frayda Lynn Ornsten (née Blumberg) discusses her childhood, including the Jewish environment, schooling, and family gatherings. She also discusses her two marriages and her education and career in the field of special education. She talks about her father, Ben Blumberg, and her relationship with him. She reflects on changing attitudes, roles, goals of youth, and her philosophy of life. Went to the University of Denver.

Interview Index notes in Release file B098.01.0022.0003

Oral History Interview with Henry and Leona Frankel, 1977 November 7

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0001.00017
Overview Henry Frankel's family came from Europe and settled early in Denver. They had a few bussinesses. They owned Growth and Progress club and Green Gables Country Club. They were members of Temple Emanuel.