Jewish families -- Colorado
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 176 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Bessie (Mrs. William) Katchen recounts her life in a Russian village and her emigration to America, alone at the age of 14. She settled in Boston, Mass. and worked in poor conditions in a shoe factory. She talks about coming to Denver, Colo. and her life in early Denver. She also discusses the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society where her uncle was a patient. She married William Katchen and after World War I became a citizen so she could bring her mother to the United States. She also talks...
Dates: 1978 July 15
Overview Sam Bock shares the history of his early days in Denver, his parents, education, work history, work on the Moffat Tunnel, and engineering career which took him to Boston. Charlotte- history of Atlovick family, her father Henry Trustman Ginsberg, her parents’ divorce, education and teaching in a Hebrew day school in Baltimore.
Dates: 1983 August 1
Overview Interview covers family memories including the Charsky, Miller, Hornbein and Ellsberg families.
Dates: 1976 October
Overview Covers the life of Irving Stein, born on November 9, 1909 in Poland. Graduated from NYU. Irving and Charlotte married and came to Denver after visiting Denver and really likening the city. Two daughters Susan and Judy. Irving was a realtor and then involved in National Jewish Family Services.
Dates: 1998 March 26
Overview Deena Spivak Strauss discusses her early life and her father Dr. Charles Spivak, a founder, medical advisor, and executive secretary of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). She also talks about the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and her travels as a field worker for JCRS.
Dates: 1982 March 13
Overview Topics include: Education, father was a Rabbi, mother was a midwife, talks about her brothers, grew up in Aspen, family life.
Dates: 1980 October 13
Overview Topics include: Born in Russia, father a cattle dealer; married in Russia to Pinchus Perlmutter who was a plasterer/contractor; first children were a set of triplets, one died, now has 5 children; father came to America and brought back money, was killed in WWI; when immigrating the boat ran into a storm and sank, she and her children were saved on a lifeboat but many died; learning the daven; talks about life in Russia and life in Denver.
Dates: 1979 July 29
Overview "Dorothy Atler (née Robinson) recounts experiences of her childhood, growing up on the family-owned Robinson farm, and her memories of visits to downtown Denver, Colo. and of later living in Denver. She describes meeting her future husband, Noah Atler, and talks about his involvement in civic and religious organizations. This involvement included a boys' summer camp that he personally sponsored for underprivileged children, as well as the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). She...
Dates: 1992 September 18
Overview Discusses life as a pioneer in the thriving mining town of Aspen, family ran business there and prospered, growing up without many other Jewish families, school life, teaching in a country school, moved to Denver around 1924, and talks a lot about her family life.
Dates: 2002 March 22
Overview "Dr. Alfred Neumann recounts his experience as a Vienna refugee and his migration to New York in 1938, where he received graduate training in social work. He discusses his marriage, family life, and positions in social work--most notably his directorship of the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Denver (JFCS) from 1948 to 1976. In this interview Dr. Neumann gives details about the founding of this agency, the various services it provided, and the ways in which Jewish European immigrants...
Dates: 1976 October 6