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Jewish families -- Colorado

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 170 Collections and/or Records:

Spivak Letters, National Library of Israel

 Collection
Identifier: B375
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak was born in Russia in 1861 and died in Denver, Colorado in 1927. He arrived in New York City in 1882 and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1893, Charles Spivak married Jennie Charsky and they had three children: David, Deena, and Ruth. Jennie Charsky was born in Russia in 1871 and briefly studied law at Cornell before graduating from the University of Denver. Because of Jennie's poor health the Spivaks moved to Denver in 1886. Dr....

Star Bakery and Boscoe Family Papers

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Identifier: B252
Overview Star Bakery was founded by East European immigrants Eva and Jacob Boscowitz (Boscoe) in 1907 at 2744 West Colfax Avenue, under the Colfax viaduct. The bakery was first in a 28 by 75 foot building that served as the bakery, office, and as the Boscoe home. The bakery grew to a modernized complex that filled almost the entire block. Early bakery products were distributed in a horse drawn wagon and neighborhood women kept their cholent (type of Sabbath stew) in the bakery overns for the Sabbath...

Ted and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B101
Overview Jessie Shwayder Harsham (named after her grandfather) is a descendant of the Shwayder family, one of the first Jewish families to settle in Colorado. The first member of the extended family, Abraham Rittmaster, arrived in Colorado in the early 1860s and encouraged other family members, including the Rachofskys, Kobeys, and Shwayders to join him in his successful dry goods enterprise in Central City, Colorado. Some family members migrated to other communities in the state, and the Kobeys...

Temple Sinai Slides

 Collection
Identifier: B259
Overview Temple Sinai is a Reform Synagogue in Denver founded by Rabbi Raymond Zwerin in 1967. It is located at 3509 S. Glencoe Street. Collection contains slides, negatives, and architectural negatives from Temple Sinai. Several slides of Rabbi Zwerin from about age 3 on, Zwerin family photographs, photos of Temple events and construction.

The Holy Scriptures, 1947

 Item
Identifier: B407.02.0003.00001
Overview This is "The Holy Scriptures" book. The front of the book reads "The Holy Scriptures" and "Dorothy Anne Katz & Ernest Karl Loeb United In Marriage August 22nd 1948". The first page reads "The Holy Scriptures According to the Masoretic Text" "A New Translation" "With the Aid of Previous and with Constant Consultation of Jewish Authorities" and "Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society of America 5707-1947". There is also some Hebrew text as headings. In the middle of the book, there are...

Toltz Family WWI Ration Books

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Identifier: B262
Overview The Office of Price Administration warned Americans of potential gasoline, steel, aluminum, and electricity shortages in the summer of 1941. It believed that with factories converting to military production and consuming many critical supplies, rationing would become necessary if the country entered the war. It established a rationing system after the attack on Pearl Harbor. George (Gedalia) Toltz, Minnie (Munya) Toltz had three children, Ida Toltz Radetsky, Israel Toltz, and Rose Toltz Mizel....

West Side Reunion Records

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Identifier: B264
Overview A group of Jewsish friends, who had grown up on Denver's Jewish West Side neighborhood, organized a pinic. The Denver West Side Reunion Picnic was held on July 15, 1979. High school classes of 1955 through 1958 were invited. Roberta Greengard, chair of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, prepared questionnaires. Plans were made to have a larger reunion and invite people who had been part of the Jewish West Side. The West Side Reunion was held July 4-6, 1985. Reunion members again...

West Side Reunion Skit and Interviews, 1979 July 15

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Identifier: B098.01.0002.00044
Overview Recording of a skit performed at the West Side Reunion on July 15, 1979 and oral histories conducted at the event with individuals who grew up on the West Side, reminisces of block parties and neighborhood activities in the 1950s and 1960s. Interviewees discuss the relationship between the West Side and the East Side Jewish communities.

Winograd Judd Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B266
Overview Abraham Winograd immigrated to the United State in 1909. He had been born in Biala, Poland. His future wife, Matilda Pinsky had come earlier with her parents and brother from Lithuania. The couple had two children, Eleanor, born in Denver in 1916 and died in Greeley in 2007, ahd Harold Winograd, born in Denver in 1921 and died in Greeley in 1971. Eleanor Winograd married Morris Judd, who was born in Denver in 1916 in Denver and died in Boulder in 2003. Morris was a philosophy adjunct professor...