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Jewish families -- Colorado

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 170 Collections and/or Records:

Bernstein Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B338
Overview Samuel and Heloise Bernstein moved from New York before their only child, Leonard, was born in Denver. Samuel worked in retail clothing. Leonard worked for Denver and Rio Grande RR for over 50 years. Most of the documents center around Heloise, Samuel and Leonard. Collection contains marriage announcements and certificates, death certificates, military certificates, postcards, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the Bernstein family from 1893 through 1966.

Bessie Wedgle Wedding Dress

 Collection
Identifier: B124
Overview

Ellis and Bessie Ruttman Wedgle were married in Denver in 1914 after a brief courtship.The two arrived in the United States around 1912, Ellis emigrating from Poland and Bessie from Russia. In Denver, Ellis worked as a pawnbroker, and Bessie was a seamstress. They lived in Denver's west-side immigrant community and raised four children there. The collection consists of one item, the wedding dress worn by Bessie Wedgle in 1914.

Bloomfield Park Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: B130
Overview Sam Bloomfield had a fish market in Bloomfield Park (now Rude Park) that catered to the Orthodox Jews in the West Colfax area. In the early 1920s, philanthropists Isadore Rude, Leopold Guldman, and Mary Reed bought the land and deeded it to the City and County of Denver. The collection contains a scrapbook with articles about a Mesa county scandel involving murder and fish, Sam Bloomfield and his fish market, the West Side neighborhood, and various groups that met at the Park. The scrapbook...

Box 1, 1909-1990

 File — Box B151.01.0001: Series B151.01 [U186020738592]
Identifier: B151.01.0001
Overview (1) file folder containing: mounted membership of JCRS, program for ''A Tribute to Quality Education in Denver'', program for Golda Meir, photocopies of newsclippings, photocopy of financial documents, ''Discovery of Golda'' by Max A. Heller, Rocky Mountain News article on Golda Meir's niece's return to Denver, North High program and North High transcript.

Box 10, 1879-2008

 File — Box B111.10.0010: Series B111.10 [U186020742672]
Identifier: B111.10.0010
Overview (10) file folders include: Bennett M. Wayne, Frank and Marion Weinberg, Herman Weinberg, Jacob Weinberger, Joseph Weitz, Rabbi Martin M. Weitz, Freda and Charles Wenger, Morey and Georgia Wolfson, Max Zall, Edna Kean Zivin.

Charles and Louise Michael Rosenbaum Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B340
Overview Charles Rosenbaum was born in Salem, Massachusetts on April 9, 1901 to Russian Jewish immigrants. The family moved to Denver in 1905, where his father died of tuberculosis. Charles Rosebaum peddled newspapers for the Rocky Mountain News when he was very young. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law when he was twenty. Charles Rosenbaum was appointed as a distric court judge in Denver. He was named to the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration in 1957 and was a...

Colorado Jewish Businesses, 1861-1979

 File
Identifier: B112.02.0001.0001
Overview File contains information on the history of Jewish businesses by Ken Bass (copy) covering the years from 1861 to 1979, as well as two copies of the Intermountain Jewish News, one from 1935 and one from 1937. The report by Ken Bass from 1979 is titled "The Story of Jewish Achievement" and covers "The Samsonite Story," "Star Bread Company's Story," "The Frankel Stationery Story," "The Central Electric Story," "The Guggenheim Story," and general "Observations."

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...

Creating Communities Digitized Images

 Collection
Identifier: B406
Overview The Denver Public Library began the Creating Communities Project in 2008. The library and partners, including the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS), contributed information and digitized images on different Denver neighborhoods. RMJHS contributed images of the West Colfax Jewish neighborhood. In 2012, the project expanded to digitize photographs of individual families. On July 23, 2012, RMJHS and the Denver Public Library had an ice cream social and digitized photographs of the...