Jewish families -- Colorado
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 174 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Milt Morris was born in Cleveland in 1915 and his family moved to Denver to find a cure for his mother's asthma at National Jewish Hospital. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1939. Milt Morris served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He taught business law at DU for eleven years. He practiced law in Denver for many years and was a partner in Feder, Morris, Tamblyn and Goldstein where he specialized in real estate law. In 1941, Jean Wohlegarth married her...
Overview The Jewish Community Center originated in 1922 as part of a nationwide movement to provide cultural and athlectic activities to local Jewish communities. The Center operated in various locations until a new location was opened at East Alameda and Dahlia. In 1995, after extensive renovation, the Center was dedicated as the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center. Collection contains programs, publications, events, ephemera, architectural plans and administrative papers from the Jewish Community...
Overview The Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Colorado (JFCS) was created in response to international, national, and local needs of refugees. In 1947, the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Denver, Colorado was created when the boards of the Central Jewish Aid Society of Denver, Colorado and the Denver Coordinating Committee for Immigrants of the National Council of Jewish Women merged. Dr. Alfred Neumann, a social worker, became the full-time director. The agency provided services in...
Dates: 1948 - 2007
Overview Dr. John Elsner was born in Vienna on May 4, 1844 and migrated to America as a young man. Elsner graduated from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 1866, he graduated from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York. After becoming interested in the American West, he led a wagon train into Colorado in 1866 and was Denver's first Jewish physician. He was appointed Denver County physician in 1870 and was the prime mover in the establishment of Denver's first general hospital (now...
Overview Jordon Perlmutter was born in 1931 to immigrant parents and died in Denver on December 7, 2015. He was a Denver builder, real estate developer, and property manager. In 1951, he founded Perl-Mack Enterprises with his cousin Sam Primack. Perl Mack introduced the concept of planned communities in Denver in Northglenn, Southglenn and Montbello. In the 1983 Perl-Mack was dissolved and Jordon and his eldest son Jay founded Perlmutter and Company. Jordon Perlmutter was a trustee of the University of...
Overview Copy of the Judd (Judelovitz or Judelowitz) Family Tree edited by Stanley H. Judd in 1992. A newer version of this family tree can be found in Box 2 of Winograd Judd Family Papers, B266. Judd family tree included because Joe Bernstein married Estelle (Esther) Pollock, a Judd family descendant.
Dates: 1992 September 23
Overview Joseph Gass (1870-1943) and his brother Samuel Gass moved to Liverpool, UK. In the 1880s and they immigrated to the United States in 1890. Joseph Gass lived in the failed agrigultural colony at Atwood, Colorado. He moved to Denver, Colorado and married Mollie Kadish in 1896. Mollie Kadish was born in Russia and was brought to Denver by her father Harry Kadish in 1890 from Brest Litovsk, which was part of Russia until 1918. Harry Kadish was an officer in the Russian cavalry during the Crimean...
Dates: between 1870-2013
Overview The Kaplan family came from Memphis, Tennessee to Denver, Colorado. Gerson and his wife Adelle Trauke Kaplan were the parents of Belle N., Dora G., and Sallie Kaplan who were born in Memphis and died in Denver, Colorado. Collection contains a photograph, memorial books and ephemera related to the Kaplan Family from 1880-1981.
Dates: Other: 1880-1981
Overview Sarah Kahn made a traditional wimple made from the swaddling cloths of Yaacov Ben Naftali Kahn from Boppard, Germany, in 1899. d to the Hupah (marriage canopy) and to good deeds. Amen. Selah." When the Kahn family came to America in 1938, they changed their name to Kern. In 1940, Charles Kern, Yaacov's brother, married Edith Stern in New York City and the couple moved to Denver, Colorado. Edith Stern was born in Germany in 1914 and emigrated to the United States in 1935. She died in Denver in...
Dates: between 1895-1930
Overview East European Jewish immigrant, Adolph Kiesler, became a noted Colorado philanthropist. Born in Rumania in 1880, Kiesler settled in Denver's West Colfax Jewish neighborhood at the turn of the century, when he began as a peddler. He later recalled "I worked for fifteen cents a day at odd jobs, and then I got a job carring eoal for seventy-five cents a ton." Like so many immigrants, he scrimped and saved and after fifteen years and a variety of jobs, he had saved enough money to launch the...