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Oral histories

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

National Council of Jewish Women, Denver Section Records

 Collection
Identifier: B094
Overview The National Council of Jewish Women, Denver Section (NCJW) was a women's philanthropic organization founded by Carrie Benjamin in October 1893 to serve the Denver, Colorado Jewish community. Most of the early members were members of Temple Emanuel in Denver and the collection details the contributions of women to social causes in Denver. Education was an early priority of the Denver Section and classes were held to serve Eastern European Jewish immigrants in the West Colfax area of...

Oral History Interview with Beatrice Weil, 1978 May 22

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00011
Overview Childhood in Humboldt, Tennessee- first Jewish child born in Humboldt, brother was first Jew buried in Humboldt, Tennessee and prominent city figure so the city allowed the funeral service to be integrated. Came to Denver in 1928 for husband’s work, thought Denver was only tuberculars and asthmatics at first. She was president of NCJW from 1942-44 and activities of the Council. Formation of Temple Micah.

Oral History Interview with Carol Leight, 1978 July 14

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00006
Overview Topics cover Carol’s time serving with the NCJW, first as VP in the early 1960s and as president from 1967-1969; talks about Council’s work in the Civil Rights Movement and in the Middle East.

Oral History Interview with Elaine Long, 1978 May 24

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00008
Overview Topics include Elaine's childhood in Memphis, Tennessee; came to Colorado to visit her brother in 1955 and never left. Talks a lot about segregation, integration of Denver Schools; President of NCJW in 1965, worked with the Job Corps during the Kennedy administration.

Oral History Interview with Lillian "Billie" Stein, 1978 April 4

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Identifier: B098.11.0009.00001
Overview Topics covered: Early family life, learning to play the trumpet, father had a Taylor shop; life as a musician with her all girls band “The Harmony Girls”; had been on Junior Council, became vice president and then president of National Council of Jewish Women, activities they did (bowling, theatrical group), early council memories, hat council has done and still does.

Oral History Interview with Marilyn Berenbeim, 1978 May 15

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00010
Overview Came in 1950 to Denver to work at the University of Colorado Medical School; originally from Texas. In Texas helped to organize a synagogue in small town with few Jews. President of NCJW from 1962-1964. Majored in Chemistry from University of Texas, Austin. Active in Council whole life, joined Denver Council in 1953-54, President 1961-62. Activities of the Council, thrift shop, Cuban settlement and more.

Oral History Interview with Mary Jacobs, 1978 April 14

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00007
Overview Mary begins with a brief history of growing up in Denver and then talks about her work with the NCJW; started with Junior Council, President of Council 1954-55, council activities, membership and philosophy.

Oral History Interview with Melba Kirsch, 1978 May 26

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00009
Overview Growing up in Denver on the West Side, taught school and Sunday School; started working with council in early 1960s, VP and then President, activities of the Council and many volunteer efforts through later life.

Oral History Interview with Myra Glick Levy, 1978 June 2

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00012
Overview Family came to Denver when her Mother's brother got tuberculosis, early memories growing up in Denver, father was a salesman. Attended DU and belonged to Temple Emanuel. President of NCJW from 1958-1959, membership council and activities as president. Work with JCC.

Oral History Interview with Saralee Pollock Shaper, 1978 June 13

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Identifier: B098.11.0010.00005
Overview Interview covers Saralee's Presidency of National Jewish Council of Jewish Women and the Council's activities, Saralee's childhood in Denver and adult life.