Colorado

Charles Spivak: Pioneer Jewish Doctor of Denver, Colorado

Dr. Charles Spivak Values Codes I – H – E – L – P   Chaim Spivakofski was born in 1861, in the village of Krementschug on the Dnieper River in the Russian Ukraine. His parents, Samuel and Deborah Spivakofski, gave their only child a good secular,

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Temple Israel of Leadville, Colorado: Once the “Highest” Synagogue in America

Temple Israel of Leadville, Colorado   Leadville, Colorado, originally known as Oro City, is located West of Denver at an elevation of 10,152 feet above sea level – making it extremely difficult to bake a good challah. From the beginning of Leadville’s boom days in the 1870,

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The Shwayder Family: From Back-Pack Peddling to Samsonite Luggage, Denver, Colorado

  The Shwayder Family Values Codes I – H – E – L – P   Isaac Shwayer was born in 1855 in Poland. Hr emigrated to England and studied to be a cantor and rabbi. In Manchester, he met and, after a two year courtship, married

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Otto Mears: Southern Colorado’s Driven Jewish Road Builder and Entrepreneur

Otto Mears Values Codes I- E – L   Otto Mears was born in Kurland, Russia in 1840, the son of a Jewish Englishman and a Jewish Russian woman. His parents died when he was very young, so he was passed between  a series of family members

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Frances Wisebart Jacobs: Denver’s Jewish Pioneer “Mother of Charities”

Frances Wisebart Jacobs Values Codes I – E – L – P   In the golden dome of Colorado’s state capital building are 16 stained glass windows, each a portrait of a prominent pioneer. One woman was chosen for this select group –a Jewish woman — Frances Wisebart Jacobs,

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John Elsner: The “Leading Pioneer Physician” of Denver, Colorado

Dr. John Elsner Values Codes H – I – E – L – P   John Elsner was born in Vienna in 1844, the son of Leopold David Elsner. The Elsners came to America from Preesburg, (Bratislava) on the Danube River. Leopold Elsner became a leader in

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