Document type: DU Image
Collection: Beck Archives Photograph Collection  
Title Jacob and Charlotte Gordon and their Daughters
Collection Title Beck Archives Photograph Collection, Families and Groups
Date Created circa 1920
Description Jacob and Charlotte Gordon stand in front of a building. In front of them are their daughters, Bess (with a large bow), Baila, and Eleanor. A son born later is not shown in the photograph. Jacob, a schohet (a kosher slaughterer in the Jewish tradition), Talmudic scholar, and later a mohel (one who performs the ritual circumcision), migrated to Denver, Colorado, in 1914 from Russia to join his uncle, Velvel Heller. By 1917 Jacob Gordon saved enough to bring his wife and daughter Bess from Russia and the family settled on Denver's west side. Two more daughters and a son were born in Denver. Charlotte Gordon was a founder of the Beth David Sisterhood, which was organized for the purpose of building a school for Jewish education on Denver's west side. As treasurer she collected dimes and quarters for the school in the neighborhoods on the west side of Denver. The Sisterhood merged with the Denver Hebrew Institute and became the Hebrew Educational Alliance.
Subject - Topic Jewish families
Jewish children
Social life and customs
Subject - Personal Name Gordon family
Gorden, Jacob
Gorden, Charlotte
Gorden, Bess
Gorden, Baila
Gorden, Eleanor
Heller, Velvel
Subject - Corporate Name Beth David Sisterhood (Denver, Colo.)
Hebrew Educational Alliance (Denver, Colo.)
Subject - Occupation Butchers
Subject - Genre Portraits
Subject - Geographic Colorado
Denver (Colo.)
Current ID B063.05.0013.00016
Legacy ID Photo Book #157.
Publisher University of Denver
Place of publication Denver, Colorado
Type of Resource still image
Form Photographic prints
Extent 1 item, (photograph), 7 x 5 inches, black and white
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
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