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Center for Judaic Studies

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Curriculum Guide

A Curriculum Guide for the Study of the Early History of Jews of Colorado—created in 1998 by the Center for Judaic Studies, Penrose Library and the Central Agency for Jewish Education in Colorado—covers the following:

  •  the impact of Jewish pioneers on development and growth of specific Colorado communities;
  •  similarities and differences among early pioneers, regardless of country of origin;
  •  the creation and development of health institutions on the population of Colorado and the United States; and
  •  the creation and development of charity organizations, and development of charity organizations by members of the Jewish community for the benefit of the community at large.

Beginning in 2000, the University of Denver digitized photographs, and material culture textiles and objects of the Beck Archives as part of the Colorado Digitization Project.

Images of many of the material culture items and highlights of the 5,000 photographs are available at the online exhibit Images of Pioneer Jewish Families.

Portions of the guide and the online exhibit are available online via PDF. When you buy the Curriculum Guide from the RMJHS for $25, you'll also receive the guide in video format.