DU Special Collections

Tillye Levy on Jewish Family and Children's Service

Title:
Tillye Levy on Jewish Family and Children's Service
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1978-01-12
Type:
Sound Recording
Format:
sound recording, length 00:07:11
Description:
"Tillye Levy (née Shulman) reviews, in rhyme, the history of the Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS) at the 30th Anniversary Dinner of the JFCS. Levy was one of the founders of the JFCS in Denver, an organization that helped resettle Jewish Holocaust refugees after World War II. Born in Denver, Colo. in 1895, Tillye Mathilda Shulman (Mrs. Sam) Levy grew up in Central City, Colo. where her father, Robert Shulman owned a clothing store and also the George Washington Mine. When she was a child, the family moved to Denver, Colo. after the mine failed. She married Sam Levy in 1920. In addition to being one of the founders of the Jewish Family and Children's Service in Denver, she was involved in the Jewish Sheltering Home, the National Council of Jewish Women and was one of the original eight founders of the Women's Library Association (WLA) at the University of Denver's Penrose Library."