Jewish Roots of West Denver

Men pose by the cornerstone at Yeshiva Toras Chaim at 1400 Quitman Street in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver, Colorado; men, women, and a police officer are in the background. Rabbi Mordechai Burstein, Ed Rosenbloom, Ed Grinus, Judah Gordon, and S. J. Rosenbloom are in the foreground.

More than 100 years ago, West Colfax was developed as the residential and commercial home of Denver's original Jewish population.

Today you can be a part of the West Side Jewish Roots Projects at the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales branch of the Denver Public Library at West Colfax and Irving.

This important project will allow current generations to hear the voices, see the places and people, and share the memories of this vibrant community through an interactive digital display.

We are looking for your West Side memorabilia* as well as your financial support to create this important one-of-a-kind installation.  This is also a wonderful way to honor or memorialize your loved ones with a donation to the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation and the Jewish Roots Project.

For more information, contact Community Liaison Judy Joseph at or

* Review our memorabilia/materials acceptance policy.