Rabbi Manuel Laderman




August 25, 1909

Place of birth

United States

New York



November 27, 1989

Place of death

Friends and Family

Hebrew Educational Alliance

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Rabbi Manuel Laderman


Rabbi Manuel Laderman was born in New York City on August 25, 1909 and died in Denver November 27, 1989.

He was the first rabbi at the Congregation Hebrew Educational Alliance and served as chief rabbi from 1932-1979 and was the rabbi emeritus until his death in 1989. He earned his ordination in the early 1930s from the Hebrew Theological College, and then earned his Ph.D. in Theology. Rabbi Laderman married Bessie Mallin in Kansas City, August 6, 1933. He was a professor at many Universities and colleges in the Denver area, including the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver. He was widely recognized as one of the top-ranking Denver clergymen from all faiths. He spent his life working on civil rights, improving relations between Jews and Christians.

He helped the Allied Jewish Community Center to enlist the widest possible support of the United Jewish Appeal in order to relieve Jews in Europe after World War II. He was a member of many Jewish and secular organizations. He also served with great distinction as chairman of the Denver Board of Health and Hospitals, president of the Adult Education Council of Denver, Board member of the Denver Symphony Society, and Board member of the Allied Jewish Federation, the American Red Cross and the American Medical Center.

The Denver General Hospital (Denver Health) dedicated the Regional Trauma Center to him on April 12, 1994. A bas relief of Rabbi Laderman was dedicated on February 21, 2019, in the lobby of Denver Health. The collection contains sermons and notes, speeches, lectures, writings, educational materials and information on the many organizations in which he served.

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