B'nai B'rith Colorado

A nonprofit organization

We envision improving the lives of every Jewish individual and family in Colorado.

We plan to become the single largest hub for community service projects in the Colorado Jewish community and impact the lives of over 100,000 Jewish Coloradans annually.


I'm so happy we're able to do this again! And so grateful that you're organizing it again.


Leba Hirsch

2) Such a wonderful program...Yashar Koach to all involved!

Shabbat Shalom,
Dan Mariaschin


B'nai B'rith is the oldest, largest, and most active Jewish community service organization, world-wide.

B'nai B'rith Colorado brings the Colorado Jewish community together through acts of service and bettering the world around us. In Colorado, B'nai B'rith has been in continuous operation since April, 1872. We are proud to be the longest continuously running Jewish organization in Colorado.

​B'nai B'rith International is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the globe. We are a national and global leader in advancing human rights; Israel advocacy; ensuring access to safe and affordable housing for low-income seniors and advocacy on vital issues concerning seniors and their families; diversity education; improving communities and helping communities in crisis. Since 1843, B'nai B'rith has played a vital role around the world. Making the world a safer, more tolerant and better place is the mission that still drives our organization.

Background Statement

The B'nai B'rith Denver Lodge No. 171 received its charter from the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith on April 7, 1872. David Kline was the first president and Louis Anfenger was the first secretary. Charles M. Schayer served as president in 1876. The Denver Lodge developed out of the Denver Hebrew Cemetery Association. Lodge No. 171 and has been very active in Colorado and the West. When the Ku Klux Klan rose to power in Colorado politics, the Denver Lodge created Colorado's Anti-Defamation League to battle the Klan. During World War II the Denver Lodge sent packages to soldiers, promoted the sale of War Bonds, and raised funds for the Red Cross. The B'nai B'rith Denver Chapter created the Mountain States Hillel Foundation, and the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO). One of the most important projects of Lodge 171 was the vital role it played in establishing the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives in 1899. In addition, Lodge 171 established the West Side Boys Club to help rehabilitate juvenile delinquents. The Denver Lodge restored and continues to maintain the Jewish cemetery in Leadville. It has been providing PPE throughout Colorado and support for food banks during COVID 19. It has been a pivotal Jewish philanthropic and social service organization in Denver from 1872 through today.

Organization Data


Organization name

B'nai B'rith Colorado

other names

B'nai B'rith Colorado, BBC, B'nai B'rith Denver, Denver Lodge 171 of B'nai B'rith

Year Established


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Public & Societal Benefit

Organization Size

Small Organization


2390 S Race St
Denver, CO 80210


1120 20th Street NW Suite 300N
Washington D.C., DC 20036

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US




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