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Jacobs, Sidney S., August 4, 1907- April 13, 1974



  • Existence: August 4, 1907- April 13, 1974

Born on August 4, 1907 in Indianola, Mississippi, Sidney Jacobs was brought to Colorado in his youth, living in Brighton, Manitou Springs, and Denver. He served in B'nai B'rith as President of Denver Lodge No. 171 in 1944. During his presidency, the Lodge roster topped 2,000. Jacobs spearheaded the campaign for funding of a project for a B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation of the University of Colorado. He served four (4) three-year terms as a member of the Board of Trustees of Denver Lodge and was chairman twice.

Jacobs graduated from East Denver High School in 1925, and then enrolled in the University of Colorado at Boulder with the intent to enter the University of Michigan's law program soon after, but he fell in love with the school and the Rocky Mountains, and decided to stay for his law degree. He graduated in 1930 with a law degree and worked for Carl Cline, a Denver lawyer. Since passing the Colorado Bar exam on September 22, 1930, he was active in law until his death. He was married to Mary Nathenson on April 7, 1935. Together, they have a son, Bob Jacobs, and a daughter, Lucille Sharron Jacobs. Sidney and his wife Mary visited Israel during the National Council of Jewish Women Tour of Israel and Europe in 1965, and in 1973.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

B'nai B'rith Membership Drive, 1939 November

Identifier: B063.04.0004.00028
Abstract Left to right: Col. Al Hirschfeld, Capt. W. Capilo, Capt. Sid Jacobs, Dr. Ed Silverberg, Capt. Sidney Schwartz, Capt Leon Ginsberg, and Col. Sam Schafer pose together in a hallway during a B'nai B'rith membership drive.
Dates: 1939 November

Gift Containers for Shipment to Armed Forces Overseas, circa 1944

Identifier: B063.04.0029.0004.00001
Abstract Ben Blumberg and Sidney Jacobs, dressed in suits, stand on either side of a truck loaded with packages for B'nai B'rith servicemen during World War II. Ben Blumberg and Sydney Jacobs were leaders in the Denver chapter of B'nai B'rith. The truck is from Tom's Express, a moving company and is parked in front of an inn.
Dates: circa 1944

Jewish Event, between 1940-1960

Identifier: B063.05.0052.00079
Abstract Six men pose together at a Jewish event including Rabbi Kauvar (standing left), Jesse Shwayder (standing right), and Sid Jacobs (sitting right).
Dates: between 1940-1960

Mary and Sidney Jacobs in Costume, between 1960-1974

Identifier: B063.05.0052.00030
Abstract Mary Jacobs and Sidney Jacobs dressed as Mary Poppins and Bert.
Dates: between 1960-1974

Sidney Jacobs , November 18, 1953 - November 13, 1985

Identifier: B111.06.0006.0001
Abstract Sidney Jacobs was an attorney with the Allied Jewish Federation.
Dates: November 18, 1953 - November 13, 1985