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Name
Edna Jacobs
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
December and March 1986
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Edna Jacobs
Number
AC 125
Subject
Families
Travel
Education
Occupations
Antisemitism
Girl Guides
Religion
Volunteers
Interview Date
December and March 1986
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Nancy Draper
Total Running Time
Side 1: 36 minutes Side 2: 46 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Edna (nee Frankel) Jacobs was born March 20, 1904 in Toronto, Her parents, Sigmund and Paula Frankel, were early immigrants from Germany. Edna attended Havergal from kindergarten through high school. She studied general arts for two years at the University of Toronto. She married Arthur Jacobs, the son of Rabbi Solomon Jacobs, in 1936. Together, they had one daughter, Patsy and a baby who died during infancy. Edna was involved with the Girls Club and the Junior Council of Jewish Women.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Toronto Girl's Club
Toronto Council of Jewish Women
Geographic Access
Toronto
Germany
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 125 Jacobs\AC 125 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Edna Jacobs shares memories from a trip she and her family took to Biblis, Germany to celebrate her grandparents’ golden anniversary.

In this clip, Edna Jacobs reminisces about several prominent Toronto Jewish families.

Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Girl Scouts were officially founded in 1910 with the establishment of Girl Guides Association in the United Kingdom. They orginated in Britain, but within that same year groups were sprouting up all over the world, including in Canada. The Ontario Council was inaugurated in 1921.
The 69th division was founded on 3 July, 1922. The name was changed several times to: Highland Glen, Humber Highlands, Westwinds, and then Smithfield. The director in 1922 was Lillian Smith. The 69th Toronto Co. met at 254 McCaul St. at the Church of the Redeemer, at Smithfield Public School, and at Clairville Public School. The company shut down on 6 June, 1930 and reopened May 17, 1932.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Girl Guides
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Girl Guides were officially founded in 1910 with the establishment of Girl Guides Association in the United Kingdom. They orginated in Britain, but within that same year groups were sprouting up all over the world, including in Canada. The Ontario Council was inaugurated in 1921.
The 69th division was founded on 3 July, 1922. The name was changed several times to: Highland Glen, Humber Highlands, Westwinds, and then Smithfield. The director in 1922 was Lillian Smith. The 69th Toronto Co. met at 254 McCaul St. at the Church of the Redeemer, at Smithfield Public School, and at Clairville Public School. The company shut down on 6 June, 1930 and reopened May 17, 1932.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Girl Guides
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Girl Scouts were officially founded in 1910 with the establishment of Girl Guides Association in the United Kingdom. They orginated in Britain, but within that same year groups were sprouting up all over the world, including in Canada. The Ontario Council was inaugurated in 1921.
The 69th division was founded on 3 July, 1922. The name was changed several times to: Highland Glen, Humber Highlands, Westwinds, and then Smithfield. The director in 1922 was Lillian Smith. The 69th Toronto Co. met at 254 McCaul St. at the Church of the Redeemer, at Smithfield Public School, and at Clairville Public School. The company shut down on 6 June, 1930 and reopened May 17, 1932.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Girl Guides
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1867
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1867
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 4, 1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Adelaide Cohen, taken outdoors. Adelaide was involved with the Jewish Girls' Club and the Jewish Girl Guides under the auspices of the National Council of Jewish Women.
Name Access
Cohen, Adelaide
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4343
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4343
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Probably taken at Queen's Park.
On left: Capt. Lillian Smith.
Name Access
Smith, Lillian
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1985-3-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4342
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4342
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Standing on right: Capt. Lillian Smith.
Name Access
Smith, Lillian
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1985-3-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4341
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4341
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Centre front: Capt. Lillian Smith.
Name Access
Smith, Lillian
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1985-3-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4340
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4340
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Front, 7th from right: Capt. Lillian Smith.
Flagbearer: Ida Strauss (married Rogers).
Name Access
Smith, Lillian
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1985-3-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4305
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4305
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Smith, Lillian
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1987-2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4337
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4337
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1923
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Scope and Content
Left: Helen Rubinoff (m. Ashman).
Right: Celia Levine (m. Sufrin).
Name Access
Sufrin, Celia
Levine, Celia
Rubinoff, Helen
Ashman, Helen
Danforth Avenue
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1987-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1870
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1870
Material Format
graphic material
Date
21 July 1920
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Fairview cottage was owned by the National Council of Jewish Women and operated by the Junior Council. It was purchased in 1916 as part of their "Fresh Air" work that afforded urban and working girls a respite from the city. It was located at Whitby Beach. Located nearby was a cottage owned by Arthur Cohen and another owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Bertha Draimin. Mrs. Bertha Draimin was President of the Council of Jewish Women at the time that Fairview Cottage was purchased. Adelaide Cohen was the leader of the Jewish Girl Guildes and was the Superintendent of the Jewish Girls' Club, which was established in 1909 by the National Council of Jewish Women.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Adelaide Cohen (centre) with a group of Jewish Girl Guides at Fairview Cottage in Whitby.
Name Access
Fairview Cottage
National Council of Jewish Women (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Girl Guides (Toronto, Ont.)
Cohen, Adelaide
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Whitby (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1866
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1866
Material Format
graphic material
Date
October 9, 1919
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Girl Guides would meet at Orde Street School or McCaul St. School, under the leadership of Adelaide Cohen.
Name Access
Cohen, Adelaide
Orde Street School
Subjects
Girl Guides
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
High Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4295
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4295
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Back row, left to right: Isadore Marcus (President, Goel Tzedec); [unknown]; Rabbi Jesse Schwartz; [unknown]; Sol Kauffman.
Front row, left to right: [unknown]; Ida Strauss; [unknown]; Capt. Lillian Smith.
Notes
Photo by Alexandra Studios.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kauffman, Sol
Marcus, Isadore
Schwartz, Rabbi Jesse
Smith, Lillian
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Girl Guides
Portraits, Group
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 448-449
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
448-449
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is photographs of Ida Strauss in guides uniform on steps of University Avenue Synagogue, Toronto. In one photo she is holding two flags - a Union Jack and a 69th Toronto Guides flag.
Notes
Remnants of black paper backing from original placement in album (?).
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Strauss, Ida
University Avenue Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 450
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
450
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the 69th Toronto Co. Girl Guides at Hamilton City Hall. Right to left: Lil Shulman (married Dr. Ross), Ann Shroeder, Molly Lerner (married Rabbi Katz), Ida Strauss, Ann Albert (Ganz), Ethel Pugen (Dacks).
Notes
Inscribed "Hamilton 1927 69th Toronto Co." on front of photograph.
Remnants of black paper backing from original placement in album (?).
Name Access
Albert, Ann
Lerner, Molly
Pugen, Ethel
Shroeder, Ann
Shulman, Lil
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 455
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
455
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a Girl Guide group in Bronte, Ontario. Pictured left to right are: Molly Lerner, Anna Kernerman, Ida Strauss, and Anne Schroeder.
Notes
Inscribed on front: "April 29/28".
Name Access
Kernerman, Anna
Lerner, Molly
Schroeder, Anne
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Bronte (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 456
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
456
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 8 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Jewish Girl Guides in Bronte, Ontario. From left to right are: Ida Strauss, Molly Lerner, Anne Schroeder, and Anna Kernerman.
Notes
On the front is written April 29/28.
Name Access
Kernerman, Anna
Lerner, Molly
Schroeder, Anne
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Bronte (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 451
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
451
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the 69th Toronto Co. Girl Guides at Hamilton City Hall. Left to right: Ethel Pugen, Ann Albert, Lil Shulman. Top: Molly Lerner, Ann Shroeder, and Ida Strauss.
Notes
Inscription on front: "Hamilton 1927".
A 4x5 negative is available.
Name Access
Albert, Ann
Lerner, Molly
Pugen, Ethel
Shroeder, Ann
Shulman, Lil
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Girl Guides
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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