The contents of the collection consists of correspondence, writings, poems, sermons, autobiographical information regarding
his career as a cantor and materials from the JCC choir including scrapbook contents, copies of newspaper clippings, programs
and photographs, copies of lectures and services, songbooks and musical plays. The collection also includes reel to reel tapes
of services and concerts at the JCC and at the various congregations where he officiated. Fourteen of these tapes have been
transferred onto CD's and are included with this collection.
Born in 1892, Henri Goldberg received his music education at Stern's Conservatory in Berlin, under the direction of Professor
Gustav Hollaender. He was director of the Detroit Jewish Folk Chorus for 15 years, performing with guest artists such as Alexander
Kipnis and Regina Resnik . Simultaneously, he was choir director for the largest Conservative Congregation in Detroit, Sharey
Zedek , music teacher at various Jewish schools and choirmaster of several secular choirs in nearby cities. In 1959 he was
appointed cantor and choir director for Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California. In 1963, in San Diego, he was cantor for the
brief life of Temple Solel, a breakaway congregation from Congregation Beth Israel and cantor after its merger back into Beth
Israel in 1968. He also held positions at Tifereth Israel Synagogue and Beth Tefilah Congregation in the 1970's. He directed
the Jewish Community Center Choir at the 54th St. Jewish Community Center during the 1960's. He was also an avid fisherman.
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