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Goldstein (Morris) papers
BANC MSS 2010/875  
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The collection contains a good overview of the life and work of Rabbi Morris Goldstein. More specifically it includes: Goldstein's personal and work correspondence; personal and work related photographs; personal materials relating to family, travel, and schooling; sermons, invocations, and speeches; newsletters and ephemera from various Jewish congregations; Congregation Sherith Israel materials; newspaper clippings and miscellaneous publications; diplomas and awards; two film reels and one vinyl record; and manuscripts of Goldstein's published writings, including a copy of the manuscript of "Land of Mañana Kosher Style: A history of the Jews in Mexico," written by Goldstein and Sidney Kluger.
Morris Goldstein was a rabbi of San Francisco's congregation Sherith Israel (1932-1971) and its rabbi emeritus from 1971 to 1984. He was ordained in 1927, and he received his D.H.L. (1949) and his D.D. (1958) from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Before coming to San Francisco, Goldstein served various congregations in the U.S. and England. In addition to the books he authored on Judaism and Christianity, he also contributed to Jewish and general reference works. In addition, he served as a president of the Northern California Board of Rabbi, was a founder and chairman of the Jewish National Fund of San Francisco, a board member and/or officer of the Jewish Education Society of San Francisco and the Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts, a chaplain of the San Francisco Fire Department, a faculty member of the Pacific School of Religion, and a lecturer at secular and religious colleges in the West. He was also a Freemason and an official in the Rotary Club.
28 linear feet (18 cartons, 1 box, 3 flat boxes, 1 sound disc)
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Collection is open for research.