Papers of P.Goldberg

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the United Synagogue and Chief Rabbinate: List of the United Synagogue archive by Cecil Roth, 1930; Act of Parliament, 14 Jul 1870; Acts of Parliament, 1880, 1926 and 1954; 2 deeds of foundation and trust, 13 Jan 1871; annual reports, 1923-40 [not complete]; account of joint celebration, 1931; notes on synagogue membership, 1936; 2 copies of the United Synagogue newsletter, 1941; laws and bye-laws of the Burial Society, 1955. Notes of day to day decisions by Sir R.Waley-Cohen, 1945-6; notes of general meetings, 1945; notes on staff and salaries, 1931-45; notes for United Synagogue treasurers, 1946; notes on United Synagogue properties, 1938-43, 1947; notes on Cricklewood Synagogue, 1931; queries on lease rentals, 1947; draft notes for departments, 1946; papers about the presentation of money to Goldberg, 1945-6; aide-mmoire on office arrangements, 1946. Agenda and reports of the council of the United Synagogue, 1920-46. Correspondence, 1928-47, including correspondence with Dr L.Rabinowitz, Revd E.Lipson, Joseph Goldberg, Sir R.Waley-Cohen, Frank Samuel, Sir L.Hore-Belisha and Sir R.Waley-Cohen, and a letter appointing A.H.Silverman as secretary, 1946. Papers relating to Goldberg's appointment, service and retirement as secretary of the United Synagogue, 1921-47; letters on Goldberg's completion of twenty-five years with the United Synagogue, 1945, and letters on his sixty-fifth birthday, 1952. Notes on the United Synagogue, 1944 and on the burial ground in Alderney Road, 1939, with related correspondence. Chief Rabbi's committee and proposed conference, 1913; interview at the Ministry of Health on burials, 1924; correspondence, 1922- 50, including with the Jewish Refugees Committee and the Council of Christians and Jews; Chief Rabbi's Religious Emergency Council Report, 1945. Chief Rabbinate papers, including report of executive committee, 1911; notes on election of Chief Rabbi, 1911-13; summary of procedure, 1911-13; notes, 1911-13, 1940-1. Chief Rabbinate conference papers, including notes, 1945, 1948; reports, 1947-8; draft reports, 1947-8; correspondence and notes, 1947; notice and statements, 1947; chairman's notes for meeting, 1948. Other institutions: Letter to Sir R.Waley-Cohen about the Beth Din and shechita, 1929, together with notes on the Beth Din, 1946. Correspondence with Clifton College, 1947. Correspondence and a report regarding Tivoli House School, Gravesend, 1910-14, 1929-30. Letters and notes relating to the Burial Society and Committee for the Proclamation of Jewish Ethics, 1954. Letters and papers relating to the Boards of Visitors of Portsmouth and Parkhurst Prisons, 1952-4. General and communal papers: Article on Sir Robert Waley-Cohen at seventy, 1947; proofs of Treasury of prayer, together with related correspondence and papers. Lecture papers on Judaism and the future, 1940; moral leadership, 1944; democracy's dangers, 1944. Biographical and family material: Genealogies; correspondence; grand lodge certificate of Joseph Goldberg, 1871; copies of inscriptions of tombstones; biographical entries in a prayer book, 1885-1913; marriage certificate of Victor Goldberg and Henrietta Berkowitz, 1883; examination certificate of Victor Goldberg, 1866; school reports of Philip Goldberg, 1896-7; letter, curriculum vitae and testimonial of Philip Goldberg; matriculation certificate for the University of London, 1904; commission as second lieutenant, 1916; wedding invitation, 1923; newspaper cuttings, 1920-1, 1937; marriage certificate of Raphael Joseph Bar Avigdor to Sheba Meshulam, 1852; business and home cards. Personal papers: Letters from Philip Goldberg to his mother, 1916; family letters, mainly to his brother Joseph, 1942-59; correspondence, 1924-55; obituary notice, 1957; press cuttings, 1911-13 and 1937.

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip Goldberg was secretary of the United Synagogue, 1921-47. His papers contain official and other material relating to the United Synagogue, together with papers relating to other institutions, to general communal matters and biographical family material and personal correspondence.

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