Papers of Harris M.Lazarus

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Personal papers including agreements and correspondence relating to Lazarus' appointments, notes on Lazarus' career and a copy of his official record at Jews' College, London, six certificates of the University of London, 1900-4; family and other photographs, poems, writings, copies of Lazarus' death certificate and other papers, 1880-1962. Correspondence, with individuals and organisations, 1905-58. 256 sermons and a large number of papers for special services, 1887-1956. Reports, pamphlets and communal papers as well as histories of various synagogues. Sabbath Observance Employment Bureau: annual reports, 1938-53 (incomplete). Reports for Brondesbury synagogue, 1913-29; and papers for the Initiation Society, 1952-5.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harris M.Lazarus (1878-1962) was born in Riga, the son of Julius (Judel) Lazarus and Esther Golda Lazarus. He was educated at Jews' College, London, and became dayan of the United Synagogue, minister of Brondesbury Synagogue, and deputy for the Chief Rabbi, 1946-8. Lazarus was President of the Sabbath Observance Employment Bureau.

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Related Material

MS 178 contains further material for the Sabbath Observance Employment Bureau.

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