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Rabbi Aaron Gold Collection

Identifier: MS-0579

Scope and Contents

The Rabbi Aaron Gold Collection mainly documents congregations Gold served in San Diego county and includes biographical information, photographs, newspaper clippings, religious services, sermons & addresses, articles, eulogies, and dedication and event booklets. Additional material documents the various congregations Gold served in Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Nevada and California.


  • Creation: 1964 - 2001


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Biographical Note

Rabbi Aaron Gold served pulpits from New York to Las Vegas and was well known for his interfaith and marriage counseling work. From 1974 to 1992, while Rabbi at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, Gold oversaw the congregation's move from North Park to San Carlos. In San Diego County he also served Ner Tamid Synagogue in Poway and Temple Beth Shalom in Chula Vista.


2.62 Linear Feet (Two records cartons, one Hollinger box, and one flat file)

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Custodial History

Jeanne Gold donated her late husband’s collection to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2018 (JHSSD #2018.02). It spans his entire rabbinical career, but the focus is mainly on congregations he served in San Diego County, including almost twenty years at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Jewish Historical Society of San Diego transferred this collection to Special Collections & University Archives in August 2021.


August 2021

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Rabbi Aaron Gold Collection
Stanley Schwartz and Laurel Schwartz
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The Estate of Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz, and Maynard Switzer, Eric Switzer and Linda Switzer Rotstein, in memory of their mother, Florence Gibbs Switzer

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego CA 92182-8050 US