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Rabbi Aaron Gold Collection

Identifier: MS-0579

Scope and Contents

This collection includes biographical information, photos, newspaper clippings, religious services, sermons & addresses, articles, eulogies, dedication and event booklets, primarily from the congregations he served in San Diego County. There is also material from the various congregations he served in Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Nevada and California.


  • 1964-2001


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

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 1974-1992, while Rabbi at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, he oversaw their 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 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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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