Stuart E. Rosenberg fonds [multiple media]
Record Information – Brief1
Stuart E. Rosenberg fonds [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- 1887-1893, 1944-1986.
- R4942-0-X-E, MG31-F3
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Sound recordings, Photographs, Objects (including medals and pins)
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
- Item ID number:
- Context of this record:
Record Information – Details
- Fonds includes:
8 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- 1887-1893, 1944-1986.
- Place of creation:
10.36 m of textual records.
108 audio reels.
737 photographs chiefly b&w.
43 audio discs.
9 audio cassettes.
- Language of material:
- Scope and content:
Fonds consists of textual records, 1944-1986: correspondence and subjects; publications and related correspondencem; "Lines On Life" syndicated column; sermons; addresses; law suit series; additional personal and miscellaneous files.
Fonds also contains sound recordings, 1951-1974, which include sermons dictated and/or delivered by Dr. Rosenberg; speeches delivered by Dr. Rosenberg; letters, memoranda, and notes for sermons, articles and books dictated by Dr. Rosenberg; interviews conducted by Dr. Rosenberg with Jewish personalities of international reputation such as David Ben-Gurion and Moyshe Dayan; speeches by Jewish personalities of international reputation such as David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, and Eli Weisel; religious services and ceremonies from Beth El in Rochester, N.Y. and Beth Tzedec in Toronto, some of which were broadcast; and public affairs radio programs with Dr. Rosenberg and other personalities as guests.
Fonds also contains photographs which depict the life and career of Rabbi Stuart Rosenberg, and were possibly used for professional purposes. They include a portrait of Stuart E. Rosenberg; some relating to the career of author and rabbi, Stuart E. Rosenberg, with various people, locations. Also included are photographs of Variety Club International, at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ont., May 30, 1976 with Gordon Sinclair, Danny Kaye; at Synagogue, Bucharest, Bulgaria, 1967; with former President of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, 1967, President of Israel, Zalman Shazar and Wolf Perry, Chief Rabbi of Israel, Jerusalem, 1967; with Chief Rabbi Rosen, Bucharist, Bulgaria, 1967; with a young boy, Rochester? N.Y.; also, a photo of David Ben-Gurion, 1967, with the photographs by Morrall Studios Inc., R.M. Kneller, Graphic Artists Photography.
The fonds also contains one Jewish Defense League Badge, n.d.
- Biography/Administrative history:
Rosenberg, Stuart E, 1922-1990 : Stuart E. Rosenberg, rabbi, author, was born in 1922 in New York, N.Y. He received Smicha (ordination) in 1945 and his M.H.L. in 1949 from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (J.T.S.A.). He graduated with M.A(1948) and Ph.D(1953) from Columbia University. Dr. Rosenberg served as rabbi of Temple Beth El, Rochester, New York from 1946 to 1956. He then accepted the call of Beth Tzedec Congregation, Toronto, one of the world's largest conservative synagogues in 1956. During his tenure at Beth Tzedec, Dr. Rosenberg founded the United Synagogue Day School in 1958. In 1965, he arranged for Beth Tzedec to acquire the Cecil Roth Collection of rare Judaica for its museum. The same year, he founded the Canadian Foundation for Jewish Culture and went on to serve as its National President for a decade. He was campaign chairman of the United Jewish Appeal for Metropolitan Toronto in 1967. He was founder of the Ontario Committee for Government Aid to Jewish Day Schools in 1970 and served as Department Editor for Canada of the Encyclopedia Judaica. In 1971, he became a Canadian citizen. Dr. Rosenberg earned a wide reputation as a guest rabbi, lecturer and public speaker. Active in support of Soviet Jewry, he was one of the first Jewish leaders to publicize their plight in a series of articles which appeared in the Toronto Star after a visit to the Soviet Union in 1961. In 1973, Dr. Rosenberg was dismissed as Rabbi of Beth Tzedec and its Board by the Board of Directors. He filed suit against Beth Tzedec and its Board for wrongful dismissal and breach of contract. The issue was resolved in 1976, when an out-of-court settlement was reached ending one of the most bitter disputes ever experienced in North American history between a congregation and its rabbi. Dr. Rosenberg served as national executive director of the Canadian Friends of the Tel Aviv University for a brief period after he left Beth Tzedec and its Board. He then served as rabbi of Beth Torah Congregation in Toronto from 1982 until he retired from the pulpit in 1989. He passed away on March 12, 1990. Dr. Rosenberg was the author of over 20 books including The Jewish Community in Canadand wrote articles for a syndicated column which appeared in newspapers across Canada. His autobiography The Real Jewish World appeared in 1984. Throughout his career, Dr. Rosenberg received many honours. The Stuart E. Rosenberg Chair of Jewish History was endowed at the JTSA by Beth Tzedec congregation in 1960.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid is a list of file titles. Most of the file titles were created by Rabbi Rosenberg or his staff. MSS1018 (90: Open)
http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000920.pdfBadge: (Electronic) Item level description available on line.Badge: (Paper) Medal inventory number 6400.
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Received in 1976 and 1986 from Stuart E. Rosenberg.
- Arrangement note:
- Oversize material: In horizontal storage.
- Associated material note:
- Books, pamphlets, bound periodicals: Transferred to the National Archives Library.
- Related material:
- Various printed items were transferred to MG 28 V 79. This material is listed by subject or by the organization responsible for its production in Appendix II.
- Subject heading:
- Jewish community - Ontario, 1946-1976 Beth Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.), 1956-1973
- Jews - Education - Ontario, 1946-1976 Canadian Foundation for Jewish Culture, 
- Jewish leadership - Ontario, 1946-1976 Ontario Committee for Government Aid to Jewish Day Schools, 
- Jewish learning and scholarship - Ontario, 1946-1976 Rabbinical Assembly, [1946-1976]
- Jewish way of life, 1946-1976 Jewish Theological Seminary, [1946-1976]
- Jews - Politics and government, 1946-1976 Ontario. Supreme Court, [1973-1976]
- Toronto (Ont.) - Rabbis, 1946-1976 Fraser & Beatty (Firm), 1973-1976
- Jewish authors - Ontario, 1953-1974 Irguin Poster, 1948
- Jews - Canada - Identity, 1953-1974 Frances Buchman, [1973-1976]
- Jews - Canada - Social life and customs, 1953-1974
- Stuart E. Rosenberg - Authorship, 1953-1974
- Clergymen's writings, 1953-1974
- Jews - Canada - Intellectual life, 1953-1974
- Jews - Canada - Publishing, 1953-1974
- Jewish literature - Canada, 1953-1974
- Jewish periodicals, 1958-1973
- Jewish newspapers - Canada, 1958-1973
- Jewish sermons, 1946-1972
- Stuart E. Rosenberg - Sermons, 1946-1972
- Stuart E. Rosenberg - Oratory, 1951-1976
- Jews - Canada - Societies, etc., 1951-1976
- Community leadership - Canada, 1951-1976
- Legal documents - Ontario, 1973-1976
- Law - Ontario - Cases, 1973-1976
- Evidence (Law) - Ontario, 1973-1976
- Actions and defenses - Ontario - Cases, 1973-1976
- Columbia University - Dissertations, 1953
- Rochester (N.Y.) - Jews, 1843-1925
- Jews - Canada - History, 1944-1986
- Judaism - Relations - Christianity, [1944-1986]
- Rochester (N.Y.) - Jewish newspapers, 1887-1893
- Speeches, addresses, etc., Canadian
- Former archival reference no.:
Ordering and Viewing Options
- Conditions of access:
Photographs: No reproduction or use for publication, exhibition or commercial purposes without the permission of Dr. Rosenberg. Various copyrights on items less than 50 years old. Copyright is expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Photographs (Acc. No. 1976-094): No donor restrictions. Copyright is unknown. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Sound recordings: Consultation is restricted until 10 years after the death of Stuart E. Rosenberg.
Badge: Must be consulted under close supervision for conservation reasons. Copyright is unknown. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
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