By Amanda Moreno, September 2012
Creator: Solomon, Frederick
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The materials in this collection are arranged by type in chronological order within each folder.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1988
The Rabbi Frederick Solomon Papers contain personal papers of the 20th century Havana-based, exiled Jewish rabbi Dr. Frederick Solomon
This collection documents the activities of Dr. Frederick Solomon, a progressive rabbi in the Cuban-Jewish community of Havana, Cuba. The collection includes correspondence between Dr. Solomon and members of The World Union for Progressive Judaism in London, England, as well as articles, manuscripts of sermons, and outlines of religious services authored by Dr. Solomon for the United Hebrew Congregation at Temple Beth Israel, home to the Centro Macabeo de Cuba, dating from 1953 to 1960. The collection also contains two pamphlets for Jewish events held at Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1975 and 1976.
Dr. Frederick Solomon was a progressive rabbi active in Havana’s Cuban-Jewish community during the 1950s and 60s. Although his origins are unclear, Dr. Solomon appears to have escaped Nazi -occupied Europe for London and eventually established a congregation in Havana, Cuba. As a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Dr. Solomon served as the rabbi of Temple Beth Israel in the Vedado suburb of Havana, where he wrote sermons and hosted religious services for his congregation, a part of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The rabbi was also active in the Jewish Progressive movement, frequently communicating with representatives of The World Union for Progressive Judaism throughout the 1950s in an attempt to officially associate his congregation with the organization.
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Acquisition Method: Purchase, 1988.
Preferred Citation: Rabbi Frederick Solomon Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida
Processing Information: Processed by Amanda Moreno, September, 2012.
Finding Aid Revision History: The collection-level record created by Beata Bergen, March 2009. Full finding aid by Amanda Moreno, 2012.