Myron Goldberg

b. 1945

Myron Goldberg was born in 1945 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He is a first-generation American; his mother emigrated from  Russia, and his father is from Poland.  Myron attended public school in the city and Beth Israel Synagogue with his family.  Myron met and married Marcie Fox; they started a business and raised two children.  He spent his career as a business consultant, retailer, and owner of a men's haberdashery, M. Goldbert Clothier, in New Orleans.  Following Hurricane Katrina, Myron has served as Congregation Beth Israel's President, leading its fundraising and rebuilding efforts.    

Scope and Content Note

Myron is a first-generation American, born and raised in New Orleans.  He describes his family history and background and talks about his life-long involvement with Congregation Beth Israel, an Orthodox synagogue in Metairie.  Currently, Myron serves as the Gabe on Sunday mornings.  He attended services on Friday evenings but keeps his store open on Saturday.  Myron provides a rich history of his Jewish upbringing in New Orleans and Southern Kosher.  He talks about meeting his wife, going into business together, opening their store, and raising a family.  Myron discusses his experience during Hurricane Katrina and the impact the storm had on his business, family, and community.  He shares memories from after the hurricane, including singing some of the prayers so there would be music on the first night back after services were suspended due to flood damage.  "One Day at a time" is Myron's motto as he deals with insurance and rebuilding his home and business.  

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Oral History of Myron Goldberg. Interviewed by Rosalind Hinton. 5 July 2007. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on April 22, 2024) <http://jwa.org/oralhistories/goldberg-myron>.

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