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Congregation Beth Tefilah Collection, 1962-1998 | Special Collections & University Archives

By Bonnie M. Harris and Laurel Schwartz

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Collection Overview

Title: Congregation Beth Tefilah Collection, 1962-1998Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Congregation Beth Tefilah (1962-1999)

Extent: 7.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 05/22/2012

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The contents of the collections consist of documents, records, newsletters, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, financial records regarding the congregation, from 1962 to 1998 with the majority being from the 1970’s  – 1990’s.

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2005 by  Rocky Reid (JHSSD #2005.02), President of Ohr Shalom Synagogue in 2005.  Ohr Shalom Synagogue is the product of a merger between Congregation Beth Tefilah and Adat Ami Synagogue. The processed collection was donated to SDSU's Special Collections and University Archives in 2012.

Biographical Note

Congregation Beth Tefilah was founded in 1962. It was the first permanent  East County conservative congregation. Its founding directors were Aaron Kolkey, Robert Kolkey, Arthur Bressman, Eugene Janoff, Dr. Earl Richmond, William Wayne, Irving Coleman, Robert Kipnis, Irving Krantz, Morris Cahan, Abraham Sandler, Louis Sander, Marilyn Frankel, Rose Fischbein, Abe Wilks, Isaak Abramowitz.  Bert Schloss was the first president and Marilyn Frankel was the secretary. The first rabbi was Rabbi Lawton and the first permanent rabbi was Sidney Rappaport who came in 1963.  In 1971 their synagogue building was dedicated at 69th St, just off El Cajon Blvd in San Diego. In 1999 their building was sold and the congregation merged with Adat Ami Synagogue to become Ohr Shalom Synagogue, now located in the former home of Congregation Beth Israel, at 3rd and Laurel Streets in San Diego .

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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.

Acquisition Source: Rocky Reid

Related Materials:

Adat Ami Synagogue Collection

Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection

Ralph Berman and Roberta Wagner Collection

Lasker Lodge Collection

Ed Naiman Collection

Dr. Seymour Okmin Collection

Paul Schraer Collection

Henry and Idelle Weissenberg Collection

For more information please see http://scua2.sdsu.edu/archon/index.php?p=core/search&subjectid=1127.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Congregation Beth Tefilah Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Other Note: Since 2007, the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego has transferred numerous collections to Special Collections and University Archives.  Click the link below to view other materials from the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego.

Other URL: http://scua2.sdsu.edu/archon/index.php?p=core/search&q=%22jewish+historical+society+of+san+diego%22&content=1


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "The Megillah", 1969, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Megillah", 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Megillah", 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Megillah", 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Megillah", 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Megillah", 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "The Megillah", 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "The Megillah", 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "The Megillah", 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "The Megillah", 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "The Megillah", 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "The Megillah", 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "The Megillah", 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "The Megillah", 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "The Megillah", 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 16: "The Megillah", 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Newsletter, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Newsletter, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Newsletter, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Newsletter, 1992Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Congregation By-Laws, 1970-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Waldman Chapel Certificate, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dedication Ball, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Walter D. Schmier Foundation, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Building Fund, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: United Jewish Federation / Foundation, 1978-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Rabbi Penner Congregational Meeting, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Testimonial Event Rabbi Penner, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tribute to Rabbi PennerAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Education, University of Judaism, 1975-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Yom Ha'Shoah, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Rabbi Penner - Dissertation MemorialAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Solomon Schechter Awards, 1978-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Solomon Schechter AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Harry Verner Safer Torah Foundation, 1972-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Congregational Management, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Bingo Building, 1982-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Membership Memorial Books, 1976-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Membership Application FormsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Membership FormsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Membership Brochures, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Bibliographical NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: High Holy Days InstructionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Social HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Slichot Programs, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Summer Services, 1972-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Tax Status and Transportation Project, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Super Sunday, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Financial Correspondance, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Special Membership Assessment, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Scholar -in-Residence, 1981-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Membership Lists, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 33: New Years Greeting List, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Betty Teacher Hebrew School, 1980-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Betty Teacher Hebrew SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Confirmation - Programs / Procedures, 1962-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Bar / Bat Mitzvah, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Youth Groups - USYAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Beth Tefilah Community SinglesAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Beth Tefilah Community SinglesAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: MusicAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: MusicAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Board Meeting - Miscellaneous, 1992-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Oversized DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Congregational Correspondance, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Congregational Correspondance, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Congregational Correspondance, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Holocaust Memorial Event - Leon Uris, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Evening in the Shtetl" Event, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Recipe Book, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Membership Memorial Books, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Membership Memorial Books, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Congregation 25th year Anniversary, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Merged Congregations Adat Ami / Beth Tefilah, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Women's League By-Laws, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Women's League Packet, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Women's League Members, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Women's League Financial Records, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Women's League Administration, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Women's League Board Meetings, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Women's League Correspondance, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Women's League Events / Activities, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Women's League Theater Party, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Sisterhood News Letters, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Sisterhood By-Laws, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Sisterhood Administrative, 1971-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Sisterhood Publicity, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Sisterhood News Articles, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Sisterhood Membership, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Sisterhood Financial, 1992-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Sisterhood By-Laws, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Sisterhood Board Meetings, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Sisterhood Board Meetings, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Sisterhood Board Meetings, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Sisterhood Board Meetings, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Sisterhood Board Meetings, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Yahrzeit Lists Years UnknownAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Yahrzeit Lists Years UnknownAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Yarhrzeit Lists Years UnknownAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Shabbat Services Weekly Programs, 1991-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Shabbat Services Weekly Programs, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Shabbat Services Weekly Programs, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Shabbat Services Weekly Programs, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 40: High Holy Days Traditions BookletAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Bris & Baby Naming RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Life Cycle Events Marriage / DivorceAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Betty Teacher PlaqueAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Festival Home Celebration BookletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Oversized DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board of Directors Minutes, 1970-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Board of Directors Minutes, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Board of Directors Minutes, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Board of Directors Minutes, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Board of Directors Minutes, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board of Directors Minutes, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of Directors Minutes, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Board of Directors Minutes, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board of Directors Minutes, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Board of Directors Minutes, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Board of Directors Minutes, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board of Directors Minutes, 1992, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Board of Directors Minutes, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Board of Directors MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Executive Committee Minutes, 1972-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Executive Committee Minutes, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Executive Committee Minutes, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondance, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Administrative Committee, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Administrative Ways and Means Committee, 1975-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Synagogue Presidents' Council of San Diego, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondance Mark Smith, President, 1988-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Pioneer Mortgage Bankruptcy, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Fund Descriptions and Donor Lists, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Donor BrochuresAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Financial Deed of Trust, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Financial Trust Reports, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Financial Trust Reports, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Financial Trust Reports, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Financial Trust Reports, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Deed of Trust, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Deed of Trust, 1982-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Loans and Banking, 1960-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Expansion Project, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Building Repair Receipts, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Fair Share Dues Plans, 1980-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Clergy Tax Tips, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Refinance Loan, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Bankruptcy Naiman Corp., March 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Final Loan Payment, August 10, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Title Report, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Loans, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Financial Beneficiaries, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Budget, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 45: IRS Tax InformationAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Trust & DeedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Miscellaneous OversizedAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Articles of Incorporation, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Organizational Chart, 1966-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 69th St. Property Purchase, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Pioneer Mortgage Deed of Trust, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Pioneer Mortgage Deed of Trust, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Beth Tefilah Community Singles, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Pioneer Mortgage Deed of Trust, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lease for School, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Pioneer Mortgage Deed of Trust, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Promissory Note Papers, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Naimco-Clairemont Loan, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Deed of Trust FormsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Bingo, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Bingo, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Bingo, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bingo and Games, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Promissory Note, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Subordination Agreement, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Subordination Agreement Forms, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Subordination Agreement Documents 763-769, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Subordination Agreement Documents 770-779, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Subordination Agreement Documents 781-789, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Subordination Agreement Documents 790-799, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Subordination Agreement Documents 800-809, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 25: 69th St. Quitclaim Deed, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Substitution of Trustee, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Sale of Beth Tefilah Synagogue, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Programs for Shabbat Services and Yahrzeits, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Programs for Shabbat Services and Yahrzeits, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Membership Applications (A), 1971-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Membership Applications (B), 1970-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Membership Applications (C), 1973-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Membership Applications (D), 1972-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Membership Applications (F), 1971-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Membership Applications (G), 1970-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Membership Applications (H), 1970-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Membership Applications (I, J, K), 1970-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Membership Applications (L), 1970-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Membership Applications (M), 1970-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Membership Applications (N, O, P), 1970-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Membership Applications (R), 1970-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Membership Applications (S, W), 1970-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 43: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Youth Event PhotosAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Youth Class Photos, 1973-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Purim, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Confirmation / Graduation PhotosAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Congregation PhotosAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: News Releases, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: News Releases, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 8: News Releases, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: News Releases, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: News Releases, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: News Releases, 1993-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Scrapbook Contents, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Scrapbook Contents, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Newspaper Clippings, 1987-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photos from Scrapbook (Children)Add to your cart.

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