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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

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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.

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Box and Folder Listing

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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.

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