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Tifereth Israel Synagogue Collection, 1939-2005 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Tifereth Israel Synagogue Collection, 1939-2005Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Tifereth Israel Synagogue (1905-)

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/21/2015. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Jews--California--San Diego, Tifereth Israel Synagogue (San Diego, Calif.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The contents of the collection contain synagogue newsletters, clippings, event announcements, songbooks, photographs; dedication, anniversary and tribute books, scrapbook contents and minute books.

Biographical Note

The earliest congregants first met at Temple Beth Israel, a reform congregation, at 2nd and Beech Streets in San Diego, continuing with orthodox services after the reform services. Tifereth Israel Congregation as it was then called, was founded in 1905 as an orthodox congregation at the home of Elias and Lena Jacobson. By 1917 they had built their own synagogue building at 18th and Market Streets. In 1948 the congregation, under the leadership of Rabbi Monroe Levens moved to a new synagogue building at 30th and Howard Streets in North Park and changed its affiliation to the Conservative Movement. After thirty years at that location, they built a new building in East San Diego, on Cowles Mountain Blvd, where Tifereth Israel Synagogue remains in 2015.

Subject/Index Terms

Jews--California--San Diego
Tifereth Israel Synagogue (San Diego, Calif.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: Jewish Historical Society of San Diego Accesions: #2001.08, 2002.02, 2003.01

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: Jewish Historical Society of San Diego

Related Materials: For more information please see

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

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Mollie Harris, 1956-2005],
[Series 2: Audrey Jacobson Kapelus],
[Series 3: Lewis Fischbien, 1939-1986],

Series 1: Mollie Harris, 1956-2005Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Newspaper clippings, 1956-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Shofar - Newsletters, 1959-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Tifereth Israel Religious School, 1961-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Events, 1962-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Tifereth Israel Songbook, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Tifereth Israel SongsheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Tifereth Israel Sisterhood, 1985-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Shofar Newsletter, 1981-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Rabbi Aaron Gold - In Memoriam, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Passover Music BoxAdd to your cart.

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[Series 1: Mollie Harris, 1956-2005],
[Series 2: Audrey Jacobson Kapelus],
[Series 3: Lewis Fischbien, 1939-1986],

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