Guide to the Congregation Beth Tefilah Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Bonnie M. Harris and Laurel Schwartz.
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2012-05-23
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San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
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Guide to the Congregation Beth Tefilah Collection 1962/1998

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Congregation Beth Tefilah Collection
Dates: 1962-1998
Identification: MS-0491
Creator: Congregation Beth Tefilah
Physical Description: 7.50 linear ft
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791
Note:
Other Information:
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.
Additional information may be found at http://scua2.sdsu.edu/archon/index.php?p=core/search&q=%22jewish+historical+society+of+san+diego%22&content=1

Historical 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 69 th 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 3 rd and Laurel Streets in San Diego .

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

This collection was received from Rocky Reid, 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.

Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

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.

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 visit: http://scua2.sdsu.edu/archon/index.php?p=core/search&subjectid=1127

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

"The Megillah" 1969, 1975-1976

Box 1, Folder 2

"The Megillah" 1977

Box 1, Folder 3

"The Megillah" 1978-1979

Box 1, Folder 4

"The Megillah" 1980

Box 1, Folder 5

"The Megillah" 1981

Box 1, Folder 6

"The Megillah" 1981

Box 1, Folder 7

"The Megillah" 1981

Box 1, Folder 8

"The Megillah" 1981

Box 1, Folder 9

"The Megillah" 1981

Box 1, Folder 10

"The Megillah" 1991-1993

Box 1, Folder 11

"The Megillah" 1994

Box 1, Folder 12

"The Megillah" 1995

Box 1, Folder 13

"The Megillah" 1996

Box 1, Folder 14

"The Megillah" 1997

Box 1, Folder 15

"The Megillah" 1997

Box 1, Folder 16

"The Megillah" 1998

Box 1, Folder 17

Newsletter 1989

Box 1, Folder 18

Newsletter 1990

Box 1, Folder 19

Newsletter 1991

Box 1, Folder 20

Newsletter 1992

Box 2, Folder 1

Congregation By-Laws 1970-1990

Box 2, Folder 2

Waldman Chapel Certificate 1970

Box 2, Folder 3

Dedication Ball 1971

Box 2, Folder 4

Walter D. Schmier Foundation 1973

Box 2, Folder 5

Building Fund 1971-1975

Box 2, Folder 6

United Jewish Federation / Foundation 1978-1993

Box 2, Folder 7

Rabbi Penner Congregational Meeting 1975

Box 2, Folder 8

Testimonial Event Rabbi Penner 1985

Box 2, Folder 9

Tribute to Rabbi Penner

Box 2, Folder 10

Education, University of Judaism 1975-1981

Box 2, Folder 11

Yom Ha'Shoah 1980-1981

Box 2, Folder 12

Rabbi Penner - Dissertation Memorial

Box 2, Folder 13

Solomon Schechter Awards 1978-1982

Box 2, Folder 14

Solomon Schechter Awards

Box 2, Folder 15

Harry Verner Safer Torah Foundation 1972-1984

Box 2, Folder 16

Congregational Management 1978

Box 2, Folder 17

Bingo Building 1982-1985

Box 2, Folder 18

Membership Memorial Books 1976-1986

Box 2, Folder 19

Membership Application Forms

Box 2, Folder 20

Membership Forms

Box 2, Folder 21

Membership Brochures 1977

Box 2, Folder 22

Bibliographical Notes

Box 2, Folder 23

High Holy Days Instructions

Box 2, Folder 24

Social Hall

Box 2, Folder 25

Slichot Programs 1979

Box 2, Folder 26

Summer Services 1972-1985

Box 2, Folder 27

Tax Status and Transportation Project 1984

Box 2, Folder 28

Super Sunday 1985

Box 2, Folder 29

Financial Correspondance 1985

Box 2, Folder 30

Special Membership Assessment 1987

Box 2, Folder 31

Scholar -in-Residence 1981-1987

Box 2, Folder 32

Membership Lists 1991

Box 2, Folder 33

New Years Greeting List 1990

Box 2, Folder 34

Betty Teacher Hebrew School 1980-1997

Box 2, Folder 35

Betty Teacher Hebrew School

Box 2, Folder 36

Confirmation - Programs / Procedures 1962-1991

Box 2, Folder 37

Bar / Bat Mitzvah 1991-1993

Box 2, Folder 38

Youth Groups - USY

Box 2, Folder 39

Beth Tefilah Community Singles

Box 2, Folder 40

Beth Tefilah Community Singles

Box 2, Folder 41

Music

Box 2, Folder 42

Music

Box 2, Folder 43

Board Meeting - Miscellaneous 1992-1994

Box 2, Folder 44

Oversized Documents

Box 3, Folder 1

Congregational Correspondance 1981

Box 3, Folder 2

Congregational Correspondance 1982

Box 3, Folder 3

Congregational Correspondance 1983

Box 3, Folder 4

Holocaust Memorial Event - Leon Uris 1991

Box 3, Folder 5

"Evening in the Shtetl" Event 1993-1994

Box 3, Folder 6

Recipe Book 1993

Box 3, Folder 7

Membership Memorial Books 1993-1995

Box 3, Folder 8

Membership Memorial Books 1996-1998

Box 3, Folder 9

Congregation 25th year Anniversary 1995

Box 3, Folder 10

Merged Congregations Adat Ami / Beth Tefilah 1999

Box 3, Folder 11

Women's League By-Laws 1986

Box 3, Folder 12

Women's League Packet 1986-1988

Box 3, Folder 13

Women's League Members 1986-1988

Box 3, Folder 14

Women's League Financial Records 1986-1988

Box 3, Folder 15

Women's League Administration 1987-1988

Box 3, Folder 16

Women's League Board Meetings 1987-1988

Box 3, Folder 17

Women's League Correspondance 1987

Box 3, Folder 18

Women's League Events / Activities 1987-1988

Box 3, Folder 19

Women's League Theater Party 1988

Box 3, Folder 20

Sisterhood News Letters 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 21

Sisterhood By-Laws 1971

Box 3, Folder 22

Sisterhood Administrative 1971-1979

Box 3, Folder 23

Sisterhood Publicity 1971-1972

Box 3, Folder 24

Sisterhood News Articles 1966-1972

Box 3, Folder 25

Sisterhood Membership 1992-1993

Box 3, Folder 26

Sisterhood Financial 1992-1994

Box 3, Folder 27

Sisterhood By-Laws 1995

Box 3, Folder 28

Sisterhood Board Meetings 1994-1995

Box 3, Folder 29

Sisterhood Board Meetings 1995

Box 3, Folder 30

Sisterhood Board Meetings 1995

Box 3, Folder 31

Sisterhood Board Meetings 1995-1996

Box 3, Folder 32

Sisterhood Board Meetings 1996

Box 3, Folder 33

Yahrzeit Lists Years Unknown

Box 3, Folder 34

Yahrzeit Lists Years Unknown

Box 3, Folder 35

Yarhrzeit Lists Years Unknown

Box 3, Folder 36

Shabbat Services Weekly Programs 1991-1994

Box 3, Folder 37

Shabbat Services Weekly Programs 1995

Box 3, Folder 38

Shabbat Services Weekly Programs 1996

Box 3, Folder 39

Shabbat Services Weekly Programs 1997-1998

Box 3, Folder 40

High Holy Days Traditions Booklet

Box 3, Folder 41

Bris & Baby Naming Records

Box 3, Folder 42

Life Cycle Events Marriage / Divorce

Box 3, Folder 43

Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 44

Betty Teacher Plaque

Box 3, Folder 45

Festival Home Celebration Booklets

Box 3, Folder 46

Oversized Documents

Box 4, Folder 1

Board of Directors Minutes 1970-1973

Box 4, Folder 2

Board of Directors Minutes 1974-1975

Box 4, Folder 3

Board of Directors Minutes 1976-1977

Box 4, Folder 4

Board of Directors Minutes 1978-1979

Box 4, Folder 5

Board of Directors Minutes 1980

Box 4, Folder 6

Board of Directors Minutes 1981

Box 4, Folder 7

Board of Directors Minutes 1982-1983

Box 4, Folder 8

Board of Directors Minutes 1984-1985

Box 4, Folder 9

Board of Directors Minutes 1986

Box 4, Folder 10

Board of Directors Minutes 1987

Box 4, Folder 11

Board of Directors Minutes 1988-1989

Box 4, Folder 12

Board of Directors Minutes 1992, 1995

Box 4, Folder 13

Board of Directors Minutes 1996-1998

Box 4, Folder 14

Board of Directors Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 15

Executive Committee Minutes 1972-1979

Box 4, Folder 16

Executive Committee Minutes 1980-1982

Box 4, Folder 17

Executive Committee Minutes 1983-1984

Box 4, Folder 18

Correspondance 1980

Box 4, Folder 19

Administrative Committee 1985

Box 4, Folder 20

Administrative Ways and Means Committee 1975-1985

Box 4, Folder 21

Synagogue Presidents' Council of San Diego 1984

Box 4, Folder 22

Correspondance Mark Smith, President 1988-1990

Box 4, Folder 23

Pioneer Mortgage Bankruptcy 1991

Box 4, Folder 24

Fund Descriptions and Donor Lists 1997

Box 4, Folder 25

Donor Brochures

Box 4, Folder 26

Financial Deed of Trust 1982

Box 4, Folder 27

Financial Trust Reports 1989

Box 4, Folder 28

Financial Trust Reports 1990

Box 4, Folder 29

Financial Trust Reports 1991

Box 4, Folder 30

Financial Trust Reports 1992

Box 4, Folder 31

Deed of Trust 1993

Box 4, Folder 32

Deed of Trust 1982-1992

Box 4, Folder 33

Loans and Banking 1960-1980

Box 4, Folder 34

Expansion Project 1982-1984

Box 4, Folder 35

Building Repair Receipts 1990s

Box 4, Folder 36

Fair Share Dues Plans 1980-1984

Box 4, Folder 37

Clergy Tax Tips 1985

Box 4, Folder 38

Refinance Loan 1991-1992

Box 4, Folder 39

Bankruptcy Naiman Corp. March 1992

Box 4, Folder 40

Final Loan Payment August 10, 1992

Box 4, Folder 41

Title Report 1992

Box 4, Folder 42

Loans 1992

Box 4, Folder 43

Financial Beneficiaries 1992

Box 4, Folder 44

Budget 1992-1993

Box 4, Folder 45

IRS Tax Information

Box 4, Folder 46

Trust & Deed

Box 4, Folder 47

Miscellaneous Oversized

Box 5, Folder 1

Articles of Incorporation 1962

Box 5, Folder 2

Organizational Chart 1966-1994

Box 5, Folder 3

69th St. Property Purchase 1968-1969

Box 5, Folder 4

Pioneer Mortgage Deed of Trust 1986

Box 5, Folder 5

Pioneer Mortgage Deed of Trust 1982

Box 5, Folder 6

Beth Tefilah Community Singles 1979

Box 5, Folder 7

Pioneer Mortgage Deed of Trust 1982

Box 5, Folder 8

Lease for School 1982

Box 5, Folder 9

Pioneer Mortgage Deed of Trust 1982

Box 5, Folder 10

Promissory Note Papers 1982

Box 5, Folder 11

Naimco-Clairemont Loan 1984

Box 5, Folder 12

Deed of Trust Forms

Box 5, Folder 13

Bingo 1982

Box 5, Folder 14

Bingo 1982

Box 5, Folder 15

Bingo 1982

Box 5, Folder 16

Bingo and Games 1982

Box 5, Folder 17

Promissory Note 1991-1992

Box 5, Folder 18

Subordination Agreement 1992

Box 5, Folder 19

Subordination Agreement Forms 1992

Box 5, Folder 20

Subordination Agreement Documents 763-769 1986

Box 5, Folder 21

Subordination Agreement Documents 770-779 1992

Box 5, Folder 22

Subordination Agreement Documents 781-789 1992

Box 5, Folder 23

Subordination Agreement Documents 790-799 1992

Box 5, Folder 24

Subordination Agreement Documents 800-809 1992

Box 5, Folder 25

69th St. Quitclaim Deed 1993

Box 5, Folder 26

Substitution of Trustee 1993

Box 5, Folder 27

Sale of Beth Tefilah Synagogue 1998

Box 5, Folder 28

Programs for Shabbat Services and Yahrzeits 1991-1992

Box 5, Folder 29

Programs for Shabbat Services and Yahrzeits 1993-1994

Box 5, Folder 30

Membership Applications (A) 1971-1990

Box 5, Folder 31

Membership Applications (B) 1970-1989

Box 5, Folder 32

Membership Applications (C) 1973-1988

Box 5, Folder 33

Membership Applications (D) 1972-1986

Box 5, Folder 34

Membership Applications (F) 1971-1989

Box 5, Folder 35

Membership Applications (G) 1970-1990

Box 5, Folder 36

Membership Applications (H) 1970-1989

Box 5, Folder 37

Membership Applications (I, J, K) 1970-1989

Box 5, Folder 38

Membership Applications (L) 1970-1989

Box 5, Folder 39

Membership Applications (M) 1970-1989

Box 5, Folder 40

Membership Applications (N, O, P) 1970-1989

Box 5, Folder 41

Membership Applications (R) 1970-1989

Box 5, Folder 42

Membership Applications (S, W) 1970-1989

Box 5, Folder 43

Miscellaneous

Box 6, Folder 1

Youth Event Photos

Box 6, Folder 2

Youth Class Photos 1973-1987

Box 6, Folder 3

Purim 1975

Box 6, Folder 4

Confirmation / Graduation Photos

Box 6, Folder 5

Congregation Photos

Box 6, Folder 6

News Releases 1983-1984

Box 6, Folder 7

News Releases 1985

Box 6, Folder 8

News Releases 1986-1987

Box 6, Folder 9

News Releases 1990

Box 6, Folder 10

News Releases 1991-1992

Box 6, Folder 11

News Releases 1993-1998

Box 6, Folder 12

Scrapbook Contents 1970-1972

Box 6, Folder 13

Scrapbook Contents 1973-1974

Box 6, Folder 14

Newspaper Clippings 1987-1995

Box 6, Folder 15

Photos from Scrapbook (Children)