Guide to the Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection

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Guide to the Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection 1947/1995

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection
Dates: 1947-1995
Bulk Dates: 1970-1979
Identification: MS-0421
Creator: Shelley, Myron
Physical Description: 5.00 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Other Information:
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Biographical Information:

Myron Shelley served on the Board of Directors for the Hebrew Home for the Aged, as well as serving on its Campaign Committee for fundraising.
The San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged, whose records are the greatest part of this collection, is a beneficiary agency of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego County, and was founded to care for the elderly members of the Jewish communities of San Diego. The first Jewish Home for the Aged in San Diego was founded in 1944 with ten beds by the Jolly Sixteen, a women's social and benevolent group. A much larger facility opened in 1952, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center on 54th Street and in 1989 the Hebrew Home expanded and moved to northern San Diego County.
Over the years, the Hebrew Home for the Aged has conducted many campaigns to raise funds for equipment, personnel, and more bed capacity as needs arise. It provides a full range of services including medical care, supervision of acute and chronic illnesses, personal daily living needs, psychological and social needs, as well as recreational activity. As of 2009, the Hebrew Home for the Aged, known as the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, is located on two sites in San Diego's North County -- one is in the coastal city of Encinitas and the other is in the inland city of Poway.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Independent Order of B’nai B’rith

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by Myron Shelley (JHSSD #2000.03.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access November 5, 2009.

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, Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

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Scope and Contents

The Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection consists of the operational and fiscal records of the San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged, dating from 1973 to 1995. It also includes some records from the North Shores B'nai B'rith Lodge (1963-1973), the Anti-Defamation League Council (1961-1978), the Community Relations Committee of the United Jewish Federation (1971-1976), the Temple Youth League of Temple Beth Israel (1947), and the Guardians of San Diego, the fundraising arm of the Hebrew Home for the Aged, or the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities (1975-1990.)
The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by Myron Shelley (JHSSD #2000.03.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access November 5, 2009.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1973-1975

Box 1, Folder 2

Fiscal 1975-1976

Box 1, Folder 3

Fiscal 1976-1977

Box 1, Folder 4

Fiscal 1977-1978

Box 1, Folder 5

Fiscal 1978-1979

Box 1, Folder 6

Fiscal 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 7

Fiscal 1980-1981

Box 1, Folder 8

Fiscal June 1981-December 1981

Box 1, Folder 9

Fiscal January 1982-June 1982

Box 1, Folder 10

Selection Committee

Box 1, Folder 11

Selection Committee

Box 1, Folder 12

Religious Practice Committee

Box 1, Folder 13

Entrance Review Committee

Box 1, Folder 14

Entrance Review Committee

Box 1, Folder 15

Entrance Review Committee

Box 1, Folder 16

Entrance Review Committee

Box 1, Folder 17

Planning Committee

Box 1, Folder 18

Planning Committee

Box 1, Folder 19

Finance Review Committee

Box 1, Folder 20

Finance Review Committee

Box 1, Folder 21

Treasurer's Committee

Box 1, Folder 22

Treasurer's Committee

Box 1, Folder 23

Budget and Finance Committee

Box 1, Folder 24

By-Laws and Legal

Box 1, Folder 25

Fund Development Search Committee

Box 1, Folder 26

Endowment Fund Committee

Box 1, Folder 27

Newspaper Articles

Box 1, Folder 28

Oversize-Zilitzky Estate

Box 1, Folder 29


Box 2, Folder 1

Fiscal June 1982-December 1982

Box 2, Folder 2

Fiscal January 1983-June 1983

Box 2, Folder 3

Fiscal June 1983-December 1983

Box 2, Folder 4

Fiscal June 1983-December 1983

Box 2, Folder 5

Fiscal 1984-1985

Box 2, Folder 6

Fiscal 1985-1986

Box 2, Folder 7

Fiscal 1986-1987

Box 2, Folder 8

Fiscal June 1987-December 1987

Box 2, Folder 9

Fiscal January 1988-June 1988

Box 2, Folder 10

Housing Project

Box 2, Folder 11

Steering Committee

Box 2, Folder 12

Pre-Campaign Budget

Box 2, Folder 13

House Committee

Box 2, Folder 14

Community Foundation

Box 2, Folder 15

Michael Ellentuck

Box 2, Folder 16

Building Committee

Box 2, Folder 17

Capital Fund Campaign

Box 2, Folder 18

Site Disposal Project

Box 2, Folder 19

Encinitas Proposal

Box 2, Folder 20

Encinitas Proposal

Box 2, Folder 21

News Articles

Box 2, Folder 22


Box 3, Folder 1

Fiscal June 1988-December 1988

Box 3, Folder 2

Fiscal January 1989-June 1989

Box 3, Folder 3

Fiscal 1989-1990

Box 3, Folder 4

Fiscal June 1990-December 1990

Box 3, Folder 5

Fiscal January 1991-June 1991

Box 3, Folder 6

Fiscal June 1991-December 1991

Box 3, Folder 7

Fiscal January 1992-June 1992

Box 3, Folder 8

Fiscal June 1992-December 1992

Box 3, Folder 9

Fiscal January 1993-June 1993

Box 3, Folder 10

Fiscal June 1993-December 1993

Box 3, Folder 11

Fiscal January 1994-June 1994

Box 3, Folder 12

Fiscal 1994-1995

Box 3, Folder 13

Fiscal June 1995-December 1995

Box 3, Folder 14

Corporate Re-organization

Box 3, Folder 15

Seacrest Village Garden Center

Box 3, Folder 16

Organizational Retreat

Box 3, Folder 17

California Nonprofit Corporation Law

Box 3, Folder 18

By-Laws and Legal

Box 3, Folder 19

By-Laws and Legal

Box 3, Folder 20

By-Laws and Legal

Box 3, Folder 21

By-Laws and Legal

Box 3, Folder 22

Retirement Plan

Box 3, Folder 23


Box 4, Folder 1

B'nai B'rith By-Laws and Organization

Box 4, Folder 2

B'nai B'rith "Menorah"

Box 4, Folder 3

B'nai B'rith Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 4

B'nai B'rith Installation of Officers

Box 4, Folder 5

B'nai B'rith News Articles

Box 4, Folder 6

B'nai B'rith Weinberger Lodge

Box 4, Folder 7


Box 4, Folder 8


Box 4, Folder 9

Guardians Dinner 1975

Box 4, Folder 10

Guardians Dinner 1976

Box 4, Folder 11

Guardians Dinner 1977

Box 4, Folder 12

Guardians Dinner 1978

Box 4, Folder 13

Guardians Dinner 1979

Box 4, Folder 14

Guardians Dinner 1980

Box 4, Folder 15

Guardians Dinner 1981

Box 4, Folder 16

Community Relations Counsel 1971-1972

Box 4, Folder 17

Community Relations Counsel 1973

Box 4, Folder 18

Community Relations Counsel 1974

Box 4, Folder 19

Community Relations Counsel 1975

Box 4, Folder 20

Community Relations Counsel 1976

Box 4, Folder 21

San Diego County Human Relations Commission

Box 4, Folder 22

Anti-Defamation League Council Policy Handbook

Box 4, Folder 23

Anti-Defamation League Council 1961-1962

Box 4, Folder 24

Anti-Defamation League Council 1963-1965

Box 4, Folder 25

Anti-Defamation League Council Reports 1966

Box 4, Folder 26

Anti-Defamation League Council Correspondence 1966

Box 4, Folder 27

Anti-Defamation League Council 1967

Box 4, Folder 28

Anti-Defamation League Council 1968

Box 4, Folder 29

Anti-Defamation League Council 1969

Box 4, Folder 30

Anti-Defamation League Council 1970

Box 4, Folder 31

Anti-Defamation League Council 1971-1972

Box 4, Folder 32

Anti-Defamation League Council 1973

Box 4, Folder 33

Anti-Defamation League Council 1974

Box 4, Folder 34

Anti-Defamation League Council Institute

Box 4, Folder 35

Anti-Defamation League Council Regulatory Advisory Board

Box 4, Folder 36

Anti-Defamation League Pamphlets

Box 4, Folder 37

Anti-Defamation League-University of San Diego Conference

Box 4, Folder 38

Anti-Defamation League Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 39

Anti-Defamation League News Articles

Box 4, Folder 40


Box 4, Folder 41

Miscellaneous Programs from Social Activities 1940

Box 4, Folder 42

Oversized-Anti-Defamation League United Jewish Federation

Box 4, Folder 43

Temple Youth League Congregation-Beth Israel