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Guide to the Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman Collection
    Dates: 1980-2002
    Identification: MS-0556
    Creator: Horwitz, Deborah and Paul Nierman
    Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: askscua@sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Spouses, Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman are Chicago natives who moved to San Diego and raised two sons in the late 20 th century. Both were extremely active in both the Jewish and philanthropic communities. Nierman was an information technology professional and avid yachtsman. Horwitz was a teacher and community leader. Both served on many civic and Jewish community boards. Nierman and his family manage the Nierman Family Foundation which provides philanthropy to Jewish and secular organizations and projects in the community. Horwitz was active in the American Jewish Committee, where she served as chapter president and held national office. Both were active in the Jewish Federation and Congregation Beth Israel. They moved back to Chicago in 2017.

    Access Terms

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

    Topical Term:

    Jews--California--San Diego
    Jews--California--San Diego--Societies, etc

    Administrative Information

    Custodial History:

    Husband and wife Paul Nierman and Deborah Horwtiz donated this collection to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2015.



    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, Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

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    Rabbi Morton J. Cohn Collection
    Lou Dunst Collection
    Mark Freeman Papers
    Rose Neumann Collection
    Elena Saad Collection
    Irving Salomon Collection
    Tifereth Israel Synagogue Collection
    Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of material regarding the San Diego Chapter of the American Jewish Committee from the 1980's-2000's and material from the first San Diego Jewish Community Mission to Israel in 1995 when Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated. It also includes personal notes, speeches and clippings from Deborah Horwitz who was president of the San Diego Chapter of the AJC. There is also material on the Nierman Foundation and its philanthropy in San Diego.