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Adat Ami Synagogue Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0492

Scope and Contents

The contents of the collections consist of documents, records, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, special programs and events regarding the congregation, from the 1990’s with a few items from 2000-2002 from the merged congregation, Ohr Shalom Synagogue.

Dates

  • 1990-2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

Historical Note

In 1976, a group of Spanish speaking Jews began holding services at Congregation Beth Israel’s synagogue building at Third and Laurel Streets in San Diego, as a second congregation at that location, under the name Or-El. The founding rabbi, Arnold Kopikis was born in Argentina and had had a large congregation in Mexico City. The founding president was Eddy Cohen. Though many of the congregants were from Latin and South America, the congregation grew into a truly international congregation. They eventually moved to a rented facility on Camino Del Rio South and then to one on Camino de la Reina and then to another rented space of Morena Blvd. In 1999 the congregation merged with Congregation Beth Tefilah to become Ohr Shalom Synagogue, and in 2001 they relocated to the former home of Congregation Beth Israel, at 3rd and Laurel Streets in San Diego.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2005 (JHSSD #2005.05) by Rocky Reid, president of Ohr Shalom Synagogue.  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.

Source of Acquisition

Rocky Reid

Accruals

2012-019

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Henry and Idelle Weissenberg Collection

Other Descriptive Information

Since 2007, the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego has transferred numerous collections to Special Collections and University Archives. 

Creator

Title
Adat Ami Synagogue Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Mollie Harris and Laurel Schwartz
Date
05/23/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
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San Diego CA 92182-8050 US
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