Guide to the Leon Reichel Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Bonnie Harris.
© Copyright 2013 Special Collections & University Archives. All rights reserved.
2013-12-11
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

Guide to the Leon Reichel Collection 1954/2000

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Leon Reichel Collection
Dates: 1954-2000
Identification: MS-0501
Creator: Reichel, Leon
Physical Description: 1.25 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

Biographical Information:

Leon and Grace Reichel moved to Vista California in 1952.  The Reichels were very active volunteers, both in the secular and Jewish communities. Leon was in the construction business and used his skills to assist the congregation in their building endeavors.  In 1953 six couples started the North County Jewish Community Center, which first met in Carlsbad, then in Oceanside. The first president was Harold Simon; the first full-time rabbi was Bernard Herzig and the longest serving rabbi was Mel Weinman. Max Furmansky was the longest serving cantor. The congregation was closely involved with the Jewish community at the Marine Base at Camp Pendleton and it went through several different names and locations in San Diego’s  North County: Congregation for Living Judaism which became Temple Solel of Oceanside which became the North County Jewish Community Center and eventually, Temple Judea of Vista.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2007 by Jan Scism. She is the daughter of Leon and and Grace Reichel.  (JHSSD #2007.03.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 11, 2013.

Accruals:

2007

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, Leon Reichel Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection
Ralph Berman and Roberta Wagner Collection
Lasker Lodge Collection
Ed Naiman Collection
Paul Schraer Collection
Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection
Henry and Idelle Weissenberg Collection
Information about related materials is available at http://scua2.sdsu.edu/archon/index.php?p=core/search&subjectid=1127

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 1950’s to the early 2000’s .
The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2007 by Jan Scism. She is the daughter of Leon and and Grace Reichel (JHSSD #2007.03.).   It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 11, 2013.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Association with Camp Pendleton

Box 1, Folder 2

Board of Directors 1954-1958

Box 1, Folder 3

Board of Directors Correspondence 1959

Box 1, Folder 4

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1960-1961

Box 1, Folder 5

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1962

Box 1, Folder 6

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1963-1964

Box 1, Folder 7

North County Jewish Community Center (JCC) Capital Campaign 1963-1964

Box 1, Folder 8

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1965

Box 1, Folder 9

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1966-1972

Box 1, Folder 10

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1974-1977

Box 1, Folder 11

North County Jewish Community Center (JCC) Sisterhood 1966-1982

Box 1, Folder 12

Leon Reichel: Scrapbook Items 1954-1991

Box 1, Folder 13

Leon Reichel Scrapbook Newspaper Clippings 1956-2003

Box 1, Folder 14

B'nai B'nth Pamphlets 1961-1975

Box 1, Folder 15

Newsletters 1968, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1999

Box 1, Folder 16

Deceased Members 1973-2000

Box 1, Folder 17

Photographs 1964

Box 1, Folder 18

North County Jewish Community Center (JCC) Programs 1967-1999

Box 1, Folder 19

North County Jewish Community Center (JCC) Membership Lists 1972-1990

Box 1, Folder 20

Congregational History and Silver Anniversary Dinner Dance 1978

Box 1, Folder 21

Temple Judea Dinner Dance Tribute Book 1980

Box 1, Folder 22

North County Jewish Community Center (JCC) Board of Directors Agendas and Minutes 1981-1982

Box 1, Folder 23

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes January-June 1983

Box 1, Folder 24

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes July-December 1983

Box 1, Folder 25

Board of Directors Minutes 1984-1985

Box 1, Folder 26

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1986

Box 1, Folder 27

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1987

Box 1, Folder 28

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1988

Box 1, Folder 29

Board of Directors Correspondence and Minutes 1989

Box 1, Folder 30

25th Anniversary of the Building 1990

Box 1, Folder 31

Eternal Hills Cemetary 1990

Box 1, Folder 32

Congregational Finances 1991-2000

Box 1, Folder 33

Board Member Lists 1994-1999

Box 1, Folder 34

Architectural Drawings for an Addition to the North County Jewish Community Center (JCC)