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Finding aid to the Beth Chayim Chadashim records, 1948, 1967-2012 Coll2012.133
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Administrative records Series 1. 1972-2012

Physical Description: 5.5 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

Consists of meeting minutes, membership records, presidential records, correspondence, project files, maintenance and operational records, manuals, bylaws, education and employment records, marriage records, and other administrative records of Beth Chayim Chadashim, 1972-2012.

Arrangement

Meeting minutes, membership records, and presidential records are listed first. The remainder of the series is arranged alphabetically.
 

Meeting minutes 1972-2009

Scope and Contents note

Consists of board of directors, congregational, executive committee, ritual committee, rabbinic search committee, ways and means committee, fundraising committee, and various ad hoc committee meeting minutes. Includes project records, reports, and election records discussed, distributed, or managed at these meetings. For more rabbinic search committee records, see the "Rabbinic search committee" listing.
Box 1, Folder 1-26

1972-1984

Physical Description: [26 folders]
Box 2, Folder 1-40

1984-2001

Physical Description: [40 folders]
Box 3, Folder 1-5

2002-2009

Physical Description: [5 folders]
 

Membership records 1973-2011

Conditions Governing Access note

[Access restricted]
Box 6, Folder 16

Applications 1980

Box 6, Folder 17

Directories 1999-2011

Box 6, Folder 18-19

Information forms 1998-2006

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 6, Folder 20-24

Rosters 1973-2005

Physical Description: [5 folders]
Box 20, Folder 1-2

Rosters 1973-1998

Physical Description: [2 folders]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Isolated because of mold contamination.
 

Presidential records 1988-1992

Scope and Contents note

Consists of correspondence, operational guidelines, budget records, membership records, legal records and contracts, bylaws, organizational charts, meeting minutes, and other administrative records maintained by various presidents of Beth Chayim Chadashim.
Box 3, Folder 6-7

Zendle, Les 1988-1990

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 3, Folder 8-11

Stevens, Ralph 1991-1992

Physical Description: [4 folders]
Box 3, Folder 12

Alexander, Noah 1992

Box 3, Folder 13

Activity calendar 1990-2000

Box 3, Folder 14

Administration 1972-1974

Scope and Contents note

Consists of correspondence, promotional material, board announcements, event records, and other administrative records. Includes records on the Torah dedication.
Box 3, Folder 15-17

Administration 1976-2012

Physical Description: [3 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Consists of correspondence, promotional materials, project and event records, survey records, policy and procedure manuals, and other administrative records.
Box 3, Folder 18

Alcoholics Anonymous undated

Box 3, Folder 19

Board and leadership development 1987, undated

Box 3, Folder 20

Board of director operational manual 2009, undated

Box 3, Folder 21

Building maintenance, rental, and event setup 1977-2009

Box 12, Folder 18

Bylaws circa 1973-1987

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 18, Folder 2

Card files, contacts undated

Box 3, Folder 23

Carter, Eric 1995-1996

Scope and Contents note

Includes 4 photographs.
Box 3, Folder 22

Conference material 1978-2010

Box 3, Folder 24-27

Constitution and bylaws 1972-1991

Physical Description: [4 folders]
Box 3, Folder 28-30

Correspondence 1989-2011

Physical Description: [3 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Primarily consists of incoming thank-you letters and greeting cards.
Box 3, Folder 31

Education, course material 1973

Box 3, Folder 32

Education, reference material 1999, undated

Box 17, Folder 2

Education, workshop material 1998

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 4, Folder 1-3

Edwards, Rabbi Lisa 1990-2003

Physical Description: [3 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes press releases and other promotional material, correspondence, financial records, project records, and clippings.
Box 18, Folder 6

Floppy disks 1995, undated

Physical Description: [9 3.5 inch disks]

Scope and Contents note

Includes G'Vanim articles managed or written by Dean Desman, High Holy Days texts and mailing information, and Ritual Committee information.
Box 4, Folder 4

Forms, business cards, magnets, and name tags undated

Box 6, Folder 15

Guest book 1975-1977

Box 4, Folder 5

History of Beth Chayim Chadashim 1973-1974, undated

Box 4, Folder 6-8

Insurance, primarily provided by Eichberg Associates 1989-1996, undated

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 4, Folder 9

Job description and employment records 1986-1987, undated

Box 4, Folder 10

Marriages 1972, 1993-2012

Scope and Contents note

Consists of wedding invitations, registrations, and other related material. Includes material from Troy Perry's wedding and one photograph from the ceremony.
Box 4, Folder 10-12

Nashim L. Nashim 1993-1996

Physical Description: [3 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes meeting minutes, flyers, advertisements, contacts, budget records, forms, correspondence, procedures, reports, and Women's Task Force records.
Box 4, Folder 13-14

Organizational troubleshooting circa 1983-1985

Physical Description: [2 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes meeting minutes and reference material regarding a variety of organizational issues.
Box 4, Folder 15

Park-Rogers, Felicia, correspondence 2006-2011

Box 19, Folder 4

Personal Document Planner Record and Guide undated

Physical Description: [binder]

Scope and Contents note

Note on the first page: "This information about the law is designed to help users safely cope with their own legal needs."
Box 4, Folder 16

Proclamations, 30th anniversary 2002

Box 4, Folder 17

Recipes for a cookbook 1984-1985

Box 4, Folder 18-25

Rabbinic search committee records 1992, 1994

Physical Description: [8 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes meeting minutes, interview and reference forms, scheduling records, reports, and Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) consultation records.
Box 4, Folder 26

Reference material for services offered by Beth Chayim Chadashim 1995-1997

Box 4, Folder 28

Stationary 1982-1997

Box 16, Folder 4

Stationary and forms, design and mockups undated

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 4, Folder 29

T-shirt design trademark 1996

Box 4, Folder 30-36

Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) 1977-1999

Physical Description: [7 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes guides, reports, resolutions, directories, correspondence, 1979 investigation records, and membership dues records.
 

Financial records Series 2. 1972-2007

Physical Description: 1.75 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

Consists of banking and credit card records, fundraising records, ledgers, payroll records, receipts, tax records, and financial reports.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 4, Folder 37

American Express statements 1993-1994

Physical Description: 4.0 linear feet.

Conditions Governing Access note

{Access restricted]
Box 5, Folder 1-4

Banking 1992-1996

Physical Description: [4 folders]
Box 5, Folder 5-11

Budget 1972-2003

Physical Description: [7 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Budget records are also well represented in the "Meeting minutes" folders under the Administrative records series.
Box 5, Folder 12-21

Donations, fundraising, and membership dues 1984-2007

Physical Description: [10 folders]

Conditions Governing Access note

[Access restricted]

Scope and Contents note

Consists of the following folders (in order): "Always in our Hearts" tribute to Fran Chalin, donor program and payments, fundraising and ways & means committee records, membership dues and oneg flyers, Nechama donations, pledge records, Siddur dedications, and tribute dinner records.
Box 5, Folder 22-23

Estates, trusts, and wills 1988-1993

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 5, Folder 24-26

Ledgers 1982-1984, undated

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 5, Folder 27

Payroll and personnel records 1991, 1994-1996

Conditions Governing Access note

[Access restricted]
Box 5, Folder 28

Petty cash 1995-1996

Box 5, Folder 29-34

Receipts 1991-1997

Physical Description: [5 folder]

Scope and Contents note

Advertising, bakery, climate control, education, engraving, and event receipts.
Box 6, Folder 1-9

Receipts 1983-1996

Physical Description: [9 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Office printing, public relations, security, supermarket, United Way, and other general receipts.
Box 6, Folder 10-12

Taxes 1973-1996

Physical Description: [3 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Federal, state, and local tax records as well as non-profit status records.
Box 6, Folder 13-14

Treasurer's reports 1984-1990

 

Outreach and event records Series 3. 1972-2012

Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

Consists of promotional material, press releases, advertisements, event invitations and programs, informational pamphlets, activity booklets, and mockups of these materials.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 12, Folder 17

Advertisements, design and mockups 1990-1996

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 16, Folder 6

Advertisements, design and mockups 1990-1994

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 6, Folder 25-33

Event administration and promotional records 1972-2002

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet. [9 folders]
Box 7, Folder 1-6

Event administration and promotional records 1997-2012

Physical Description: [6 folders]
Box 16, Folder 7

Event administration and promotional records undated

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 7, Folder 7

Informational pamphlets and booklets 1977-1999, undated

Box 7, Folder 8

Past Presidents Brunch invitations, programs, and promotional material 1995-2012

Box 7, Folder 9-10

Press releases 1990-1996

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 7, Folder 11

Program and activity booklets 1993-1999

Box 7, Folder 12-16

Programs and invitations: anniversaries, events, and special services 1973-2012

Physical Description: [5 folders]
Box 12, Folder 19

Programs, pamphlets, and booklets; design and mockups circa 2003

Box 7, Folder 17

Welcome booklets, mockups 1990

 

Religious services records Series 4. 1948, 1967-2011

Physical Description: 3.75 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

Consists of religious service texts, religious service administrative and promotional records, remembrance files, and a 1948 Talmud. High Holy Days Hebrew calendar dates are provided.

Arrangement

High Holy Days materials are listed first, followed by service administrative records and texts, remembrances, and the Talmud.
Box 7, Folder 18-38

High Holy Days, 5734-5760 1973-1999

Physical Description: [21 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes promotional materials, order forms and invitations, mockups of promotional materials and invitations, In Memoriam and Scroll of Rememberance booklets, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah programs, administrative and financial records, and a 1989 High Holy Days Coordinator notebook.
Box 8, Folder 1-10

High Holy Days; 5761-5767, 5771; 2000-2006, 2010

Physical Description: [10 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes promotional materials, order forms and invitations, Days of Awe programs as well as individual Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah programs, Scroll of Rememberance booklets, administrative records, and 2005 registration forms.
Box 8, Folder 11-29

Services: administrative records and texts 1972-1975

Physical Description: [19 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Primarily consists of various religious texts.
Box 9, Folder 1-27

Services: administrative records and texts 1974-2006

Physical Description: [27 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes texts of drashes, pitches, and Rabbi Lisa Edwards sermons. Includes a few papers written by Rabbi Edwards, service texts from conferences, and Shabbaton 1996 records.
Box 10, Folder 1-11

Services: administrative records, texts, and songs 1993-2010, undated

Physical Description: [11 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes texts from Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.
Box 19, Folder 5

Service text, possibly for 1st Siddur circa 1977

Box 12, Folder 20

Service texts 1971, 1981

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 10, Folder 12-17

Service texts, external organizations 1967-1994, undated

Physical Description: [6 folders]
Box 10, Folder 18-20

Remembrances 1988-2011

Physical Description: [3 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Includes service texts, clippings, programs, awards, and 3 photographs.
Box 16, Folder 9

Talmud. Bava kamma. New York: Shulsinger 1948

General Physical Description note: Hard bound book
 

Publications Series 5. 1973-2012

Physical Description: 1.75 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

Consists of newsletters and bulletins published by Beth Chayim Chadashim. Includes mockups and edits of these publications.
Box 11, Folder 25-36

Bulletins 1985-2010

Physical Description: [12 folders]

Scope and Contents note

Bulletins distributed at Sabbath regarding the service, upcoming events, and organizational news. The set is incomplete with the most complete representation between 1996-2001.
Box 10, Folder 21-31

G'Vanim 1973-1983

Physical Description: [11 folders]

Scope and Contents note

This monthly publication was called the Beth Chayim Chadashim Newsletter from 1973-1978. This set is missing the following issues: December 1980; January-September 1981; June, July, September 1982; and May 1983.
Box 11, Folder 1-24

G'Vanim 1984-2012

Physical Description: [24 folders]

Scope and Contents note

The format of the publication changed from 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 to 8 1/2 x 11 inches in 1984. This set is missing the following issues: June, November, December 1984; February, May, June, September, October 1985; February-September, November, December 1986; February-April, September-December 1987; January 1988; March, April 1990; June 1996; November 1999; February 2000; December 2001; December 2006; and most of 2007-2012
Box 11, Folder 37-38

G'Vanim, mockups 1973-1979

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 12, Folder 1

Assorted publications, mockups and edits 1986-1996

 

Subject files Series 6. 1973-2010

Physical Description: 1.0 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

Consists of clippings, flyers, mass mailings, programs, and other promotional materials collected from external organizations. The clippings listings refer exclusively to clippings, while subject file listings refers to all the above items.
Box 12, Folder 2

Clippings, Beth Chayim Chadashim advertisements 1972-1995

Box 12, Folder 3

Clippings, Beth Chayim Chadashim members and the World Congress 1973-2002

Box 12, Folder 4-7

Clippings, general topics 1972-1998

Physical Description: [4 folders]
Box 16, Folder 8

Clippings, general topics 2000-2009

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 12, Folder 8-9

Clippings, hate crimes 1994-1999

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 12, Folder 10-11

Clippings, Holocaust 1994-1999

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 12, Folder 12

Subject files, Holocaust 1994-1999

Box 12, Folder 13-16

Subject files, general topics 1973-2010

Physical Description: [4 folders]
 

Photographs Series 7. 1977-2009

Physical Description: 3.2 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

Consists of images of Beth Chayim Chadashim members, events, and religious services.
Box 13

Exhibit 1999-2000, undated

General Physical Description note: 11 photographic prints with introduction and captions

Scope and Contents note

Photographs used for an exhibit celebrating the 40th year anniversary of Beth Chayim Chadashim.
Box 13

Members, A-P 1999-2001, undated

General Physical Description note: 205 photographic prints

Scope and Contents note

BCC members organized alphabetically by last name.
Box 14

Members, P-Y 1999-2001, undated

General Physical Description note: 90 photographic prints and 2 negative strips

Scope and Contents note

BCC members organized alphabetically by last name.
Box 14

Members, events, and services 1978-2001

General Physical Description note: 107 photographic prints, 1 remembrance letter, 1 correspondence letter, and 1 newspaper clipping.

Scope and Contents note

Consists of any labeled photograph, including those marked for use in a publication or exhibit. Photographs are in no particular order.
Box 15

Members, events, services, and locations 1977-2001

General Physical Description note: 342 photographic prints.

Scope and Contents note

Unlabeled photographs arranged in no particular order.
Box 15

Negatives and contact sheets undated

General Physical Description note: 29 negative strips and 1 contact sheet

Scope and Contents note

Consists of images of Beth Chayim Chadashim members, events, and services, including the marriage of Tracy Moore and Lisa Edwards.
Box 11, Folder 39

Compact discs 2008-2009

Physical Description: [2 CDs]

Scope and Contents note

Consists of images by Sylvia Sukop of Rosh Hashanah day 2 and Tashlich at Beth Chayim Chadashim as well as images by Jason Wittman of the June 17, 2008, marriage of Bishop Ed Vazquez and Deacon Bill Koffinke.
Box 16, Folder 3

Oversized photographic prints undated

Scope and Contents note

6 photographs of a Names Project quilt panel and 1 of a religious service.
 

Audiovisual and graphic materials, religious artifacts, and other objects Series 8. 1972-2011

Physical Description: 4.75 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

Consists of religious artifacts, recordings, awards, computer disks, buttons, flags, posters, signs, rubber stamps, binders, artwork, tissues, and pushkes.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Separated Materials

T-shirts have been separated into the ONE Archives T-shirt collection.
Box 16, Folder 2

Afrikoman from 2nd Seder April 7, 1994

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 21

Ark of the Covenant carried by priests undated

Physical Description: [metal statue, approximately 4 x 2 x 5 inches]
General Physical Description note: Missing one of the two poles supporting the ark.
Box 18, Folder 4

Audiocassettes, Beth Chayim Chadashim's first High Holy Days September 1972

Physical Description: [3 cassettes]

Scope and Contents note

Note with cassettes: "Services were originally recorded on stereo reel to reel tapes. When Jerry Krieger and Jon Smith copied them onto audiocassettes, the only reel to reel recorder was not in good condition, nor did it copy stereo. Therefore, an effort was made to ensure the voices were copied, although the music was on another track and is quite dim. Since on some tapes the music and voices were on different tracks, the music may be dominant or odd as the volumes were adjusted."
Box 18, Folder 5

Audiocassettes, general topic 1996, undated

Physical Description: [3 cassettes]

Scope and Contents note

Includes "BCC History - Past Pres Brunch", undated; "Memorial Service, Sol Halson, Larry Altman, tape #2, November 3, 1996"; and "34 UAHC - Pacific Southwest Council Biennial Convention - Is Our Congregation Ready for a Gay or Lesbian Staff Member", undated.
Box 16, Folder 5

Awards and honors 1989-2011

Physical Description: [oversized]
Box 12, Folder 21

Awards: plaques 1998, undated

Box 19, Folder 2

Binders undated

Physical Description: [2 9x7 inch empty binders]

Scope and Contents note

The brown binder has the text "Beth Chayim Chadashim" and "In Memory of Arthur J. Notkin". The white binder has the text "Beth Chayim Chadashim / Los Angeles, California" and "A High Holiday Prayer Book."
Box 21

Black horse adorned in red and gold fabric undated

Physical Description: [stuffed animal, approximately 5 x 10 x 15 inches]
Box 16, Folder 1

Buttons undated

Physical Description: [6 buttons]

Scope and Contents note

Made for Beth Chayim Chadashim members by Billy Ray Williams.
Box 17, Folder 1

Flags undated

Physical Description: [oversized]

Scope and Contents note

Consists of 1 purple feminist bookstore flag and 2 CSD Munchen rainbow flags.
Box 17, Folder 4

Posters and guides, Women of Valor circa 1997-2002

Physical Description: [oversized, 6 posters and 2 guides]
Box 17, Folder 3

Posters, signs, and artwork circa 1997-2002

Physical Description: [oversized]

Scope and Contents note

Consists of a posterboard image of the Lisa Edwards and Tracy Moore marriage, a mounted artwork by J. Moskowitz, a Hebrew text poster, an "ACT NOW" (AIDS Coalition to Network and Win) sign, and a 30-year timeline of Beth Chayim Chadashim history.
Box 19, Folder 1

Pushke undated

Physical Description: [2 cylindrical cardboard money collectors]

Scope and Contents note

Members used these to save coins to donate to charity in the name of Beth Chayim Chadashim.
Box 18, Folder 3

Rubber stamps undated

Physical Description: [2 stamps]

Scope and Contents note

Imprint with Beth Chayim Chadashim and address.
Box 4, Folder 27

Signs and graphics undated

Box 18, Folder 1

Tissues from Fran Chalin remembrance at Shabbat December 28, 2007

Box 19, Folder 3

Video recording, Beth Chayim Chadashim Isaacson service May 2005

Physical Description: [1 VHS, 1 Hi8 MP 120 videotape master]