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Folder Scope & Content San Diego Hebrew Home - 1973-1982
Collection Myron Shelley Collection
Box / Folder MSH01
Collection Location Special Collections and University Archives
Series Organizational Records
Dates of Creation 1973-1982
Dates of Accumulation
Description (MSH)-The Myron Shelley Collection contains 4 boxes, 3 of which document the operational and financial fiscal records of the San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged from 1973-1995. The 4th box pertains to the North Shores B'nai B'rith Lodge, the ADL Council, the Temple Youth League Congregation Beth Israel, and the Community Relations Committee of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego and other organizations within B'nai B'rith. Other organizational papers in the 4th box pertain to The Guardians of San Diego and the Community Relations Committee of the United Jewish Federation.

The greater portion of the materials in this collection, documents pertaining to the Hebrew Home for the Aged, the North Shores B'nai B'rith Lodge, the ADL Council, and the Temple Youth League were given over to the JHSSD on May 28, 2000 by Myron Shelley, who served on the Board of Directors for the Hebrew Home for the Aged, as well as serving on its Campaign Committee for fundraising. On December 26, 2005, Mr. Shelley conveyed other documents to the JHSSD that pertained to the Guardians of San Diego, a Jewish men's fundraising service organization founded in 1945 to specifically benefit the needs of the Senior Citizens of San Diego's Jewish communities, of which Myron Shelley was president in the 1970s.

San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged, whose records are the greatest part of this collection, is a beneficiary agency of the San Diego United Jewish Federation 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 1945 with only 9 beds. In 1958, a campaign raised funds to expand their capacity and improve the level of care being given. Over the years, the Hebrew Home for the Aged has conducted other campaigns to raise funds for equipment, personnel, and more bed capacity as the needs arose. The Jewish community has grown four-fold since the Home was first founded in 1945. 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. The Hebrew Home for the Aged, now known as the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, is now located on two sites in the north county. One is in the coastal city of Encinitas; the other in the inland city of Poway.