The Borscht Belt

October 16, 2017

Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Congregation Beth Chaim and The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks present

The Borscht Belt with Marisa Scheinfeld

Thursday, November 2 | 10:30am

 

Time travel through American Jewish history and pop culture as we revisit the Borscht Belt – once home to about 500 hotels and 50,000 bungalows in the Catskill Mountains. This program is both a eulogy and a celebration to what was once called “the Jewish Alps.” Presented by Marisa Scheinfeld, author of The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland.

 

Marisa’s new book presents photographs of abandoned sites where resorts and bungalow colonies once boomed. Some of the structures have been lying abandoned. Other sites have since been demolished, or repurposed, making this book an even more significant documentation of a pivotal era in American Jewish History.

 

Cost:  $7 per person + a non-perishable kosher item

RSVP:  CLICK HERE to Register or contact Beth Englezos at 609-987-8100, ext. 126

Open to all. Free refreshments.

All proceeds will benefit the Yvette Sarah Clayman Kosher Food Pantry

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