Description: 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.
Date: Thursday, November 2 at 10:30am
Location: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd East, Princeton Junction)
Cost: $7 per person + bring a non-perishable item for the Kosher Food Pantry
Brought to you by JFCS, Congregation Beth Chaim & The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks
**Event open to all; Free refreshments; All proceeds will benefit the Yvette Sarah Clayman Kosher Food Pantry**