Presentation and book signing by the author, Marisa Scheinfeld at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven, Amity Road, Woodbridge, at 2 pm November 13.
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Today, the Borscht Belt is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances, and comedy performances. Forgotten about and exhausted, much of its structural environment has been left to decay. The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, presents Marisa Scheinfeld’s photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. Some of the structures have been lying abandoned for periods ranging from four to twenty years, depending on the specific hotel, or bungalow colony, and the conditions under which it closed. Other sites have since been demolished, or repurposed, making this book an even more significant documentation of a pivotal era in American Jewish history. Marisa is a dynamic speaker, and an award-winning photographer who grew up in the Catskills. She invites you to share your Borscht Belt memories, or learn how your grandparents spent their summers.
The program is a partnership between TE and the JCC celebrating Jewish Book Month.
**Note: Change of admission cost
The program is FREE for all TE members, whether or not they are JCC members.
Admission for others: $5.00 for JCC members and $10.00 for non JCC members.