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  • Finding the Goldbergs: A Catskills mystery unraveled

    1 day ago

    The moment I kicked in the door of the abandoned house in the heart of the Catskills, I felt like I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone: Borscht Belt edition.”

    In some corners it appeared as if the residents were just out for the afternoon. Pictures and tchotchkes adorned the...

  • Borough Park woman vacationing in Catskills killed in Irene

    August 29, 2011 | 10:25 am

    A Borough Park woman is among the at least 16 killed by Hurricane Irene’s six-state onslaught.

    Leah Stern, a Jewish woman reportedly in her 70s, was trapped in the Valkyrian Motel in Fleischmann’s, New York, approximately 140 miles north of New York City, when the motel was uprooted...

  • ‘The First Basket’ depicts journey from Ellis Island to shooting hoops

    October 30, 2008 | 3:31 am

    It's true that major league baseball has seen a renaissance of Jewish players during the past few years, but the historic American Jewish sport is surely basketball.

    It makes sense if you think about it: Easy to play on the concrete surfaces that are ubiquitous in urban areas,...
  • Cartoonist captures comics

    By Jay Firestone

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The deep-wrinkled smile of Mel Brooks, the sadly nervous stare of Woody Allen and the loud-mouthed plasticity of Joan Rivers -- Drew Friedman doesn't just paint these icons, he captures their wit, charm and the poignancy of their careers.

    "The history of their lives is written on...

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  • Catskills Memories

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For Rita Lakin, memories of the 1950s at Grossinger's, the famed Catskills resort, bring up thoughts of three five-course kosher meals per day, plus a runway-length buffet for guests who missed breakfast -- served one hour before lunch. Then there were the Saturday night shows...

  • BJE Celebrates Catskills Style

    By Journal Staff

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a visit to the Borscht Belt, where a generation of Jewish immigrants escaped for celebrations and community, with "The Catskills of Orange County" on Oct. 6 at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.

    Seating...

  • A Psalm for a Singer

    April 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    It's tenor time in the Borscht Belt next week. The cantors are coming to the Catskills, close to 400 of them, from Conservative synagogues across the country. With spouses and sundry fans in tow, they'll be descending on Kutsher's Country Club, one of the last of the region's great...
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