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 assignments mean checking in at one of the old bungalow hotels, such as Grossinger's. The menu? Brisket, of course.
The event's headliner is Noodles Levenstein, who is described as "a mix of Henney Youngman and Jerry Seinfeld." The Orange County Klezmer band will perform medleys.
Dinner honorees include six people who supported specific youth programs and two BJE directors, Ida Marks Meltzer and Joan S. Kaye.
Proceeds will help support a leadership program that reaches 500 teens, training for synagogue teachers and adult education classes.
For more information, please call (714) 755-4400.