5 2015

Thought Provoking Thursdays: The Borscht Belt with Marty Schniet

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center 775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater, 08807
908.725.6994 (Phone)
908.725.9753 (Fax)


$ Cost $ 5.00

Historically, half of America’s Jews lived in New York City. remarkable time of the Borscht Belt will never be
duplicated, and what survives of the Borscht Belt are the fabulous memories. Marty Schniet will detail the history
of The Borscht Belt and will focus on a number of sites including: Old Route 17, Red Apple Rest and the Bungalow
Colonies, to name a few. He will speak about the following great hotels of the Borscht Belt era including Grossinger’s,
The Concord and Kutcher’s. Hear about the incomparable comedians that got their start in the Catskills including Red Buttons, George Burns, Rodney Dangerfield, Sid Caesar, Henny Youngman and Milton Berle. Finally, hear about what caused the decline of The Borscht Belt.