In the Catskills: A Century of Jewish Experience in "The Mountains"

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In The Catskills
A CENTURY OF THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN “THE MOUNTAINS”

Edited by
PHIL BROWN

Columbia University Press

New York

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • In the Catskills *
  • Part 1 - History 1
  • Introduction 7
  • Sleeping in My Parents' Hotel: the End of a Century of the Jewish Catskills 9
  • Jewish Farmers of the Catskills 22
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • Hotels and the Holocaust 39
  • The Catskills at the End of World War II 42
  • Part 2 - Boarding House, Bungalow, and Kuchalayn Life 57
  • Introduction 61
  • The Yearning Heifer 64
  • Grine Feldera Place in the Country 75
  • Bingo by the Bungalow 81
  • Bungalow Colony Life 96
  • Notes *
  • Bungalow Stories 110
  • Part 3 - Hotel Life 127
  • Introduction 137
  • Dinner at the Rigi Kulm House 140
  • Old Stock 143
  • Young Workers in the Hotels 155
  • The Pool 167
  • Growing Up at Grossinger's 177
  • Five - And Three House 183
  • Reflections on the Delmar Hotel and the Demise of the Catskills 198
  • Part 4 - Entertainment 215
  • Introduction 221
  • Comics, Singers, and Tummlers 224
  • The Social Director at the Adult Summer Camp 236
  • The Casino 243
  • The Fine Art of Mountain Tummling 248
  • Yener Welt 256
  • Yener Welt 257
  • Shoot the Shtrudel to Me, Yudel! (1941) 260
  • Shoot the Shtrudel to Me, Yudel! (1941) 261
  • Part 5 - Romance 265
  • Introduction 269
  • Miss Tevkin 272
  • Forbidden Fruit 280
  • Marjorie at South Wind 287
  • Amy Lourie 298
  • Part 6 - Religion 321
  • Introduction 329
  • Bungalow Summer: the Catskills, New York 331
  • The Shul in Kaaterskill Falls 349
  • Part 7 - Food 361
  • Introduction 365
  • Eating at the Hotel 367
  • The Catskills Remembered 371
  • Bungalow 377
  • Appendix - Links to More Sources 391
  • Annotated Bibliography 393
  • Hotels of the Catskills 413
  • Bungalow Colonies of the Catskills 415
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