Re: What was Ginsburg & Klausner, S Fallsburg, NY (Catskills) not listed as hotel #usa


Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff
 

For specific hotels, or other information, 

You might try Phil Brown, who turned his own passion, research, and Catskill Hotel memories conferences into a full-fleged institute documenting and archiving an important part of the Jewish experience in the U.S. 

1 - Contact Catskills Institute at Brown University, started and fun by faculty member, Phil Brown.

https://www.brown.edu/Research/Catskills_Institute/index.shtml
 
2 -  There are also lots of books and reminisences with compendia and articles, scholarly and otherwise.  

Two phrases that bring up some books at Amazon.com.   Research "Catskill hotels."  search "Borscht Belt."    

These hotels, large and small and in between, outgrowths of the first generation "kuchaleinin," ("cook alone, i.e. book one's own food, kashrut required, aka "rooming houses.") provided fabulous, fun vacations, with sports, amazing food, goo air, safe hiking, boatin, tenniss, evening comediens, singers, jugglers, etc, children's day camps. 

They served as an important, informal, but important institution for marriageable age singles looking for a suitable match.  Most of these singles were first generation Americans.   Even if on any given trip, one didn't "meet someone," one still had a great vacation - whether summer or winter.  

These hotels played a big role in assuring Jewish continuity for several generations of U.S. Jews,  a role known to families along the East Coast and even the Midwest.     

For example:
My parents met at Shawanga Lodge,  My mom from Manhattan/Bronx, my dad from Atlantic City, NJ.
My uncle and aunt also met at Shawanga Lodge.  My aunt from Brooklyn, NY.
My other uncle and aunt met at the Concord.  This aunt from New Rochelle, NY. 

And I'm adding the following set of links for the fun of it - to spark the personal memories many of us treasure and to share with others
"what was." 
ezyroff@...


On Sunday, September 6, 2020, 11:46:47 AM PDT, Carol Rubin <evans1035@...> wrote:


My husband’s paternal grandmother’s parents had either a boardinghouse or a small  hotel called the Belvedere in S Fallsburg NY around early to mid 1930s. Only info I’ve been able to find based on an address from the NY census of 1930 or 1935 is that it might later have become some kind of yoga retreat. I think I tried writing to a historian for the town but never got a response. Any ideas on where I might find any photos from that time?

Carol Rubin

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