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THE 13TH ANNUAL HISTORY OF THE CATSKILLS CONFERENCE
August 24 - 26, 2007
Kutsher's Country Club
Monticello, New York
800-431-1273
www.kutshers.com

Join us for a wonderful weekend of historical, musical, literary, and cultural presentations on the remarkable legacy of the Jewish experience in the Catskills. Meet Catskills veterans and relive the golden years.

Opening night event with musical slide show

Speakers announced + new bus tour

Joe Dorinson & Henry Foner "Sam Levenson: From Class Room to Stand Up"
Jim Landis & Barbara Autrey "Alfred Landis: Postcard Artist Extraordinaire"
Andrew Jacobs & Charles Swietarski ìFour Seasons Lodge: A Holocaust Survivor's Bunglow Colonyî
Rachel Kranson "Beet Borscht En Glass: Dining in the Catskills"
Judith Maidenbaum "Rip Van Kauneonga: The Rebirth of a Village"
and many more...

Plus...
By popular demand, the bus tour returns: "Ellenville: The Mountain & The Valley" [additional $25]

Film Showing: "Four Seasons Lodge" pre-release of a documentary on a bungalow colony of Holocaust survivors; directed by NY Times reporter Andrew Jacobs; cinematography by Albert Maysles


FRIDAY


SATURDAY


SUNDAY


5-6pm

Registration & Socializing

6-7pm

Cocktail Party for Conference Participants

8:30-9pm

Catskill History slide show accompanied by live klezmer music; Greetings & updates from the Catskills Institute

9-10:30pm

Showing of "Four Seasons Lodge" pre-release of a documentary on a bungalow colony of Holocaust survivors

10-11:15am

Judith Maidenbaum - Rip Van Kauneonga: The Rebirth of a Village

11:30am-12:45pm

Andrew Jacobs & Charles Swietarksi "Four Seasons Lodge: A Holocaust Survivor's Bungalow Colony"

2-5pm

Bus Tour "Ellenville: The Mountain & The Valley" led by Irwin Richman

8:30-10pm

Jim Landis & Barbara Autrey "Alfred Landis: Postcard Artist Extraordinaire"

10-11am

Joe Dorinson & Henry Foner "Sam Levenson: From Classroom to Stand Up"

11:15am-12:15pm

Rachel Kranson "Beet Borscht En Glass: Dining in the Catskills"

The conference is a delightful combination of styles of presentation. Scholars will learn a lot, and non-scholars wonít feel like theyíre at an academic conference.
We begin Friday with registration/socializing at 5 PM, a 6 PM cocktail party especially for conference participants, and finish Sunday after lunch.

Conference fee:

Full conference $60; Friday night only $15; Saturday only $30; Sunday only $20; single event $10.
Payable at the conference or by mail to Phil Brown, 4 Goodman Road, Cambridge, MA 02139 (checks payable to Catskills Institute).
Catskills Institute members (join for $25) pay one-half the rate. Bus tour is an add'l $25 (no member discount).
Pre-registration helps us run things more smoothly.
For more info, email catskills@brown.edu

Room rates and reservations:

For room reservations, call Kutsher's: (845) 794-6000 or (800) 431-1273. Please note, you do NOT have to stay at the hotel to attend the conference.