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7TH ANNUAL HISTORY OF THE CATSKILLS CONFERENCE
August 24 - 26, 2001
Kutsher's Country Club
Monticello, New York

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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
8:30-10 pm
Phil Brown music intro
Eileen Pollack, reading from her collection Paradise, New York
10:00-11:15am
Harvey Jacobs, author of Summer on a Mountain of Spices, reading from his novel
1130-12:45pm
Joe Dorinson, "Catskills Comedy"
2:15-3:30pm
Joseph Berger, reading from his new book Displaced Persons: Growing up American After the Holocaust
4:00-5:15pm
John Conway, "Gangsters in the Catskills"
8:30-9:45pm
Irwin Richman, "Sullivan County Borscht Belt"
10:00-11:00am
Phil Brown, "Searching for Ruins"--a slide show
11:15-12:30pm
Arthur Tanney, "Life in the Bungalow Colonies"

Each year, the conference has been a delightful combination of styles of presentation. Scholars will learn a lot, and non-scholars won¹t feel like they¹re at an academic conference. Plus, we always have perfect weather. We begin Friday 6 PM with a cocktail party especially for conference participants, and finish Sunday after lunch.

Conference fee:

$50 whole weekend, 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 pay one-half the rate.

Room rates and reservations:

For room reservations, call Kutsher¹s: (845) 794-6000 or (800) 431-1273.Click here for Kutsher's Conference Rate Sheet