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9TH ANNUAL HISTORY OF THE CATSKILLS CONFERENCE
August 22 - 24, 2003
Kutsher's Country Club
Monticello, New York
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.

Speakers will include authors who have written about the Catskills, as well as former guests, staff, and entertainers. We will be showing the film Sweet Lorraine, and screenwriter Shelly Altman will be on hand to discuss. There will be an opening night event with entertainment by singers and comics from the old days. Irwin Richman will once again lead his bus tour "Borscht Belt Bungalows" as Phil Brown's bus tour "Hotels of the Catskills" is sold out. Another new feature is a ìspeak-out session,î where participants can do brief presentations of their own histories -- people interested in doing so should contact us ahead of time. Memorabilia and Judaica exhibits will also be featured.

Click here to view registration form
registration begins 5pm Friday & continues throughout the conference.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY


SATURDAY


SUNDAY


5-6pm

Registration & Socializing

6-7pm

Cocktail Party for Conference Participants

8:30-8:45pm

Music/Slide Show: Welcome to the Conference

8:45-10pm

Speak Out Session: short reminiscences by conference attendees

10pm

Film: Sweet Lorraine

10-11am

Joe Dorinson & Henry Foner "Ain't No Mountain High: Hoop Dreams in the Borscht Belt" (on Catskills summer basketball)

11:30am-12:45pm

Deborah Dash Moore "Jewish Leisure & Vacationing

2-5:30pm

Choice of one 3-hour bus tour:

1) "Hotels of the Catskills" narrated by Phil Brown, based on his books Catskill Culture and In the Catskills (optional, extra cost)

2) "Borscht Belt Bungalows" narrated by Irwin Richman, based on his book Borscht Belt Bungalows (optional, extra cost)

2:30-4pm

Film: Sweet Lorraine (repeat showing)

8:30-10pm

Aurora Flores "Mambo in the Catskills"

10-11am

Shelly Altman "On Writing the Screenplay for Sweet Lorraine"

11:15am-12:30pm

Irwin Richman "Home Movies"

ALL EVENTS TO BE HELD IN "THE SPORTSMEN'S LOUNGE"

Conference fee:

Full conference $50; Friday night only $20; Saturday only $25; Sunday only $20; single event $10; bus tour $20 (1/2 price for Catskills Institute Members, except for bus tour).
Please pre-register with Phil Brown, 4 Goodman Road, Cambridge, MA 02139 (checks payable to Catskills Institute).
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.Click here for Kutsher's Conference Rate Sheet