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Sunday, February 14 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland

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From the 1920s-1960s, the Catskill Mountains were a popular vacation destination for millions of Americans. Known as the Borscht Belt, the region combined recreational activities with nighttime entertainment. At its peak, the Borscht Belt was comprised of over 1000 hotels and 800 bungalow colonies. Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld, who grew up in the region, has been documenting the degradation of the era's remains. At Limmud, Marisa will present selections from the series.

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Marisa Scheinfeld

Marisa Scheinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1980. She received her B.A. in 2002 and her MFA in 2011. Her work is highly motivated by her interest in ruins, or sites and the histories embedded within them. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is among... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm EST