1:00 PM13:00

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Book talk and signing

Jewish Museum of Maryland

15 Lloyd Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

In conjunction with the exhibit Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland, the Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a book talk by photographer Marisa Scheinfeld. Scheinfeld’s new book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, presents a contemporary view of dozens of Borscht Belt hotels and bungalow colonies, taking the viewer deep into the heart of the lost world of the beloved region.

A Catskill native, Scheinfeld spent many a summer day swimming in the pools and lakes of Ulster and Sullivan counties. At the Museum, Marisa will discuss the history of the Borscht Belt and detail its rise, fall and impact. She will discuss her connections to the region and the layered meanings behind the photographs. Her talk will also illustrate the Borscht Belt’s significance as a destination for many honeymooners, including that of her maternal grandparents.

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7:30 PM19:30

JCC Mid-Westchester

Book Signing in conjunction with the screening of Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort. 

Kutsher’s Country Club was the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills, a family-owned and operated resort for over 100 years. This award-winning documentary captures a last glimpse of a lost world as it disappears before our eyes. The Catskills resorts were not only a Jewish refuge and family vacation paradise, they also gave birth to American stand-up comedy, an NBA All-Star tradition, and all-inclusive resorts.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 7:30-9:30pm – $15

Screening followed by Q&A with comedian Scott Blakeman and Marisa Scheinfeld


Marisa Scheinfeld, author of the newly published The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, will join the post screening conversation. Her book will be available for sale & signing. 

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