New Catskill Historical Trail Rekindles Glory Days Of The Borscht Belt

A talented and committed group of locals, artists, and historians are preserving the rich history of the Borscht Belt with a new series of historical markers and cultural programming.

The broad goal of the Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project is to identify and mark locations emblematic of the history of the Borscht Belt, a celebrated era in American Jewish life.

It is spearheaded by photographer and author Marisa Scheinfeld, whose connections to the region are quite personal. Her great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents all lived there, and she was raised in the Catskill Mountains after moving from Brooklyn at the age of five. (Her parents still live

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