Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Catskills, Mountains, Jewish, anti-semitism, resort
By the early twentieth century, the fruitful farmlands of Sullivan and Ulster Counties became home to hundreds of hotels and bungalow colonies that served the Jews of New York City. Yet these hotels were unlike most in America, for they not only represented an escape from the confines of the ghetto of the Lower East Side, but they also retained a distinct religious nature. The Jewish dietary laws were followed in most of the colonies and resorts, and religious services were also a part of daily life. It was within this cultural context that a summer haven was created in the Catskill Mountains.
Mark, Briana H., "A Lost Land: The Jewish Experience in the Catskills" (2011). Honors Theses. 1029.