This is another feature of the Filmshul series: Jewish Hollywood".
The now mostly shuttered summer resorts of Southeastern New York's Catskills Mountains - Grossinger's, Kutsher's, the Raleigh, the Concord, the Pines and others - provided the formative years for many prominent Jewish comedy stars for a number of decades up through the 1970s. Discover the origins of the region that came to be known as the Borscht Belt and how such youngsters as Woody Allen, Shelley Berman, Totie Fields, Milton Berle, Jack E. Leonard, Joan Rivers, Jerry Lewis, Betty Garrett, Danny Kaye and Myron Cohen left their audiences in stitches. Plus, there will be a look at the movies inspired by the "Jewish Alps."
This is a free Zoom event, but you must register at: www.ebjc.org/New-Series-Filmshul.
Sponsor: East Brusnwick Jewish Center along with many other synagogues throughout the country