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The Catskills Institute and the Jewish Women's Archive are pleased to co-sponsor

THE 11TH ANNUAL HISTORY OF THE CATSKILLS CONFERENCE
August 26 - 28, 2005
Kutsher's Country Club
Monticello, New York
800-431-1273
www.kutshers.com

Join us for a wonderful weekend of historical, musical, literary, and cultural presentations on the remarkable legacy of the Jewish experience in the Catskills. Meet Catskills veterans and relive the golden years.

Opening night event with musical slide show

Speakers:

Lauren Antler What to Wear When You're Fighting the Patriarchy: Lessons from a Jewish Feminist's Daughter (comedy presentation)

Joyce Antler My Yiddishe/Red Hot Mama: A Short History of Jewish Women in Comedy

Rachel Kranson Staging the Ideal Jewish Community: Women Hotel Owners in the Catskills, 1950-1970

Melissa Martens Catskills and Context: Putting Together a Museum Exhibition on Jewish-American Vacation Culture

Samantha Goldstein 'For the Amusement of the Guests:' How Gertrude Berg Brought the Catskills to Radio and Television

Joe Dorinson From Alan King to Billy Crystal: The Changing Face of Catskills Comedy

Yvonne David "Catskills Revisited: Creating a Book for Young Readers"

Sarah Blacher Cohen "The Unkosher Comediennes: From Sophie Tucker to Joan Rivers"

Reserve your space today.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY


SATURDAY


SUNDAY


5-6pm

Registration & Socializing

6-7pm

Cocktail Party for Conference Participants

8:30-8:45pm

Music/Slide Show: Greetings from Catskills Institute & Jewish Women's Archive

8:45-10pm

Video clips from Golem's "Mock Wedding"
Documentary-in-progress on Carrie Komito & the Alladin Hotel

10-11:15am

Rachel Kranson "Staging the Ideal Jewish Community: Women Hotel Owners in the Catskills 1950-1970"

11:30am-12:45pm

Joe Dorinson "From Alan King to Billy Crystal: The Changing Face of Catskills Comedy"

2-3:45pm

Samantha Goldstein "For the Amusement of the Guests: How Gertrude Berg Brought the Catskills to Radio & Television"

4-5:15pm

Melissa Martens "Catskills & Context: Putting Together a Museum Exhibition on Jewish American Vacation Culture"

8:30-10pm

Joyce Antler "My Yiddishe/Red Hot Mama: A Short History of Jewish Women in Comedy"

Lauren Antler "What to Wear When You are Fighting the Patriarchy: Lessons from a Jewish Feminist's Daughter"

10-11am

Yvonne David "Catskills Revisited: Creating a Book for Young Readers"

11:15am-12:15pm

Sarah Blacher Cohen "The Unkosher Comediennes: From Sophie Tucker to Joan Rivers"

ALL EVENTS TO BE HELD IN "THE SPORTSMEN'S LOUNGE"

The conference is a delightful combination of styles of presentation. Scholars will learn a lot, and non-scholars won't feel like they're at an academic conference.
We begin Friday with registration/socializing at 5 PM, a 6 PM cocktail party especially for conference participants, and finish Sunday after lunch.

Conference fee:

Full conference $60; Friday night only $15; Saturday only $35; Sunday only $25; single event $15.
Payable at the conference or by mail to Phil Brown, 4 Goodman Road, Cambridge, MA 02139 (checks payable to Catskills Institute).
Catskills Institute members (join for $25) pay one-half the rate. Pre-registration helps us run things more smoothly.
For more info, email catskills@brown.edu

Room rates and reservations:

For room reservations, call Kutsher's: (845) 794-6000 or (800) 431-1273. Please note, you do NOT have to stay at the hotel to attend the conference.

Visit the Jewish Women's Archive at http://www.jwa.org

The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit the rich legacy of Jewish women and their contributions to our families and communities, to our people and our world