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Rise and Fall of The Borscht Belt
Sponsored by the Men's Club
Sunday, Oct 14th, 2018 10:00 AM

One East 65th Street
$30 for Men's Club and Women's Auxiliary Members; $40 for all other guests
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join the Temple Emanu-El Men's Club as they welcome special guest speaker Jack Godfrey to screen and discuss Peter Davis' 1986 documentary film, The Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt. The film chronicles the rise and fall of the summer pilgrimage from New York City to the Catskills once made by 1 million people a year from the 1920s to the 1960s. Brunch will be served.

Jack Godfrey has over 40 years of professional business management experience, 20 of which was spent managing large and small hotel operations. After a successful hotel career, Mr. Godfrey owned and operated the sixth Chesapeake Bagel Bakery franchise in suburban Washington, DC, which was ultimately sold. With three years of research and traveling throughout the United States, Mr. Godfrey  developed and enjoyed eight profitable years as owner of Jake's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que in Virgina Beach. He is a graduate of Ulster County Community College and Lewis International Hotel School, has served as treasurer and vice president of Mill Creek Condominium Association, and currently serves as president of the Catskill Resort Museum, nestled in the heart of what is now known as The Borscht Belt. 

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