Kutsher's Hotel

Borscht Belt Resort Kutsher’s To Face Wrecking Ball

05/20/2014 - 20:00

Kutsher’s, the fabled Catskills resort hotel, is set to be demolished later this month.

The 1,300-acre property near Monticello, N.Y., was sold last year for $8.18 million to Veria Lifestyle Inc., which plans to turn it into a health and wellness resort. The buildings will be demolished in the next week or two, according to the Times Herald-Record.

Summer’s End In The Catskills

Chasidim and soldiers mix in a friendly setting.
09/10/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Most of the 250,000 Jews who summered in the Catskills this year have boxed up the insides of their bungalows. Seasonal stores are shuttered.

West Point’s Jewish plebes came to Kutsher’s for some R & R.

From Kutsher’s To The Gush

Musings on home, in more ways than one.
06/11/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor

With the recent passing of NBA great Jack Twyman, obituaries mentioned the love and care of this white man for his black teammate Maurice Stokes (color mattered in 1958), when Stokes suffered a brain injury and permanent paralysis soon after hitting his head on the court during a game. Until his death in 1970, and without an NBA pension, Stokes survived on charity that was mostly raised by Twyman, who became his legal guardian.

Borscht Belt ball: Wilt Chamberlain, back row, second from left, at Kutsher’s.
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