Teaneck, NJ (November 28,2023) - The National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section (NCJW BCS), a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action, will present Andrew Jacobs, Director of the new Borscht Belt Museum in Ellenville, NY, who will share his insights into the history of the Catskills. Mr. Jacobs will be the guest speaker at the section’s General Meeting on November 28, 2023 at 1pm at Temple Emeth, which is located at 1666 Windsor Road, Teaneck.
Andrew Jacobs is the President of the Borscht Belt Museum’s Board of Directors. For the past two years, he has helped lead the creation of a cultural institution dedicated to the history and legacy of the Borscht Belt resort era.
Andrew is also a reporter for The New York Times, where he covers health-related issues for the Science section. During his nearly three decades at The Times, Andrew has covered a wide range of beats, including the American South, China, New Jersey politics, and the New York City Police Department. In 2002, he was part of a team of reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize in the public service category for their coverage of the 9/11 terror attacks in Manhattan. In 2008, Andrew directed and produced “Four Seasons Lodge,” a documentary about a community of Holocaust survivors in upstate New York that was based on an article he wrote for The Times.
“I am delighted that Andrew Jacobs will be speaking to us about the history and legacy of the Borscht Belt resort. For many of us this will be a wonderful trip down memory lane,” stated Joan Cooper, NCJW BCS member of the Education and Advocacy committee and organizer of the event.
The event is free for members. There is a charge of $15 for nonmembers payable at the door.
For more information on this meeting and the National Council of Jewish Women, Bergen County Section (NCJW BCS), as well as, postings of upcoming events, please visit www.ncjwbcs.org or call (201) 385-4847.
About NCJW BCS
Celebrating the 100th anniversary, National Council of Jewish Women, Bergen County Section (NCJW BCS) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals Into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW BCS strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms