For much of the 20th century, the Borscht Belt was a thriving vacation destination for the New York Jewish community. By the 1980s and '90s, though, the region was in a state of rapid economic decline leading many of the hotels and clubs to close. For years Marisa Scheinfeld, a Catskills native, photographed the abandoned hotels of the area capturing their haunting and at times eerily beautiful state of decline. The result is now the subject of a new coffee table book, Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland (Cornell University, 2016). Join us for a reception and remarks by the author.