BY ISABEL BALOTIN
Shalom Jacksonville Director

 

                One could hear a pin drop in the Cohen Auditorium at River Garden last month as nearly 130 people watched the film 'Welcome to Kutsher’s', a unique look at life in the Catskills.  The nostalgic morning brought back many memories for those who vacationed or worked in the area and whatever their connection was to the Borscht Belt, the film conjured up all kinds of memories.
                Due to the tremendous response and long wait list, an encore presentation has been scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 2 at 1:30 p.m., again in the Cohen Auditorium at River Garden Senior Services, 11401 St. Augustine Road. Desserts and coffee will be served prior to the screening as this joint program is offered free of charge by the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and its partner River Garden Senior Services. Even those without Catskills connection are able to enjoy the documentary as it's a revealing look into an important period of Jewish history and culture. Attendees are encouraged to invite their friends to the encore as well.
                Shalom Jacksonville would like to thank Martin Goetz, CEO or River Garden, Skip Willbach, Director of Marketing for their support of the program and the use of their wonderful facility. A special shout out goes to the friendly and patient Mimi Kaufman for taking reservations and Larry Tallis, a truly talented and professional photographer.  Shalom  Jacksonville looks forward to continuing its partnership with River Garden and bringing the film to other venues in Northeast Florida in the coming months. For more information or to RSVP to the next showing, please contact, Isabel Balotin at 904-448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org .