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Dirty Dancing

A popular vacation destination for Jewish North-easterners

For most of the 20th Century, the Catskill Mountains were a popular vacation destination for Jewish North-easterners. Every summer, working-class families took the train from New York City or loaded up their cars and headed to bungalow colonies and hotels.  

The Borscht Belt was a vibrant cultural center portrayed in movies like Sweet Lorraine, A Walk on the Moon, and of course Dirty Dancing.  Producer Binnie Klein visited one of the last remaining resorts from what now may be a bygone era.

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