The Catskills Jewish resorts helped shaped American Jewish culture, enabling Jews to become more American while at the same time introducing the American public to immigrant Jewish culture. Since 1995 The Catskills Institute has collected a variety of materials derived from and about the Jewish experience in the Catskills including reminiscences, literary texts, photos, menus, rate cards, postcards, memorabilia, business records, and interviews. You can browse lists of books and movies, and read published and unpublished memoirs, poetry, and short stories. You can learn more about the materials contained in the collection by exploring our featured exhibits. More exhibits will be added as the collection grows.