Catskills News

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Online Service Matches Families With Affordable Jewish Summer Camps

12/02/2014 10:05 AM

(JNS). The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has launched BunkConnect, a new online service matching eligible families with well-regarded, non-profit Jewish summer camps. The families are

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Celebrated Yiddish-English Singer Claire Barry Dies at 94

12/01/2014 11:42 AM

Claire Barry, who moved from the parochial world of Yiddish entertainment into worldwide pop music stardom as one-half of The Barry Sisters, died on November 22

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NY State to Decide Mid-December on Casino Licenses

11/25/2014 1:04 PM

Residents of New York will have to wait until at least Dec. 17th before they know where the state intends to locate casinos. State Gaming Commission

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Bloomingburg Jewish Community Calls BOE Decision To Toss Hasidic Vote ‘Anti-Jewish’

11/21/2014 9:53 AM

On Thursday, the Sullivan County Board of Elections tossed out 62 of 69 Hasidic voter registration challenges that were filed by proponents of the village of

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Yorktown, NY – Home Of Pupa Rebbe Burnt Down For 2nd Time In Two Years

11/09/2014 11:53 AM

The home of the Grand Rabbi of Pupa shlit”a was burnt down to the grounds, as a fire tore through the house at the Kehilath Yaakov

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Dozens of Bunkhouses Burnt Down In Monticello Summer Camp Fire [Photos]

10/07/2014 11:02 AM

A four-alarm fire that started Monday evening in Camp Shira in Monticello, New York, left several bunkhouses and bungalows completely burned down and three firefighters injured,

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Bloomingburg, NY – Results Of Dissolution Referendum Could Take Up To A Month

10/01/2014 12:14 AM

Voters in the eastern Sullivan County Village of Bloomingburg cast Tuesday their vote in a referendum on whether or not to dissolve itself and merge with

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Bloomingburg, NY – Hasidic Voters Challenged Over Rosh Hashanah

09/28/2014 8:39 AM

Hasidic voters in the Village of Bloomingburg were served with challenges over their residency on Rosh Hashanah, with little time left to respond before the September

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Jewish Community In Bloomingburg Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Village, Town Of Mamakating

09/08/2014 6:39 PM Updated: 2 years ago

The Orthodox Jewish community in Bloomingburg, Upstate NY, on Monday filed a civil rights lawsuit against the leaders of the village of Bloomingburg and the town

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Reb. Nachman Caller: Open Letter To Residents Of Town Of Thompson Re: Catskills Casinos

08/29/2014 2:32 PM Updated: 2 years ago

The following is an open letter to all of the residents of the town of Thompson in Sullivan County from R’ Nachman C. Caller Esq., a

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Woodridge, NY – BD”E: Orthodox Jewish Child Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle

08/24/2014 3:41 PM Updated: 2 years ago

A 6-year-old girl, a resident from Lakewood, passed away Sunday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle on Tabaczynski Road, in front of the Village Park

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NYGov- Rob Astorino Warmly Welcomed By Orthodox Jewish Voters Residing In The Catskills

08/24/2014 12:46 PM Updated: 2 years ago

Jacob Kornbluh, Sol Rieger – Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino on Sunday visited the Jewish community residing for the summer in the Catskills, a tradition never

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Cuomo Grants $43K To Anti-Hasidic Bloomingburg Dissolution Activists

08/21/2014 1:30 PM Updated: 2 years ago

While staying mum on the ongoing tension between residents, outside activists and the new Hasidic Jewish community in the small village of Bloomingburg in Upstate NY,

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NYGov – Anti-Jewish Mamakating Supervisor Endorses Teachout For Governor

08/18/2014 10:09 AM Updated: 2 years ago

Zephyr Teachout, a candidate for Governor in the September Democratic primary, added to her list of endorsement a controversial figure in her bid to unseat incumbent

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First Kosher Pizza Store Opens In The Village of Bloomingburg

08/11/2014 4:12 PM Updated: 2 years ago

After months of ongoing vandalism and accusations of anti-Semitic behavior against the growth of Bloomingburg’s Orthodox Jewish presence, the Jewish community in the Village of of

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BREAKING: Two Suspects in Custody For Vandalizing Spree on Jewish Store Fronts in Bloomingburg

08/04/2014 10:43 AM Updated: 2 years ago

The New York State Police have two people in custody, whom they have identified as suspects in the vandalism spree of Jewish store fronts in the

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Siena/TWC Poll: Upstate New Yorkers Ambivalent About New Casinos

07/29/2014 2:50 PM Updated: 2 years ago

An exclusive Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll has revealed that New Yorkers living in three key regions of the state see both benefits and negative

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Upstate NY Casino Bidders Request Property Tax Breaks

07/22/2014 5:59 PM Updated: 2 years ago

Several casino bidders who claim that their proposed projects would help revitalize upstate New York communities are also seeking tens of millions of dollars in local

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Bloomingburg, NY – Lamm Scores Victory With Judge Ruling 396-Unit Construction Can Continue

07/17/2014 9:50 AM

After years of infighting, lawsuits and accusations of hate attacks, developer Shalom Lamm scored a major victory in his bid to expand the village of Bloomberg

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NY Times Warns of Casinos’ Financial Pitfalls

07/14/2014 6:41 PM Updated: 2 years ago

The New York Times has come out with an editorial that seriously questions the potential financial benefits of new casinos in upstate New York. The newspaper