Catskills News


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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