In South Haven alone, the Jewish summer population would swell up to 25,000. This Jewish coastline, the Catskills of the Midwest, featured resorts and hotels of every size and shape. Vacationers could dance under the stars, listen to orchestras and dance bands, eat good Kosher food, play cards, send their kinder to camp and find holy places to worship. Many of those original resorts are gone, but what remains is rich with culture and tradition…and beautiful sunsets.
Our weekend will include Friday night services at Temple B’nai Shalom in Benton Harbor, a visit to First Hebrew Congregation in South Haven and a tour of Mary, City of David’s Resort and synagogue.