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Dr. Pearl Herzog

With her hardworking spirit and genuine interest in every person, Jennie Grossinger turned her family’s wildly successful resort into a springboard for spreading kindness and charity.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The world-renowned Grossinger’s Hotel, the iconic Jewish resort located in the Borscht Belt of New York’s Catskill Mountains, was almost a city in itself. The 1,200-acre retreat boasted sprawling golf courses, tennis courts, an outdoor skating rink, and a ski slope with artificial snow, along with its own airport, post office, and fire department. And reigning as queen over this mini-paradise wasJenniferGrossinger. Daughter of the founders of the hotel — Asher Selig and Malka Grossinger — Jennifer was one of the world’s greatest hostesses and the architect who poured her soul into the development of this multimillion dollar resort. For seven decades, until its doors closed in 1986, Grossinger’s Hotel served as a respite for over 150,000 guests a year. To many upward-striving individuals, staying at Grossinger’s was evidence of having “made it.” ButJennifer’s accomplishments went well beyond the monetary. In recognition of her benevolence, GovernorNelsonA.Rockefeller proclaimed June 16, 1968,JennieGrossingerDay in New York State. “Jennie exemplified the American Dream of success from humble beginnings and a lifetime of humanitarian achievement for others rarely equaled in the annals of the United States,”GovernorRockefeller wrote. 

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