Brett Sokol, journalist and editor of "Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977–1980," a vivid photographic portrait of the then-thriving and now-vanished Jewish community of retirees that existed on South Beach during the late 1970s, will be speaking about his newest book, "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet's Summer Camp 1977." A companion to "Shtetl in the Sun," "Hello Muddah" chronicles the summer of 1977 at Camp Mountain Lake—from the parade of trunks as 300 predominantly Jewish campers arrive at Mountain Lake’s rural North Carolina setting to the end-of-August Dionysian frenzy of “Color War,” Sweet's photos tell a classic coming-of-age story, one full of awkward crushes, intense friendships, and the kind of deep truths that emerge over late night, campfire-toasted marshmallows.
This live event will be presented via Zoom and will stream live on the Yiddish Book Center's Facebook page. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—which will allow you to submit questions—registration is required.