The Official Leibele Waldman Blog

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Officiating at Hotels in the Catskills, Atlantic City & Lakewood, NJ

Grossingers Hotel, Ferndale, NY

By his late twenties, my father had already officiated in many of the leading synagogues throughout the United States and Canada, had appeared in twelve movies (“ Jewish Talkies”) and was heard weekly on Jewish radio.  The name Leibele Waldman had become a household name as more and more Jewish families sat glued to their radios and frequented the Jewish theaters. 

Passover Seder at Grossingers Hotel

It wasn’t long before the leading Jewish hotel owners realized that they could attract more guests for the High Holidays and Passover by having a  famous Cantor officiate at services and the seders.  The Concord Hotel and Grossingers, both located in the Catskills, the Laurel-In-The-Pines in Lakewood, New Jersey, and The Breakers in Atlantic City were the “go to” places for the holidays with Leibele Waldman.
The Concord Hotel, Kiamesha Lake, NY

The Breakers, Atlantic City, NJ
The Breakers - postcard photo from Monopoly City
The Laurel-In-The-Pines Hotel, Lakewood, NJ