Lake Waubeeka: A Community History

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In 1951, a small group of Jewish firefighters from New York City established a summer colony called Lake Waubeeka in Danbury, Connecticut. Today, it is a religiously, ethnically and racially diversified community of some 250 families. The vision of its founders was to create a bucolic environment away from the grit and grime of the metropolitan area. While Waubeekans did not always agree on the directions life on their mountain might take, a profound community spirit bonded homeowners. Over recent decades, Waubeeka has become a predominantly year-round settlement. While community demographics changed, a cooperative spirit has been passed from generation to generation. Join award-winning historian and Waubeekan Jeffrey S. Gurock as he recounts the fascinating developments that make this community so special.
ISBN: 9781467149464
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Brief History
Images: 118
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jeffrey S. Gurock is the Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University. The son of first settlers at Lake Waubeeka, Gurock has spent seventy summers in the community. Jeff and his wife, Pamela, are proud of their three third-generation children and nine fourth-generation grandchildren Waubeekans.
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