Teplitzky's Kosher AC Hotel Reincarnated

Sounds like a nice place to stay...

Originally, even before the Holiday Inn and Howard Johnson arrived, the old hotel at Chelsea Avenue and the Boardwalk was Teplitzky's, a kosher resort that catered mostly to Jewish guests.

In a tribute to the former owners, the Chelsea will have a Teplitzky's restaurant operated by celebrity restaurateur Stephen Starr. Found during the renovation work for the Chelsea was a Jewish prayer book that came from Teplitzky's hotel. Bashaw presented the prayer book as a gift to Claire Teplitzky, whose mother- and father-in-law, Esther and Hyman Teplitzky, founded the old hotel.

"Curtis Bashaw is a classy man," said Claire Teplitzky, who lives in neighboring Ventnor. "From the first time I met him and started telling him about our family, he drank up every word." more

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