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Memories of the Second Avenue Yiddish Theater

Arje Shaw, z"l, native Yiddish speaker and Broadway playwright, remember going to Yiddish shows in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and the exciting spectacle of the 2nd Avenue theaters themselves.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

האנטבוך פון יידישן טעאטער : א שטודיר-בוך

זילבערצווייג, זלמן

Hanṭbukh fun Yidishn ṭeaṭer a shṭudir-bukh

Zylbercweig, Zalmen, 1894-1972

Meḳsiḳe Siṭi : Zalmen Zilbertsṿayg Yoyvl-ḳomiṭeṭ baym Yiṿo in Los Andzsheles, 1970

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

לעקסיקאן פון יידישן טעאטער

באַנד: 1

זילבערצווייג, זלמן

Leḳsiḳon fun Yidishn ṭeaṭer

Volume: 1

Zylbercweig, Zalmen, 1894-1972
Mestel, Jacob, 1884-1958

Nyu Yorḳ : Elisheva, 1931

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

לעקסיקאן פון יידישן טעאטער

באַנד: 2

זילבערצווייג, זלמן

Leḳsiḳon fun Yidishn ṭeaṭer

Volume: 2

Zylbercweig, Zalmen, 1894-1972
Mestel, Jacob, 1884-1958

Nyu Yorḳ : Elisheva, 1931

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

לעקסיקאן פון יידישן טעאטער

באַנד: 3

זילבערצווייג, זלמן

Leḳsiḳon fun Yidishn ṭeaṭer

Volume: 3

Zylbercweig, Zalmen, 1894-1972
Mestel, Jacob, 1884-1958

Nyu Yorḳ : Elisheva, 1931

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

לעקסיקאן פון יידישן טעאטער

באַנד: 4

זילבערצווייג, זלמן

Leḳsiḳon fun Yidishn ṭeaṭer

Volume: 4

Zylbercweig, Zalmen, 1894-1972
Mestel, Jacob, 1884-1958

Nyu Yorḳ : Elisheva, 1931

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

לעקסיקאן פון יידישן טעאטער

באַנד: 5

זילבערצווייג, זלמן

Leḳsiḳon fun Yidishn ṭeaṭer

Volume: 5

Zylbercweig, Zalmen, 1894-1972
Mestel, Jacob, 1884-1958

Nyu Yorḳ : Elisheva, 1931

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

לעקסיקאן פון יידישן טעאטער

באַנד: 6

זילבערצווייג, זלמן

Leḳsiḳon fun Yidishn ṭeaṭer

Volume: 6

Zylbercweig, Zalmen, 1894-1972
Mestel, Jacob, 1884-1958

Nyu Yorḳ : Elisheva, 1931

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Memories of the 2nd Avenue Yiddish Theater

Shirley Cohen Steinberg, writer and director of Yiddish plays, describes her experiences going to the Yiddish theater on 2nd Avenue as a child.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

ארום מאסקווער יידישן טעאטער

שיין, יוסף, 1915-

Arum Mosḳver Yidishn ṭeaṭer

Sheyn, Yosef, 1915-

[Paris : Commission du plan d'action culturelle, 1964

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

דאס יידישע געדרוקטע ווארט און טעאטער אין ארגענטינע

ראזשאנסקי, שמאול

Dos Yidishe gedruḳṭe ṿorṭ un ṭeaṭer in Argenṭine

Rozshansḳi, Shemuʼel, 1902-

Buenos-Ayres : [o. fg.], 1941

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

He Made the Difficult Switch from Yiddish to Hebrew: Zygmunt Turkow's Theater Career

Shura Grinhoyz—Yiddish actress and activist born in Bialystok, now living in Israel—recalls her brother-in-law Zygmunt Turkow, whom she worked with in Yiddish, although he switched to Hebrew Theater later in his life in Israel.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Accidental Artifacts: The Essence Yiddish Theater and Yiddish Film

Paul Azaroff, Hebrew and Judaic Studies teacher and native of New York City, gets to the heart of his love of Yiddish theater and film. He describes his first show in the Yiddish theater as a parade of brilliant colors and artistry, and his love of Y...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Jacob Waislitz, Rachel Holzer and the Melbourne Yiddish Theater

Doodie Ringelblum—medical doctor and Yiddish activist based in Melbourne—shares his knowledge of and experience with Yiddish Theater in Melbourne, which centered around two famous actors from the Vilne Troop: Jacob (Yankev) Waislitz and Rachel (Rokhl...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Memories of A Great Yiddish Theater in Bialystok

Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow—Yiddish actress and activist born in Bialystok, now living in Israel—describes the Yiddish theater community in Bialystok before the Holocaust.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

ארכיוו פאר דער געשיכטע פון יידישן טעאטער און דראמע

שאצקי, יעקב, נפ' 1956

Arkhiṿ far der geshikhṭe fun Yidishn ṭeaṭer un drame

Shatzky, Jacob, d. 1956

Amherst : National Yiddish Book Center, 1930

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

A Great Institution: Fyvush Finkel on Yiddish Theater

Fyvush Finkel, z"l—comedian, actor, and singer—shares his thoughts on the institution of Yiddish theater and how it has been a part of his life.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

There Are Thousands of Other Yiddish Plays Out There!: A Resurgence of Interest in Yiddish Theater

Joel Berkowitz, Director of Jewish Studies and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, comments upon the current state of Yiddish theater and remains optimistic that "the message is getting out there" that there's more to Yiddish theater than just "The Dy...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"This is the Life!"—Yiddish Theater in New York

Bryna Wasserman, executive director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and daughter of Yiddish actress Dora Wasserman, reflects on the beginning of her career as an actress and living in New York City.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Yiddish Theater in the 20th Century: an Interconnected, International Scene

Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—describes the international phenomena of Yiddish theater during the 20th century. Much of her understanding came from Caraid's close relationships with Yiddish actors Luba Kad...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts