Yiddish Art Theatre Opens Its New Home
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Yiddish Art Theatre Opens Its New Home

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The Yiddish Art Theatre gave its first performance in its new home at Second Avenue and Twelfth Street, New York City, on Wednesday night in the presence of a number of distinguished guests, representatives of the Jewish press in this city and the English stage.

Among the guests were Adolph S. Ochs, Otto H. Kahn, Robert Milton, Heywood Broun, Fanny Hurst, Edna Ferber and Hugo Reisenfeld.

Ossip Dymov, Jewish playwright and Herman Bernstein delivered addresses before the curtain rose. Maurice Schwartz, director of the theatre, lead the distinguished ensemble which took part in the production of “The Tenth Commandment,” a satire by Abraham Goldfadden, pioneer of the Yiddish theatre in Europe.

Louis N. Jaffe, well known New York attorney, who built the theatre to be dedicated to the Yiddish drama, was the recipient of many congratulations on the completion of the building, demonstrating a high degree of practical idealism and appreciation of art values.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund