Yiddish Theater

  • Bronfman, in Warsaw, to Confer with Polish President

    World Jewish Congress president Edgar Bronfman arrived in Warsaw today for a two-day stay during which he will confer with Polish President Wojciech Jaruzelski, meet local Jewish community leaders and attend a performance of the Warsaw Yiddish Theater now celebrating its 35th anniversary. Bronfman arrived in Warsaw from Moscow. No details were immediately available on… More ▸

  • Arye Zimuki Dead at 65

    Arye Zimuki, a veteran journalist who held senior positions in Zionist organizations in Israel while working full time as a journalist, died yesterday and was buried here today. His funeral was attended by President Chaim Herzog, Cabinet ministers, Knesset members and government and Zionist officials of all political persuasions. Zimuki, 65, was the senior political… More ▸

  • Poland to Observe 35th Anniversary of the Jewish State Theater

    The Polish government will observe the 35th anniversary of the Jewish State Theater, the Yiddish theater in Warsaw with a series of commemorative events at the beginning of December, Stephan Grayek, chairman of the World Federation of Polish Jews, reported here on his return from Poland last week. The Jewish State Theater was founded shortly… More ▸

  • Next Month, Cracow Will Celebrate Its First Bar Mitzvah in 35 Years

    On September 7, the Jews of Cracow, Poland, will celebrate their first bar mitzvah in 35 years. The bar mitzvah boy will be Eric Strom, an eighth-grader from Stamford, Conn. Eric, his family, and their rabbi will make the journey to Cracow because of a request from the leader of the Jewish community there: “Send… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines a Tale of 3 Central European Cities

    There is a street in what was once the old Jewish Quarter of Bucharest named for Abraham Goldfaden, founder of the modern Yiddish theater. There are costumes, posters, and flyers from the Yiddish theater in the Historical Museum of the Jewish Communities of Rumania, established seven years ago in the former men’s tailors’ synagogue. There… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines a Tale of 3 Central European Cities

    Mass aliya from Rumania began about 25 years ago with the parent generation of today’s youth. The main reasons for aliya at that time were economic — the destruction of the middle class — and the reunification of families. Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Families had been divided by the war… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA on the Record

    What did Jews living in the United States really feel about the events of this momentous quarter-century between 1900-1925-World War 1? America and their immigration? Russia and the 1917 Revolution? Assimilation? One rich and lively source of information on the attitudes of American Jews in the early 20th century is the collection of 7,000 78… More ▸

  • Zvee Scooler Dead at 85

    Funeral services were held today at the Riverside Memorial Chapel for actor and Yiddish commentator on WEVD Radio, Zvee Scooler, who died here yesterday at the age of 85. Scooler’s career included appearances in plays, movies and the Yiddish theater. He appeared in the entire seven-year Broadway run of “Fiddler on the Roof” and was… More ▸