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  • 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 ▸

  • Bronze Sculpture of Golda Meir Unveiled in New York’s Garment Center

    Several hundred public officials, Israeli dignitaries, civic and religious leaders joined in dedication ceremonies here of Golda Meir Square in the heart of the garment center with the unveiling of a twice life size bronze sculpture of the former Israeli Premier. The ceremonies, under the auspices of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York… More ▸

  • Eec Unit, Asked to Fund a Yiddish Theater in West Europe, Says There Are No Funds for Such a Project

    Three members of the European Parliament who asked the European Economic Community’s Executive Commission to allocate funds to subsidize a Yiddish theater in Western Europe were told that there is no money for such a project. The three European Parliament members — German Christian Democrats Emst Mueller-Hermann and Wilhelm Hahn and German Socialist Olaf Schwencker… More ▸

  • Yiddish Theater Memorabilia Goes to Hebrew University

    A wealth of material related to the Yiddish theater in Israel and abroad will be presented to the Hebrew University here shortly under an agreement signed today. The material will be transferred from the archives of the Israel Goor Theater and Museum of which the late Israel Goor was founder, director and curator until his… More ▸

  • Ben Bonus Dead at 63

    Ben Bonus, who made his reputation in the Yiddish theater as an actor and a producer, and who died last Friday in Miami at the age of 63, will be buried Wednesday at the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance Cemetery in Flushing, N.Y., a spokesman for the Alliance said today. Death was attributed to a heart attack…. More ▸

  • Chayele Luxemberg-rotstein Dead at 69

    Funeral services were held here for Chayele Luxemberg-Rotstein, a Polish-bom Yiddish actress well known in the Soviet Union during World War II, who died at the age of 69. Burial was at the Lodzer Centre in Toronto. Luxemberg-Rotstein began her stage career as a child when she joined the Warsaw Yiddish Theater and toured Poland… More ▸

  • Yiddish Theater Fete in Montreal

    The 100th anniversary of the Yiddish Theater in North America and the 25th anniversary of the Yiddish theater in Canada were jointly celebrated by a Gala performance May 29 of “Wandering Starf, ” a dramatization of Shalom Aleichem’s novel of the turn of the century fledgling Yiddish drama. Dora Wasserm an, director of the Montreal… More ▸

  • The Odore Cummings Dead at 74

    Funeral services were held here today for Austrian-born Theodore Cummings, a highly-successful businessman and philanthropist who was named by his friend, President Reagan, as Ambassador to his native land. Cummings died Tuesday from lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the age of 74. Cummings’ had been close to Reagan for more than 30 years… More ▸

  • New Soviet Edition on Mikhoels

    Natalia and Nina Mikhoels, daughters of the late Shlomo Mikhoels, the famous Russian Yiddish actor murdered on the direct orders of Stalin nearly 30 years ago, have received a copy of a new edition of a Russian book on their father. The first edition of “Mikhoels” was published in 1965. No reason has been given… More ▸