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THE HEBREW ACTORS' UNION 1947

 

The Forverts was founded on 22 April 1897 in New York City. During its heyday its circulation was great, and at least for the first few decades of the 1900s it had a great influence on the political system. Today it still publishes in Yiddish on a biweekly basis, though its circulation is far less than the English version of its newspaper, the Forward, which is published weekly.

On Sunday, 25 May 1947, the Yiddish Daily Forward (Forverts) issued a fifty-year jubilee edition which celebrated the Yiddish world through both articles and photographs. The Museum of the Yiddish Theatre presents to you here a page from this edition, which contains portraits of more than one hundred and eighty actors and actresses, all members of the Hebrew Actors' Union, as well as a photograph of the Union's Executive Council.

Although the photos are small and grainy and wanting for clarity, it is nevertheless interesting, especially to those who have an interest in the history of Yiddish theatre, to look at the photographs of these fine individuals who express themselves so well on the Yiddish stage over so many decades.

In Yiddish there is also listed identifications of most all the individuals on display in the large photograph, however it is not always so easy to decipher, due to the condition of the page itself. So the Museum has created a table that identifies every individual in the large photograph and provided it to you below to ease any identifications you might like to make. The photograph was stitched together from two halves of a decaying, brittle newspaper page, so please bear any imperfections in the image itself. The identifications within the table are organized according to the placements of the individual photographs within the larger, overall image. Be sure to left-click on the image below to see the larger image.

 

  A B C D E F   G H I J K L
1 LEO
FUCHS
JACOB
KALICH
MOISHE
OYSHER
ARON
LEBEDEFF
IRVING
GROSSMAN
MENASHA
SKULNIK
1 JENNIE
GOLDSTEIN
DINA
GOLDBERG
BINA
ABRAMOWITZ
DINA
HALPERN
CELIA
ADLER
MOLLY
PICON
2 MICHAEL
MICHALESKO
LEON
 LIEBGOLD
PESACH
BURSTEIN
SAM
KASTEN
MISHA
GERMAN
JACOB
BEN AMI
2 LUCY
GERMAN
LILLY
LILLIANA
OLA
SHLIFKO
LUBA
KADISON
MIRELE
GRUBER
MIRIAM
KRESSYN
3 JACOB
JACOBS
MENACHEM
RUBIN
IRVING
JACOBSON
HYMIE
JACOBSON
MUNI
SEREBROV
NATHAN
GOLDBERG
3 FANIA
RUBINA
ANNA
APPEL
LIZA
SILBERT
HENRIETTA
SCHNITZER
CHANA
GROSBERG
LILLIAN
LUX
4 HYMAN
YABLOKOFF
MENASHE
OPPENHEIM
JACOB
RECHTZEIT
SEYMOUR
RECHTZEIT
MICHAEL
ROSENBERG
EDMUND
ZAYENDA
4 ZINA
GOLDSTEIN
BETTY
JACOBS
ROSA
GOLDBERG
MAE
SCHOENFELD
ANNA
TEITELBAUM
BELLA
 MYSELL
5 WOLFE
BARZELL
ABRAHAM
TEITELBAUM
MAX
KLETTER
BEN ZION
WITTLER
MARK
SCHWEID
YEHUDA
BLEICH
5 VERA
ROSANKO
MAE
SIMON
BELLA
BELLARINA
ROSE
GREENFIELD
ROSE
PIVAR
YETTA
ZWERLING
6 JACOB
CONE
CHAIM
TAUBER
JACOB
SUSSANOFF
HERMAN
SEROTSKY
ZVI
SCOOLER
CHARLES
COHAN
6 VERA
LEBEDEFF
RAY
SCHNEIER
ANNA
 LUBIN
PAULA
LUBELSKA
HELEN
BIDA
RUTH
RICHMAN
7 DAVID
MEDOFF
BENNY
ADLER
MAX
BOZYK
JACOB
ZANGER
GERSHON
BERGER
ANATOL
WINAGRADOFF
7 JENNY
CASHER
MINNIE
 BIRNBAUM
ROSETTA
BIALIS
ANNA
 ZIMAN
CELIA
BOODKIN
PAULINE
HOFFMAN-
ROLLAND
8 MICHAEL
GIBSON
LOUIS
WEISS
LOUIS
BIRNBAUM
MAX
ROSENBLATT
ISIDOR
LIPINSKY
YUDEL
DUBINSKY
8 RAIZL
BOZYK
ANNA
CHERNIAK
HELEN
BLAY
ROSE
WALLERSTEIN
PAULA
KLIDA
BERTHA
GUTENTAG
9 MISHA
BOODKIN
DAVID
DANK
YITZHAK
ARCO
ISAAC
ARCO
MAX
ROSEN
LEON
SEIDENBERG
9 BETTY
KENIG
ESTHER
 DUBROW
VITA
 DUBROW
ANNA
DUBROVINSKY
ROSE
ELVING
LIDIA
SLAVA
10 LEON
HARAS
LEONARD
WHITEMAN
YITZHAK
ROTBLUM
LOUIS
GOLDSTEIN
OSCAR
OSTROFF
ISRAEL
ROSENBERG
10 BERTHA
HART
STELLA
GOLD
ZELDA
GOULD
SHIRLEY
GROSS
YITZHAK
FRIEDMAN
SONIA
GURSKA
11 SAM
GERTLER
BORIS
AUERBACH
MOSHE
SCHORR
ABRAHAM
LAX
ABE
ZWEIG
PINCUS
LAWENDA
11 SARAH
 KROHNER
KATIE
KAPLAN
SARA
 KANNER
SADIE
JOSEPHSON
DORA
WEISSMAN
TILLE
 RABINOWITZ
12 M. B.
SAMUYLOW
WILLIAM
EPSTEIN
WILLIAM
ZIEGENLAUB
DAVID
POPPER
ELIHU
MINTZ
LEON
SCHACHTER
12 ANNA
LILLIAN
ANNA
LEVINE
LEAH
NAOMI
CELIA
PEARSON
LIZA
VARON
PEPI
LAVITZ
13 BERNARD
ELVING
ISIDOR
ELGARD
SAM
JOSEPHSON
HARRY
MILLER
SAMUEL |.
ITZKOWITZ
MORRIS
KROHNER
13 ANN
WINTERS
STELLA
SHULMAN
MALVINA
SAMUYLOW
GERTRUDE
STEIN
ROSETTA
YAEGER
EMILIA
ADLER
14 HAROLD
MILLER
MARCUS
SCHWARTZ
MOISHE
STRASSBERG
HARRY
KAUFMAN
YASHA
ROSENBLATT
YITZHAK
ABERMAN
14 ESTHER
 NEROSLAVSKA
ANNA
 TOBACK
NADIA
DRANOVA
SARA
GINGOLD
FRANCES
WEINTRAUB
REBECCA
WEINTRAUB
15 LOUIS
BOCKSHITSKY
BEN
BOSENKO
SOLOMON
KRAUSE
ISRAEL
WELICHANSKY
ISIDOR
LILIAN
JOE
OBERLANDER
15 ISRAEL
MANDELL
MAX
LASKY
MAX
BADIN
MORRIS
BELAVSKY
MORRIS
KENIG
BENJAMIN
FISHBEIN
16 X X X ABE
HART
LOUIS
KRAMER
SHOLEM
PERLMUTTER
16 HYMIE
FEINSTEIN
MORRIS
TARLOWSKY
MISCHA
FISZON
X X X

 

 


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Photograph courtesy of the Forward Association and the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance Archives.
 

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