G. was born in 1852 in Iasi, Rumania.
His father was a [lulke]-maker.
He remained as a young
Later he became a choirboy.
At the age of eighteen he
opened a coffee house. Through the initiative of Avraham
Goldfaden he urged together with Lupn Katz the building
of the Pomul Verde theatre garden, where he in the summer
months arranged productions for Yiddish troupes. In the
span of twelve years there the troupes acted under the
leadership of Goldfaden, Juvelier, Akselrad et al.
In 1896 G. had with his
partner lost the rights to Pomul Verde. G. then [ibergeboyt]
his wine bar and garden on Strada [bashate] as a theatre
garden known as "Zhignitsa", where thither he brought a
Yiddish troupe with Silbert. After acting for two years,
G., due to the poor business, stopped the productions.
G. in the actors circle was
popular known as "Yosele lulke".
In 1908 G. with the entire
family came to America, where in 1921 he passed away in
New York and came to his eternal reset in Mount Carmel
Sh. E. from his
son Charles Goldstein.