L. was born on 14 December
1888 in Shkur, Kovno Gubernia. Lithuania. His father was
a storekeeper. Until age sixteen he learned in yeshivas,
and was known in the Slutsk yeshiva as "the Shkur
In 1904 he immigrated to
America, where he at first was a worker and later an
activist in the union movement. Later he began to write
about the questions of the Jewish Worker's Movement, and
since 1917 he is a collaborator in the "Forward"
As a [communal worker=eskn]
in the "United Yiddish Workshops", L. on occasion more
often switched between the various united Yiddish
theatre unions and also between the unions and the
patrons of Yiddish theatres. As an editor for the
Worker's Department in the "Forward", L. helped a great
deal in the joining of the actors' unions (Local 5 and
Local 1), and he was active in the abolishment of the
various sections of the actors' unions.
On 29 October 1931 in the
Bronx's Prospect Theatre there was staged [the first
time under the name "Orem un raykh"] "The Unfortunate
Bride from Suffolk Street", famous "Forward" -- novel by
Iva Lazarus [H. Lang]. Dramatized by H. Lang and L. (Leon)Krishtol,
staged by Nathan Goldberg". The play was performed for
On 15 December 1932 in the
Prospect Theatre, under the direction of Jennie
Goldstein and Lucy Lang, there was staged "The Conflict
of Mother of Iva Lazarus [H. Lang], dramatized by H.
Z. Reyzen --
"Lexicon of the Yiddish Literature", Vol. II,
Hillel Rogoff --
"Di umgliklekhe kale fun sofolk strit" oyf der
bihne un prospekt teater, "Forward", N. Y., 3
[--] -- Stsenes
un bilder tsvishn oylem in prospekt theater bay
di farshtelungen fun "forverts" roman "Di
umgliklekhe kale fun soffolk strit", "Forward",
N. Y., 6 November 1931.
N. B. Linder --
Di naye piese un bronks. Prospekt teater, "Der
tog", N. Y., 6 November 1931.
B. I. Goldstein
-- M ratevet di evenyu, "Fraye arbeter
shtime", N. Y., 22
William Edlin --
Jenny goldstein in a shehner play "Tog", N. Y.,
23 December 1932.
Hillel Rogoff --
H. Lang's "Der kamf far a mame" in prospekt
teater, "Forward", N. Y., 23 December 1932.
Samuel Kreiter --
Family Drama Pleases Crowd at the Prospect,
"Daily News", 3 January 1933.