Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
L. was born in 1875 in
Slutsk, Minsk Gubernia, White Russia. His father was a
provision supplier/estate liverant for the government.
He learned in a cheder,
Gemora from with a special tutor, and Russian from a
teacher. For a short time he worked in his father's
In 1888 he came by himself
to America and here became a compositor in Jacob
Sapirstein's printing shop. Three years later, by
himself he opened his own printing shop, where he
printed the first Yiddish posters for the Yiddish theatre,
and became intimately connected to the Yiddish theatre,
which he often helped out with outside material.
For a certain time L. also
was a paid secretary of the United Yiddish Workshops (Fareynikte yidishe geverkshaftn).
As the leaser of the Folks
Theatre (New York, 12th Street and 2nd Avenue), L. was
the partner of the director Kalich and Rumshinsky
(1930-31), German (1931-32) and Maurice Schwartz
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 1129.
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