R. was born on 18 March 1898
in Russia. Her father was a rabbi.
After her father's death,
the family: he mother, two brothers and R. came to
America. Both brothers became students. Hershl (Harry)
finished as a public accountant, and Yakov Leybush for a
long time was a teacher in New York's Sholem Aleichem
School 6., and in the middle school, and he graduated
from City College with a Bachelor's degree. He further
studied and went on to get his doctorate, but his
umgerikhter death (28 October 1948) hot es
R. studied in a Yiddish
teacher's seminary, and after finishing , she became a
Yiddish teacher, at first in the Sholem Aleichem
schools, then in the folks shul of the Yiddish National
Worker's Union, where she learned until the end of June
1949. During vacation time, she became deeply ill and
underwent an operation, and in 5 August 1941 she passed
away in New York.
R. wrote a number of plays
and dramatizations, of which "Shoyn eynmol a
sukhh", "Tsvey shlkh-mnusn", "Pesach tsum seder" and "Kenig
un folk" were published in New York's "Kinder zhurnal
(Children's Journal)" and were staged by various school
activities in a Yom Tov school in entirely Yiddish
R.'s published plays
Shoyn eynmol a
sukhh, a one-acter in three scenes, from
Sholem Aleichem, dramatized by Esther Rabiner.
["Children's Journal", N. Y., October 1929, pp.
a Purim shpiel in four scenes by Sholem Aleichem
, dramatized by Esther Rabiner.
["Children's Journal", N. Y., February 1931, pp.
Pesach tsum seder,
a children's play in three scenes according to
three yom-tov meshyus by Sholem Aleichem,
freely adapted and dramatized by Esther
Rabiner. ["Children's Journal", N. Y., March
1932, pp. 10-14].
Kenig un folk, a
play in three scenes with a prologue. According
to the poem "Der shlekhter kenig" by L.
Miller. Dramatized and adapted by Esther
Rabiner. ["Children's Journal", N. Y., January
1933, pp. 12-14].
Sh. E. by Lipe Lehrer.
[--] -- Esther
Rabiner, "Kinder zhurnal", N. Y., October 1941.
Yakov Leybush Rabiner, "E"h, "Kinder zhurnal",
N. Y., November 1948.