Through the initiative of
David Abrams, on 28 December 1930, there was called
together in New York (America) a conference of theatre
amateurs, and there there was founded the "Tealig"
In the pamphlet "A Letter to
Cultural People", which was about the goals and tasks of
the society, it was said: "The Theatre Lovers Society
stands for the task of building a great organization of
the people who could train themselves into a powerful
union to fight through words and script against various
open and masked shund (literary trash)-
liferantn that are distributed to our youth, and the
best elements to seek a theatre friend far away from the
Jewish Quarter. The Theatre Lovers Society stands for
the task of leading a great educational work through a
symposium, public discussions, debates, theatrical-
literary evenings, model productions and collective
theatre visits, with the purpose of elevating and
celebrating outwardly the taste of the masses for a
better theatre, as well as to give a possibility for all
combatants for a better theatre arts, surviving in an
atmosphere of Hebrew works, sympathetic and agreeable
for their aspirations."
The chief management of the
society consists of David Abrams (President), Dr.
Yehoshua Hirsh Fridman (Vice-President), Chaim Iser
Goldstein (Executive Secretary), Benjamin Greenberg
(Cashier), and Louis Hurvits (Financial Secretary).
Later the makeup of the
management changed to: Hirsh Bialin -- Executive
Secretary, and the trustees were: Shmuel Shliselberg,