Lives in the Yiddish
MORE SHORT BIOGRAPHIES CREATED FOR A NEW
OF ZALMEN ZYLBERCWEIG'S " LEXICON OF THE yIDDISH THEATRE"
immigrated from Poland in 1948 after surviving the
Holocaust as a child and youth.
He has acted in the Ha'Ohel
and Habima Theatres in over one hundred roles. He was
one of the founders of the avant-garde Zavit Theatre,
which he managed for ten years.
He won two prestigious
grants: In 1962, the Ford Memorial Scholarship for a
year's study in the United States; and in 1968, a
scholarship from UNESCO for studying in Europe.
During 1987, he initiated
the Yiddishspiel Theatre's establishment. He initiated
establishing the studio for the Yiddishpiel youngsters.
He received many prizes, among them: The Theatre's Prize
for Life's Work; the Scheiber Prize for Literature and
the Arts; the Mayer Margolit Memorial Prize, the Lerner
Fund prize; and just recently he received the Life's
Work Prize during the Jewish Film Festival held at the
Jerusalem Cinematic. He is an honorary citizen of
Tel-Aviv-Jaffa. He recently received an honorary
doctorate from the Netanya Academic College for his
contribution to the revival and nurturing of the Yiddish
language and culture. He was recently chosen to receive
5771 (2010) Man of the Year Award from the Israel Lions
Sh. E. from the
Biography courtesy of
Yiddishpiel, the Yiddish Theatre in Israel.
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