Tsipa was the wife of the famous
singer-actor Benny Abelman.
According to Itzhak
Fishelewitz, she was a tailor and worked in a factory,
and only for a short time acted on the Yiddish
When she was in America at
the start of the twenties, where she acted with her
husband in Yiddish vaudeville houses, she published an
article in the "Forward" an article on 11 May
1905 under the
name "Lozt men tsu naye aktorn?"
Returning to Poland, she
participated in 1908 in the production of Jacob
Gordin's "Brothers Lurie," and Noakh Prilutski writes
about her acting:
"Frau Abelman (Sarah-Devorah)--not with much talent--but acts
might and a great deal of endurance, and that in a rare appearance
on the Yiddish stage."
When a cry went out
in Warsaw for Abelman to act, she toured throughout the province
with her husband, where she used to
perform with concerts or with Hebrew evenings for "krn
A. was a big factor in transforming
her husband, who she had oysergeveynlekh farert,
and she would often require that he be accorded respect
as one of the nestorin of the Yiddish theatre.
According to the
"Yizkor list" in the program of the State
Theatre of Poland, Tsipa was killed by the Nazis in Poland.