A. Littman), then for nine months performed with the "Folksbiene" in Los Angeles, California, with a repertoire of Yiddish folksongs and small arts, and also
at the same time performed in concerts for the
Jewish Labor Committee and for the Histadrut.
Returning to New York,
B. was engaged for the "Hopkinson" Theatre (manager
Oscar Green), where he performed as the "blind
soldier" in Freiman's "Hard to be Honest",
and then he was invited by Israel Rosenberg into his
vaudeville theatre on Clinton Street, which he
entered into with success, staging Yiddish folk
songs in repertoire for Yiddish vaudeville.
B. then became engaged
to act in legitimate theatre in Chicago (manager A.
Ostroff), and between seasons he directed there the
Israel revue "Shalom, Tel Aviv", with Mina Bern and
the Israeli actor Matityahu Rosen.
In 1945 he performed in
New York for Maurice Schwartz in the role of "Nisn
alter" during a star production of Hirshbein's "The Blacksmith's Daughters."
In 1949 B. became a
member in the Yiddish Actors Union, and in 1952 he
became, together with Henrietta Jacobson and Abraham
Littman, manager of New York's National Yiddish
For the last seven
years, B. is the manager and participates in the
tours across the United States and Canada of the
"Farband" troupe, and in the summers he is program
director and fellow participator in the programs in
the Farband's "Unzer Camp."
B. has also participated
as "Rubele" in the production of Fishl Bimko's "Father and Son" ["Dembes"] in the "Labor"
Temple in October 1956.
B. has issued in an
album with the following Yiddish songs: "Mame
shprakh" by I. L. Wolfson, "Der fraylekher chasid",
according to Chaim Katilansky, "Oyfn veg shtayt a
boym" by Itsik Manger, "A yid, a shmid" by Wolf
Yunin-Khpts, "Avramele marvikher" by Mordecai
Gebirtik, "A zemerel" by M. Basin-Yosef Rumshinsky, "A
doyne" by Zelig Berditshever, "Betler-lider",
folklore, music arranged -- Bonus, "Bin ikh mir a
shneyderl", folklore, and "Sha, shtil", a Chasidic