Born in 1879 in Aleksot, near Kovno, Lithuania, into a
poor, important family. Father -- a dealer of used
furniture, a Jew, a scholar, who also had given his
daughters a grintlekhe Jewish education. S. had
in her youth read a lot in German, some in Russian, and
also in Hebrew. In her home there came together the
young Yiddish poets, among them also Avraham Reyzen, and
through them S. became an eyfrike reader of the
modern Yiddish literature.
At first when the Russian
Revolution (1905) aroused a desire in her to
write, and as a mother of children she left her village
and traveled to Warsaw, where she courageously through
Y. L. Peretz -- she debuted in "Veg" (1905), with tthe
1907 -- immigrated to
America, where she for the first time attracted a
livelihood from a soup kitchen that was maintained in
New York. At the same time, however, she published
stories in the local Yiddish periodical editions, even
in the "Forward". A part of this volume ("Geklibene
shriftn, also known as the Hebrew Publishing Company, N.
Y.") included the following: "Oyf der vakh" (a drama in
one act and two scenes), "Turikgekumene" (a dramatic
scene), "Branka" (a dramatic scene), and "Beym viegel"
(a dramatic scene of party life).
Besides these, she published
the following one acters: "Shpilerey" ("Tsukunft", N.
Y., August 1913), "Oh, di liebe!" (a dramatic scene,
printed in the "Forward", N. Y., 11 June 1921), "Di
grine" (a dramatic scene, printed in the "Forward", N.
Y., 18 October 1921), and "Eyferzukht" (a dramatic
scene, printed in the "Forward", N. Y., 23 January
Lately, S. has written very
little, and makes her living now by managing furnished
apartments in New York.