(Sarah), daughter of the [bavustn] mathematician Abraham
Stern from Warsaw. Wife of Chaim-Zelig Slonimski, who in
1892 was taken in as an inspector for the Zhitomir
rabbinical school, in place of the deceased Jacob
"A very educated woman,
natural without [asimilatorn], she was brought over --
wrote M. Y. Papierna -- from Warsaw, as a curiosity, the
Yiddish drama "Shrh'ke" (Serkele) by Doctor Ettinger of
Zamosc. In the drama she was very [gefeln].
She used to love
read....During the winter she [eyngefaln] to make a
spectacle, where the drama may be acted through the
students for the rabbinical school. The planned
production, also a Yiddish drama, spend wildly on the
Zhitomir intelligensia(?), but Madam Slonimski also always
stressed her plan. Perhaps she alone had also looked at
it as a curiosity, but then she had approached it with a
great deal of energy. She miraculously had the roles,
organized, [repetirt gezarkt far pasnde] decorations
(stage settings), and the condition of the spectacle [gekumen
in kengvart] from the teacher for the rabbinical school,
and for the [oybrykerzhitomi?er intelligensia?. The
spectacle created a furor. The student had their roles
and acted well. But more [far aleman hot zikh
oysgeteykhnt] Goldfaden, [vos hot geshpilt di shverste]
role -- "Serkele"."
B. Gorin -- "Di
fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish Theatre)",
Vol. I, pp. 98-99.
M. Y. Papierna -- Di
erste yidishe drame un der erste yidisher spektakl, "Pnks"
(Red. -- Sh. Niger), Vilna, 1913.