Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
C. was born on 3 April 1886
in Zguritsa, Bessarabia Gubernia, Bessarabia. His father
was a crops handler. In 1890 he came with his parents to
America. here he completed a public school, studied [yuri]
at Yale University in New Haven. In New York University
(NYU) and in Brooklyn Law School. Being at the same time
until 1917 employed by a prominent lawyer. In 1917 he
was a dramatic editor in the "American Weekly Jewish
News," where he published a long article about
Schwartz's Irving Place's Yiddish Art Theatre, and soon
thereafter he became an English press agent for the
Later Ch. was publicity
director and manager in the Irving Place Theatre under
the leadership of Ben-Ami, whose publicity manger also
was on the English stage.
On 10 December 1924 within
the Irving Place Theatre, there was staged Ch.'s
translation 'Libe oyf redlekh" (director L. Satz), by
the English comedy "Six-Cylinder Love."
In 1926 in Chicago there was
staged Ch.'s translation of the German play "Old
Heidelberg" (with Jacob Ben-Ami; director: Jacob
In 1928 Ch. became press
agent with the "Habima" during heir guest-starring
appearance in America, and in 1929 during their one-act
Yiddish offering of "Princess Turnadot".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 2, page 904.
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