Born in 1881 in a small town in Minsk Gubernia, White
Russia. In 1901 he arrived in New York, America, where
he soon entered into the Socialist Party and became very
active in the Jewish Worker's quarters. He also was one
of the first members of the "Forward" association in
Chicago, and for a certain time a member of the
management council of the newspaper.
Several years later he moved
to Chicago, where he became a member of the Socialist
Party, and a member of the "Forward" association in
Chicago, a popular figure due to his background as a
director with the radical movement and social
Soon after his arrival in
Chicago, P. began his theatre career as a business
manager of Elias Glickman's Yiddish troupe in the Bijou
Theatre. Later he established his own Yiddish theatre
activities in the Empire Theatre, in the Haymarket
Theatre and Imperial Theatre on Madison Street, where he
managed famous Yiddish stars and troupes.
In 1921 P. married and
withdrew from the Yiddish theatre and managed movie
On 4 May 1931 P. passed away
in Chicago and was brought to his gravesite at the
cemetery of the "Arbeter Ring" [burial plot] in Waldheim
Louis Reyngold -- Di
entviklung fun idishen teater in shikago, "Der
yudisher rekord", Chicago, 1920.
Nekrologn in "forverts",
Chicago, and "Kurier", Chicago, 5 May 1931.