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The Portraits

Meet more than three hundred of our wonderfully talented former Yiddish actors, actresses, composers and playwrights! The Museum of the Yiddish Theatre brings you face to face with the portraits of a great number of those who once contributed to the existence and evolution of the Yiddish stage. Learn about them. Educate yourself. Browse the many photographs, read about their lives, listen to stories that have been told about them. Visit the museum's Portrait Gallery for as long and as often as you like. Simply explore!

We, at the Museum of the Yiddish Theatre, realize that in order to honor and preserve the history of the Yiddish theatre, one needs to conduct one's own research into its many facets, to immerse oneself in the stories and personalities of its former stars.

The Yiddish Theatrical Alliance, the mutual aid society for Yiddish actors and actresses, have provided the Museum with a plethora of photographs from its large archives, many of which were taken by professional studio photographers, and we are bringing them to you here for your enjoyment and education. The Museum also wishes to thank the Museum of the City of New York, which has kindly allowed the use of many of its images under its Terms of Use.

Please contact us at the Museum if you have any questions or concerns.
 

Our Collection


Bina
Abramowitz

 

 


Boris
Thomashefsky

 

 

Miriam
Kressyn

 
 

Michal
Michalesko

 
 

Celia
Adler

 

 

Maurice
Schwartz

 
 

Rosetta
Biales
 
 

Max
Badin
 
 

Jennie
Goldstein
 
 

Irving
Grossman
 
 

Judith
Abarbanel
 
 

Pesach'ke
Burstein
 
 

Lillian
Lux
 
 

Jacob
Rechtzeit
 
 

Regina
Prager

 
 

Sidney
Hart
 
 

Fraydele
Oysher
 
 

Max
Lasky
 
 

Mae
Simon
 
 

Max
Perlman
 
 
 

Ola
Shlifko
 
 

Jechiel
Goldsmith
 
 

Pauline
Hoffman
 
 

Jean
Greenfield
 
 

Sally
Josephson
 
 

Morris
Honig
 
 
 

Kadie
Kaplan

 

 

Samuel
Rosenstein

 
 

Dora
Weissman
 
 

Itzhak
Arco
 
 

Isidore
Hollander
 
 

Lucy
Finkel
 
 

Isaac
Arco
 
 

Frances
Weintraub
 
 

Izidor
Casher
 
 

Frieda
Ziebel
 
 

Jacob
Zanger
 
 

Ann
Winters
 
 

M.B.
Samuylow
 
 

Vera
Lubov
 
 

Julius
Adler
 
 

Reizl
Bozyk
 
 

Mark
Schweid
 
 


Mollie
Cohn
 

 

Sam
Blum
 
 

Rose
Elving
 
 

Wolf
Goldfaden
 
 

Yetta
Block
 
 

Elihu
Tenenholtz

 
 

Frances
Sincoff
 
 

Chaim
Tauber
 
 

Mildred
Soffe

 
 

Isidore
Lillian
 
 

Clara
Rafalo

 
 

Morris
Strassberg

 
 

Beatrice
Kurzman
(Bas Sheva)
 
 

Leonid
Snegoff

 
 

Miriam
Riselle

 
 

Jacob
Mestel

 
 

Bertha
Leltchuk

 
 
 

Sheftel
Zak

 
 

Sam
Gertler
 
 

Arnold
Perlmutter

 
 

Sam
Lowenfeld

 
 

Philip
Maltz
 
 

Solomon
Smulewitz

 
 

H.
Leivick

 
 

Benny
Adler

 
 

Jacob P.
Adler

 
 

Bessie
Thomashefsky

 
 

Seymour
Rechtzeit

 
 

Anna
Levine

 
 

Harry
Miller

 
 

Bettie
Jacobs

 
 

Boris
Auerbach
 
 

Lucy
German
 
 

Ben
Bonus
 
 

Diana
Goldberg
 
 

Lazar
Freed
 
 

Goldie
Lubritsky
 
 

Leo
Fuchs
 
 

Leah
Naomi
 
 

Samuel
Goldenberg

 
 

Bertha
Hart
 
 

Moishe
Oysher
 
 

Esta
Salzman
 
 

Menasha
Oppenheim
 
 

Nellie
Casman
 
 
 

William
Schwartz
 
 

Lucy
Levin

 
 

Menachem
Rubin
 
 

Rebecca
Richman
 
 

Leon
Haras
 
 

Shirley
Gross
 
 

Abe
Hart
 
 

Betty
Budanov
 
 

Louis
Birnbaum
 

Sadie
Schoengold
 
 

Samuel
Tobias

 
 

Anna
Hollander
 
 

Louis
 Bockshitzky

 
 

Anna
Toback
 
 

Itzik
Feld
 
 

Rebecca
Weintraub

 
 

Morris
Moshkovitch

 
 

Yetta
Zwerling
 
 

Charles
Nathanson

 
 

Ray
Schneyer

 
 
 

Leon
Seidenberg
 
 

Betty
Frank
 
 

Misha
Fiszon
 
 

Bella
Bellarina
 
 

Harry
Blum
 
 

Esta
Dubrow
 
 

Bernard
Elving
 
 

Mina
Gurewitz
 
 

Edmund
Zayenda
 
 

Lyda
Slava
 
 

Benzion
Schoenfeld
 
 

Annie
Thomashefsky

 
 

Harry
Kaufman
 
 

Pepi
Littman
 
 

Reuben
Weissman

 
 

Henrietta
Jacobson
 
 

Isidore
Vernick

 
 

Belle
Baker

 
 

Samuel S.
Schneier

 
 

Ella
Ziebel

 
 
 

David
Yanover

 
 

Chayele
Rosenthal

 
 

Elie
Mintz

 
 

William
Ziegenlaub

 
 

Hyman
Meisel
 
 


Max
Rosenblatt
 
 

Alexander
Olshanetsky

 
 

Louis
Gilrod

 
 

Nahum Meir
Shaykevitsh
 
 


Sarah
Adler

 

 


Leon
Blank

 

 

Mae
Schoenfeld

 
 

Sigmund
Mogulesko

 
 

Lily
Liliana

 

 

Jacob
Jacobs

 
 

Celia
Boodkin
 
 

Misha
German
 
 

Mina
Bern
 
 

Charles
Cohan
 
 

Charlotte
Goldstein
 
 

William
Epstein
 
 

Bella
Mysell
 
 

Louis
Kremer

 
 

Anna
Lillian

 
 

Yudel
Dubinsky
 
 

Thelma
Mintz
 
 

Dave
Lubritsky
 
 

Betty
Simonoff
 
 

Julius
Nathanson
 
 
 

Anna
Teitelbaum
 
 

David
Popper
 
 

Stella
Schulman
 
 

Gershon
Rubin

 
 

Betty
Koenig
 
 

Sam
Josephson
 
 

Zelda
Kaplan
 
 

Maurice
Krohner
 
 

Minnie
Birnbaum
 
 

Max
Rosenthal

 
 

Liza
Varon
 
 

Peter
Graf

 
 

Florence
Weiss
 


Fyvush
Finkel
 
 

Saltsche
Schorr
 
 

Isidore
Giltman

 
 

Regina
Zuckerberg
 
 

Leon
Gold
 
 

Lola
Shpilman
 
 

Isidore
Meltzer

 
 
 

Jeannette
Paskewich
 
 

Max
Bozyk
 
 

Jennie
Casher
 
 

Gustav
Berger
 
 

Vitee
Dubrow
 
 

Henry
Ginzburg
 
 

Sonia
Gurskaya
 
 

Sigmund
Weintraub
 
 

Paula
Lubelska
 
 

Joseph
Rumshinsky

 
 

Mathilda
St. Clair
 
 

Aaron
Soffe

 
 

Tania
Poland

 
 

Yasha
Rosenthal

 
 

Rosa
Karp

 
 

Israel
Welichansky

 
 

Manya
Schlossberg
 
 

Moony
Weisenfreund
(Paul Muni)

 
 

Bracha
Skulnik
 
 

Max
Wilner

 
 
 

Ella
Wallerstein
 
 

Abraham
Teitelbaum

 
 

Jacob
Rotbaum

 
 

Ilya
Trilling
 
 

Leiser
Zelazo
 
 

Rudolph
Marks
 
 

Jacob
Gordin

 
 

Sholem
Asch

 
 

William
Siegel

 
 
 

Molly
Picon

 
 

Misha
Boodkin
 
 

Sara
Gingold
 
 

Herschel
Bernardi
 
 

Muriel
Gruber
 
 

Jacob
Cone
 
 

Fannie
Lubritsky

 
 

Herman
Yablokoff
 
 

Dinah
Halpern
 
 

Nathan
Goldberg
 
 

Berta
Gutentag
 
 

Solomon
Krause
 
 

Sylvia
Fishman
 
 

Pinchus
Lawanda
 
 

Rose
Greenfield

 
 
 

Menasha
Skulnik

 
 

Tillie
Rabinowitz
 
 

Herman
Serotsky
 
 

Celia
Person
 
 


Morris
Silberkasten
 
 

Paula
Klida
 
 

Jacob
Kalich
 
 

Sarah
Krohner
 
 

Jacob
Ben-Ami
 
 

Nettie
Tobias

 
 

Marty
Baratz
 
 

Rose
Wallerstein
 
 

David
Levenson
 
 

Mary
Wilensky

 
 

Max
Gabel

 
 

Anna
Zeeman
 
 

Gustav
Schacht

 
 

Malvina
Lobel

 
 

Jacob
Wexler
 
 

Bessie
Weissman

 
 
 

Lazar
Zuckerman
 
 

Miriam
Feder
 
 

Ben-Zvi
Baratoff
 
 

Rosetta
Conn
 
 

Berl
Bernardi
 
 

Sylvia
Feder
 
 

Willy
Godick
 
 

Fannie
Reinhardt
 
 

Morris
Koenig
 
 

Jennie
Valiere
 
 

Jacob
Sussanoff
 
 

Anna
Manne

 
 

Mordecai
Yachson
 
 

Florence
Zeitlin

 
 

Benzion
Witler
 
 

Fania
Rubina

 
 

Sol
Wallerstein

 
 

Malvina
Rappel

 
 

Maurice
Morrison

 
 

Clara
Langsner

 
 
 

Simon
Wolf
 
 

Harry
Jordan

 

 

Sholem
Perlmutter

 
 

Leib
Lensky

 
 

Hymie
Rappoport
 
 

Mark
Arnstein

 
 

Abraham
Ellstein

 

 

 

Helen
Beda

 

 

Hymie
Jacobson

 
 

Miriam
Elias
 
 

Ludwig
Satz

 
 

Zena
Goldstein
 
 

Isidore
Elgard
 
 

Berta
Gerstin

 
 

Sam
Kasten
 
 

Nadia
Neroslavska
 
 

Abe
Lax
 
 

Rose
Goldberg

 
 

Max
Kletter
 
 

Vera
Rosanka
 
 

Louis
Weiss
 

Henrietta
Schnitzer
 
 

Berl
Bernstein

 
 
 

Annie
Hoffman

 
 

Michael
Rosenberg
 
 

Stella
Adler
 
 

Muni
Serebroff
 
 

Liza
Silbert
 
 

David
Opatoshu
 
 

Zelda
Gould
 
 

Samuel
Iszkowitz
 
 

Pepy
Lavitz
 
 

Joseph
Kessler
 
 

Goldie
Eisman
 
 

Anshel
Schorr
 
 

Clara
Young
 

Abe
Zweig
 
 

Goldie
Shapiro

 


Kalman
Juvelier
 

Clara
Honigman
 

Bennie
Zeidman
 

Sabina
Lakser
 

Elias
Rothstein
 
 
 

Fela
Biro
 
 

Joseph
Schoengold
 
 

Nadia
Dranova
 
 

Rudolph
Schildkraut
 
 

Clara
Gold
 
 

Max
Henig
 
 

Gertrude
Stein
 
 

Yasha
Kreitzberg
 
 

Rose
Silbert
 
 

Solomon
Manne

 
 

Rosetta
Yaeger

 
 

Leon
Schachter

 
 

Shifra
Lerer

 
 

Leonard
Whiteman
 
 

Esther Rachel
Kaminska
 
 

Zvi
Scooler

 
 

Sarah
Skulnik
 
 

Anatol
Winogradoff

 
 

Annie
Meltzer

 
 

Isaac
Swerdlow

 
 
 

Chaim
Schneour

 
 

Cantor Leibele
Waldman
 
 

David
Medoff
 
 

Peretz
Sandler

 
 

Isidor
Solotorefsky

 
 

Sholom
Secunda

 
                 

 

 


 

 

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