Like most of the people who made it what it was, the Yiddish theater was born in Europe but found its greatest success in America. More than just a popular entertainment choice, Yiddish theater (or "Second Avenue") was an integral part of the American Jewish experience at a pivotal moment in history.
Our new multimedia virtual exhibit of American Yiddish Theater begins with Abraham Ellstein—one of the “big four” of the genre. From his early days on the Lower East Side, to his training at Julliard, through his theatrical, radio and film successes with stars like Molly Picon, The Barry Sisters and others, Ellstein’s music resonated and endures as a leading voice of the generation.
Experience the History, Hear *and Win* the Music of