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Grober, Chayele, 1898-1978

  • Person
  • 1898-1978

Chayele Grober was born in 1898, and educated in Bialystok, Poland, and was transplanted to Moscow during World War II. Grober began her career as a performer in Moscow in 1918. She was among the founders and stars of the famous Hebrew theatre Habimah. She relocated to Montreal in the 1930s, where she continued her career as a singer and actress, working in Hebrew and in Yiddish. She most often performed as a one-woman act incorporating song, theatre, dance, comedy and mime. She toured extensively, appearing in South America, Canada, Europe, Israel, South Africa and Australia. In Montreal, Grober became director of the Yiddish Theatre Group in Montreal and founded her own studio which she named "Habimah" after the famous theatre founded in Moscow. Later in life, she performed less but remained involved in theatre as a drama teacher and play write.

Habima Theatre

  • Corporate body
  • 1917-

The Habima Theatre is the national theatre of Israel and one of the first Hebrew language theatres. It is located in Habima Square in the center of Tel Aviv.


  • Periodical
  • 1906-1939

Founded in 1906 as the Yidishes tageblat ("Jewish Daily News") and renamed in 1908, Haynt ("Today") was a Yiddish daily newspaper published in Warsaw until 1939. It was quickly recognized as the premier Yiddish-language newspaper in Poland.

Rosensaft, Hadassah, 1912-1977

  • Person
  • 1912-1977

Hadassa Rosensaft was born on August 26, 1912, in Sosnowiec, Poland. She studied dentistry at the University of Nancy, in France. Rosensaft graduated in 1935, with a degree in dental surgery. She soon returned to Sosnowiec, where she found employment as a dentist. On August 2, 1943, Rosensaft was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp. While at the camp, she worked as a doctor under Josef Mengele. In her doctoring, Rosensaft saved many lives by smuggling medical materials to them, and doctoring and disguising their wounds.

Shtern, Sholem, 1907-1990

  • Person
  • 1907-1990

Sholem Shtern was a Canadian Yiddish poet, novelist, and critic, best known for his novels in verse depicting the life of Jewish immigrants in Canada. Shtern was born in 1906 or 1907 in Tishevitz, Poland, and immigrated to Canada in 1927.