Salcia Weinberg

Yiddish theater actress

Salcia Weinberg (Shure Licht) was born in 1878 in Przemysl, Austro-Hungarian Galicia. Like Prager, Kalish, and Zwiebel-Goldstein, she too began her career in the choir of the Polish Theater in Lemberg, later switching to Gimpel’s Yiddish Theater.

Weinberg later left the theater and traveled with a Yiddish variety show through Bulgaria, Hungary and Germany, returning to the Yiddish theater and playing for a short time prima donna roles.

Source: Joel E. Rubin and Rita Ottens, "Salcia Weinberg" in accompanying booklet, "Di Eybike Mame," Wergo SM 16252, compact disc.