Wolfe is an actor, singer and director whose
roots are firmly planted in the world of Yiddish. Mr. Wolfe
is the Artistic Director of the Yiddish National Theatre,
and the Executive Director of CYCO (Central Yiddish Culture
Organization) that publishes and sells Yiddish literature.
Having been born in America to Holocaust survivors, Mr.
Wolfe’s first language was Yiddish which afforded
him the ability to perform effortlessly in both English
and Yiddish. His twenty-five year performing career has
taken him from California to New York to Europe where he
has acted and sung on stage, screen, television and in concerts,
and has performed as well in commercials, voiceovers and
video films. His Appearances on the popular TV drama “Law
& Order” the daytime TV series “The Edge
of Night,” “The Guiding Light” and “Texas”
are just a few of his credits. Mr. Wolfe performed the title
role in “Yankl der Shmid” (Yankl the Blacksmith)
for the Folksbine Yiddish Theatre, which was one of his
many appearances for this renown theater. Other performances
include “Grine Felder” (Green Fields) for the
Yiddish Public Theatre and several musical reviews for the
Joseph Papp Public Theatre. Mr. Wolfe’s video “No
Shmaltz,” which showcases his many talents, was recently
re-issued in DVD format.
Mr. Wolfe has toured the east
coast with several shows that he mounted with Mr. Herbert
Kaplan as Musical Director. Mr. Wolfe’s link to the
“goldene keyt” (the golden chain) is through
the great actors with whom he has had the honor to perform
such as Shifra Lerer, Mina Bern, Felix Fibich, David Rogow,
Norman Kruger, Richard Carlow, Rachel Botchan, Suzanne Toren,
Steve Sterner, Miriam Hoffman, Zypora Spaisman, Leon Liebgold,
Bernard Mendelovitch, Emil Gorovets and Miriam Kressyn.
Mr. Wolfe takes great pleasure in the realization that this
CD dedicated to his parents is a triumph of the human spirit,
a living memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, and a
celebration of the resilience of Yiddish culture to survive
and flourish in a world that at one time attempted to destroy
all that is Yiddishayt.