He was born in the town of Soroke (Soroki), Bessarabia. He Americanized his name to: Paul Louison Adams. He was a sweatshop worker. He authored the volume Dramen (Dramas) (New York: Tealit, 1928), 176 pp., which included: Di mame got (Mother God), Ver iz shuldig? (Who is guilty?), and Nosn mit di shtrahln (Nathan with the beams [of light]). His plays, Der gasn-komedyant (The street comedian) and Zibn teg (Seven days) which concerned the Maccabees, were staged in Philadelphia and New York (under Joseph Buloff’s direction). He was also a painter.
Sources: I. Biderman, in Tsukunft (New York) (1928), advertisement; Forverts (New York) (February 11, 1973), Peysekh Shteyn writing about himself.