SHIMEN-ARYE SHVARTS (b. April 28, 1912)
He was born in Nay-Sandz (Nowy Sącz). He received his bachelor’s degree as an external student in 1936. He had authorization to act as a rabbi. In 1938 he emigrated to Los Angeles, where he was a rabbi for two years and ritual slaughterer for fourteen. He debuted in print in 1937 with a story in Arbayter shtime (Workers’ voice), a weekly put out by the “Poale Agudat Yisrael” (Workers of Agudat Yisrael), in Lodz. From 1960 he was writing feature pieces for Dos idishe vort (The Jewish word) in New York. From 1972 he was contributing stories, poetry, and articles to the weekly Der algemeyner zhurnal (The general journal) in New York. He had prepared for publication a collection of his features and poetry.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 554.