Lazar Weiner

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Lazar Weiner (October 24, 1897 in Cherkassy – January 10, 1982 in Flushing, Queens) was an Imperial Russian-born, American-naturalized composer of Yiddish song.[1] He emigrated to America at the age of 17 and later became the music director of the Central Synagogue, New York City.


Weiner composed more than 200 art songs as well as Yiddish and Hebrew cantatas and full synagogue services.

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  1. ^ Obituary Jewish folklore and ethnology newsletter American Folklore Society. Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section, Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies - 1982 "LAZAR WEINER 1897-1982 Born in Cherkassy, a small town in the southern Ukraine, Lazare Weiner moved to Kiev when he was ten years old. He sang in synagogue choirs as a child, and by the age of thirteen, he entered the Kiev Conservatory"