Lazar Weiner

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Lazar Weiner (Cherkassy, 1897 - Flushing, Queens, March 13, 1982) 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.

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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"