AVROM MAYMUDES (b. December 2, 1901)
He was born in Ostrov (Ostrów), Poland. He received a religious education. In 1920 immigrated to the United States. He graduated from the Workmen’s Circle teachers’ seminary and worked as a teacher in Jewish schools in Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles where he lived in his later years. He published articles in: Frayhayt (Freedom), Kalifornyer shriftn (California writings), and on health issues in Morgn frayhayt (Morning freedom) for which he used the pen name Ben-Yankev.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 372-73.