We deeply mourn the passing of Cantor Moshe Taubé on Wednesday morning, November 11. World renowned Cantor Taubé served as the beloved Cantor at Congregation Beth Shalom for 40 years, from 1965 through 2004, and since then has been our Cantor Emeritus.
Rabbi Emeritus Stephen E. Steindel writes:
"Now he belongs to the ages" It is with tears and sorrow that we recite Barukh Dayyan HaEmet on news of the passing of our beloved and unforgettable Cantor Moshe Taubé on Wednesday morning November 11, 24 Heshvan 5781. He was a great and unforgettable Hazzan with a magnificent God-given voice, a pious Jew, an unforgettable personality as well as a Holocaust survivor and a Schindlerjude who graced our Beth Shalom pulpit for forty years and had a giant impact on cantorial careers, Jewish liturgical creativity and synagogue music far beyond Pittsburgh.
It was my privilege to share 18 of Cantor Taubé's forty years on the Beth Shalom bima. He was a partner in conducting services, insisted on being called "Uncle Moshe" by our children, and officiated at all their Benei Mitzvah and wedding ceremonies. For many years he and I met weekly to study Talmud together. I relished every opportunity to speak Hebrew with him, reflecting his love and ties to Eretz Yisrael.
Our hearts go out to Helena and his children and grandchildren in Israel as they prepare for his funeral and burial in Admat HaKodesh of Eretz HaTzvi--the holy soil of the promised land."
A Tribute to Cantor Taubé from his 2004 retirement from Congregation Beth Shalom, provided by Nate Sherer Video Production, can be found here.
A communal tribute service was held for Cantor Taubé on Thursday evening, November 19, at 7:30 EST. A recording of the service can be accessed on Zoom.
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