Cantor Moshe Taube began training his singing voice when he was only 8 years old. Like many others of his generation he was forced to endure hardship and tragedy during WWII. He lost most of his family during the Holocaust, including both his mother and sister who lost their lives in the Belzec extermination camp. A real-life beneficiary of "Schindler’s List", he and his father were eventually able to immigrate to Palestine.
The cantor’s studies continued at the Institute of Music in Haifa and the Jerusalem Conservatory. His career brought him success as a concert performer in Israel and also as the cantor of Bograshov Synagogue in Tel Aviv.
After arriving in the United States in 1957 he officiated at the Congregation of Shaare Zedeck in NYC until 1965 when he took a position at the Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh where he is now Cantor Emeritus.
Cantor Taube began attending the Julliard School of Music in 1958 and graduated in 1962 with a diploma in Voice. During his time in NYC he instructed young cantors at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Cantorial Institute. For seventeen years, beginning in 1971, he held the position of Adjunct Professor of Voice and Vocal Literature at Duquesne University.
Music of Cantor Moshe Taube courtesy of Moshe Taube.