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Holocaust Survivor and Acclaimed Vocalist, Cantor Moshe Taube, to Speak at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH – Holocaust survivor and acclaimed vocalist, Cantor Moshe Taube, will speak at Chatham University on May 8, 2014 at 7:00pm in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. The event will be preceded by a kosher wine and cheese reception at 5:30pm.

Cantor Moshe Taube was born in Kracow, Poland in 1927 and 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.

Event Details

Cantor Moshe Taube

Holocaust survivor and acclaimed vocalist, Cantor Moshe Taube, to speak at Chatham University. Event  preceded by a kosher wine & cheese reception.

Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Wine & cheese reception, 5:30pm.
Cantor Taube, 7pm.

Chatham University Campus Quad & Eddy Theater

*This event is free and open to the public

For more information on the event, contact the Chatham University Office of Student Affairs at or 412-365-1286.

About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to women’s leadership and issues advocacy, and is the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson. Today, Chatham is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to The Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll, been honored by the US EPA, named to Sierra magazines list of top 25 “cool schools” and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham will open in early 2014, the world’s first fully sustainable campuses in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, with completion of the first stage of construction on its 20-year master plan.

Consisting of three colleges and the Falk School of Sustainability, Chatham’s works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students to create a brighter, healthier tomorrow through the fields of sustainability, health and lab sciences, creative and design arts, business and education.