NEW YORK (Aug. 23)
Funeral services were held here today for Moshe Koussevitsky, one of the world’s leading cantors, who died in his home in Great Neck, N.Y., this morning after a long illness. He was 67. His body will be flown tomorrow to Israel for burial.
Born in Smorgon, Russia, he became known as the greatest cantor in pre-war Poland as chief cantor at the famous Tlomacka Synagogue in Warsaw. He fled from Warsaw when the German army invaded the city and escaped to the Soviet Union where he remained during the war years. He gave many concerts in Russia during those years.
He came to the United States after the war, resuming his cantorial career. At his death he was cantor of Temple Beth El in Brooklyn, where the funeral services were held.