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Taglin, Tybie (Nee Safer ) Passed away on the evening of Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Max Taglin. Cherished mother of Jean (Mark) Chodos and Robert (Sarah Miller) Taglin. Adoring grandmother of Dan and Ben Chodos, Lee and Dana Taglin. Dear sister-in-law of Minnie Rice and Marvin Edelstein. Further survived by other loving relatives and dear friends. Tybie was an influential leader in the city's arts, music, education, and historic landscape, both in the Jewish and broader Milwaukee communities. She developed and led the children's choir at Congregation Shalom, where she mentored many students and wrote an enduring book of Jewish songs entitled "Shalom Sings." Among her proudest accomplishments were the "Gift of Love" concerts, interfaith celebrations of Milwaukee's diverse communities. Later she became the Director of Cultural Arts and Adult Services at the Jewish Community Center, where she led outreach programs in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin and other Milwaukee educational institutions. During this time she helped foster the early careers of many young artists, performers and musicians. A proponent of the arts and progressive ideas throughout her life, she and her husband of 67 years, Max, opened their home to notable groups such as the Joffrey Ballet and Pilobolus, as well as other distinguished concert performers and prominent political figures. They helped found the "Artist Series at the Pabst", which brought outstanding musicians and ensembles to Milwaukee, many for the first time. The series played a significant role in putting the city on the map as a destination for talented jazz artists. Tybie, along with Max, actively used her extensive knowledge of Milwaukee's history to make several notable contributions. Their tour business, Access Milwaukee, showcased the area's many sites, landmarks and neighborhoods. Tybie also provided guidance to Tovah Feldshuh as she prepared for her role as Golda Meir in a production of "Golda's Balcony," a Broadway play that tells the story of the one-time Milwaukee resident and former Israeli Prime Minister. A service in honor of Tybie's memory will be held on Sunday, March 30, at 11:00 AM at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. Private burial to be held at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to the appreciated. GOODMAN-BENSMAN Whitefish Bay Funeral Home 4750 N. Santa Monica 414-964-3111 www.goodmanbensman.com
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014
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