Rabbi Mark Golub remembered for wit, heart at funeral service

STAMFORD — Ari Golub asked those gathered Thursday at Temple Beth El what was the first word that came to mind when they thought of his father, Mark Golub.

“The simple answer is Rabbi,” said Ari Golub, one of Mark Golub’s five children.

“He identified himself as a rabbi so much that he wrote it on his credit cards: ‘Rabbi Mark S. Golub,'” Ari Golub said. “I can’t tell you how many times I heard him on the phone to a hotel or an airline and they greeted him as Rabbi Mark.”

Ari Golub paused as his father’s family and friends laughed.

“But he was so much more than a rabbi,” Ari Golub said.

Mark Golub, 77, died last week at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, according to an obituary distributed by the United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan and Darien.

He founded Chavurat Aytz Chayim in Stamford in the early 1970s and ran Chavurat Deevray Torah in Greenwich.

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