“I am so sorry for the family of Cantor Markovits, who I knew and worked with at B'Nai Emet. My deepest sympathies are with you at this difficult time. He was a wonderful person with a big heart, and I will always remember him with great affection.
“Pnina, Liz, Irit, and Julie, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed my time spent with your Sholom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
“I am very sorry to learn of the Cantor's passing--we had so many years of wonderful music-making with the Cantor, Steve Barnett and the B'nai Emet choir. One could always see how much he loved his family; we all enjoyed his great sense of humor as well. My deepest condolences to all of the family.
“It was with profound saddness that I learned of the Cantor's passing. I worked along side of him for many,many years at Bnai Emet. He was a true inspiration to me. He was a Cantor's Cantor. I highly respected him since the first moment we met. When I asked him to officiate at my mother's funeral, he did not hesitate even for one second and agreed. May his memory be always for a blessing.
“Cantor Markovits helped me prepare for my Bar Mitzvah and was the cantor at my wedding. I always enjoyed his bellowing voice as he sang beautifully on the High Holidays. He will always hold a special place in my memories.
“Cantor Markovits was an influential part of my growth in Jewish thought and spirit. He said to me "sing the Shema like it's your last moment and breath." He will be forever in my thoughts and prayers. Respectfully.
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Markovits, Cantor Shalom OBM, age 85 of St. Louis Park, passed away Nov. 12, 2012. He is preceded in death by parents, Moshe & Elka Markovits, sisters, Sarah, and Toby, and brother, Cantor David Rosenzweig. Survived by wife, Pnina; daughters, Liz (Howard) Rubin, Irit Vinitsky, and Judy...Read More