Cantor Emil Berkovits

Funeral Service: Monday, July 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Monday, July 29, 2019 to
Sunday, August 04, 2019

Shiva at his son Brian's home
Shiva Details: Evening services at 8:20 p.m.
Cemetery: Kehal Israel Memorial Park
Donations: Lynn Cancer Institute (L.C.I.) c/o Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, https://donate.brrh.com.

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Mitchell Axelrad - 16 days ago

My condolences to all. I remember Cantor Berkovits from Chomedey. Such a nice, friendly man.

barry & vered breuer - 16 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa, and family, ורד ואני המומים, כואבים ודואבים עמוקות על פטירתו של אמיל ז"ל, היקר לכם מכל. מחובתנו הייתה לכתוב לכם ולנחם אתכם באבלכם הכבד כבר ב "ימי השבעה", אבל לא מצאנו את האומץ לעשות זאת. קיבלנו בצער רב מאוד את הידיעה על פטירתו של אמיל ז"ל, אך ידענו כי לא נמצא בפינו את המילים כדי לבטא את כל הצער והכאב בליבנו ואת רגשי השתתפותנו באבלכם שהוא כנה ועמוק. אהבנו את אמיל ז"ל הוא היה בן אדם אמיתי, חביב, תמיד שמח, פנים מאירות ומחייכות, ואפשר היה לשוחח אתו על כל דבר שבעולם, וגם על חזנות . אמיל היה אדם בעל נפש עדינה, עם צניעות רבה ונועם הליכות יוצא דופן בעל נשמה יתרה ומידות הנעלות . אמיל היה אוהב ואהוב על הבריות, רגיש ואיכפתי מאוד כלפי הזולת ובעיקר כלפיכם וכלפי הוריו טובי וגבור ז"ל והם ואתם השבתם לו אהבה גדולה. אין ניחומים על אובדן היקר מכל, ואנו יודעים כי אין בכוחן של המילים להפיג את הכאב והצער הרב. הַמָּקוֹם יְנַחֵם אֶתְכֶם בְּתוֹךְ שְׁאַר אֲבֵלֵי צִיּוֹן וִירוּשָׁלַיִם וְלֹא תּוֹסִיפוּ לַדְּאָבָה עוֹד משתתפים בצערכם הכבד ברי וורד ברייער

Mark Rothpan - 20 days ago

Dear Brian, So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

lorne kirstein - 21 days ago

Thank you for putting up with me and making my bar - mitzvah an enlightening experience. Never have I had a teacher who made something so terrifying: SO EASY. May you rest in eternal peace.. GOD SPEED

Warren Libman - 21 days ago

Dear Berkovits family, Circa 1974-75: I'd see Cantor Berkovits pull up on his motorcycle to sit with me and teach me my Bar Mitzvah portions. He would sing and record them on a cassette and later I'd listen on my tape recorder and try to copy his voice. He was the coolest adult I knew. Fond memories of a great man. My sincere condolences.

Riva & Carl Gelber - 22 days ago

Dear Brissa & Family, We are most saddened to learn about your father-in-law's passing, & want to express our deepest sympathy to you & your family. We hope that you will all be strengthened by the splendid memories you have of deeply devoted and highly regarded Cantor Berkovits. Warmly, Riva & Carl Gelber

Janet Garmaise - 24 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa, and the whole family, I am thinking of you during this very sad time. My condolences to all of you.

Barbara Frost - 24 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa, and family, Our deepest condolences to all of you on your sad loss. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Barbara and Aaron Frost

Sanda Richstone Granner - 24 days ago

Dear Brian and Brissa, and family, We are thinking of you at this sad time. Our deepest condolences as we are out of town and unable to visit with you.

Betti and Mitchell Carpman - 25 days ago

Our sincere condolences to the Berkovits family. May your memories be a source of comfort to all of you.

Myrna and Marvin Shaffer - 25 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and family: Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Cantor Berkovits left a beatiful legacy and was admired by so many in our community. May all the wonderful memories sustain you during this difficult time.

Michael Hyatt - 25 days ago

Brian,Brissa and family, Sending my condolences to you at this difficult time. Michael

Jeff Strohl - 25 days ago

Dear Family, I am sorry for your loss. Although I never had the pleasure of hearing or meeting Cantor Emil, I am certain that the legacy was passed from his father Cantor Gabriel who taught me my bar mitsvah that I chanted at Shevet Achim. May you be comforted by the knowledge that the great Berkovits legacy touched many generations.

Franceen Miller & Joseph Ribalt - 25 days ago

Brian, Brissa & Family. Sending our deepest sympathies on your loss. May the memories which you hold, help you through this most difficult time.

Nancy Shusterman - 25 days ago

Dear Anne and Brian and family, my sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Shari Guralnick - 25 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and family, So sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Shari & Henry

Jeffrey Cape - 26 days ago

Dear Brian, Debbie and Families, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and our favourite Cantor! I have such fond memories of your father giving me Hebrew and bar mitzvah lessons at your house as well as all of the wonderful years at Young Israel of Chomedy! I hope that all of your fond memories give you comfort at this difficult time!

Marc Shade - 26 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and family. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

cathy casarotto - 26 days ago

sincere condolences to Brian and his whole family with lots of love.Cathy

Andrew Yas - 26 days ago

Sincere condolences to the entire family. I am deeply saddened for your loss.

Harley schwartz - 26 days ago

To Brian and the entire berkovits family. I am truly sorry for your loss please accept my condolences and my sincere sympathies on the loss of your father

David Azran - 26 days ago

Sincere condolences to Brian and family.

Ronnie Pottel - 26 days ago

Dear Brian and Family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the loss of your dad. Ronnie

Larry Schwartz - 26 days ago

Hi Brian, sorry for the passing of your dad. I'd to send you my sincere condolences for your loss.

Elana Zimel - 26 days ago

Dear Brian and Brissa and family my sincere condolences to you all please know I am thinking of you at this time.

Joey Holtzman - 26 days ago

I have such fond memories of Cantor Berkovits teaching me Bar Mitzvah lessons with the old style cassette player. His voice during the high holidays at Young Israel of Chomedy was so beautiful. My condolences to the entire family. Joey

Dena Fellen Barbalat - 26 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and Family. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Father and grandfather. I’m thinking of you at this very sad time and wish you no more sorrow.

Simone Cohen - 26 days ago

Dear Brissa, My deepest sympathie go out to the Berkovits family Baroukh Dayan Ha Emeth. (Ida friend)

Michael Rogozinsky - 26 days ago

Sincere condolences to the family.

Joy&Fred Pellatt - 26 days ago

To Anne & family Our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Emil Joy & Fred Pellatt

Annie and Ralph Meltzer - 26 days ago

Dear Brian and Brissa, We extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved father, father-in-law, and grandfather. May you be spared any further sorrow.

Elissa and Joseph Goldstein - 26 days ago

Dear Brian and family. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

יוסי ברייער - 26 days ago

משפחת ברקוביץ היקרה לנו מאוד שמענו בעצב רב על פטירתו של בן דודי האהוב אמיל ז״ל הגעגועים חזקים מאוד והצער עמוק זכינו להכיר אדם מופלא איש אהוב ואוהב נזכור אותו לנצח המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאבה עוד אוהבים יוסי ברייער וכל המשפחה

Yaakov Breuer - 26 days ago

ברוך דיין אמת. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאבה עוד. ❤️

Rebecca Freedman - 26 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa, Blaire, Debbie and the entire family, there are no comforting words that can be spoken to ease the pain of losing a parent, spouse, granddfather ..... only our memories can bring us comfort and knowing that you are surrounded by people who love you and support you. Our deepest condolences. Rebecca and Yvan

Shari and Earl Levett - 26 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and family, Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Jodi Toledano - 26 days ago

Dear Brissa and Family, Sending condolences to you all. May your memories be a comfort during this difficult time.

Cantor Heather Batchelor - 26 days ago

I am saddened to hear of Cantor Berkovits’ passing. As colleague, I knew him to be a Hazzan deeply rooted in tradition, but with the vision and insight to embrace change. My own path has been particularly influenced by his work with Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, MA, and I am thankful to have meet him.

Hedy Blend & Gus Mayers - 26 days ago

Sweet Anne, Brian, Lili, Zoe & Sean, Jordann & the Bercovits Family, Our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your beloved Father, Father in Law, Husband & Grandfather. May you find strength and courage in the bonds of family, your faith, cherished memories, to guide you through this heartbreaking period in your lives. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You. Hedy Blend Tannenbaum & Gus Mayers

Steven W Dress - 27 days ago

Re: Emil Berkovits, z”l We: his family, his colleagues, his congregants and students, indeed k’lal Yisrael lost a gem. Emil’s sweet voice reflected his sweet nature. It was a high honor to have known him and to have sang with him many times in his shul and mine, and during NERCA concerts at other venues. T’N’TzB’H’ Hazzan Steven W. Dress Cantor Emeritus, Temple Israel, Sharon MA

David - 27 days ago

My sympathies on you loss, Debbie and family. I remember his wonderful voice booming out to the congregation, in the glory days of the Young Israel of Chomedey. Cherish the memories. Keep well.

MAUREEN ROTH - 27 days ago

Dear Debbie and family, My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your Dad, a man of valour, values, a great smile, a father, special grandfather and great-grandfather. I hope that knowing how much others care will help lessen the pain you feel today. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have stored away which will keep him with you forever. R.I.P. Emil. Fondly, Maureen

Jean Zwirek - 27 days ago

BERKOVITS FAMILY. WE OFFER OUR CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF OUR CANTOR AND FRIEND EMIL. GOOD MEMORIES FROM YOUNG ISRAEL OF CHOMEDEY WITH OUR BELOVED CANTOR. MAY YOUR MEMORIES SUSTAIN YOU AT THIS SAD TIME. JEAN ZWIREK AND MORRIE LIBSTUG

Froma & Norm Shulman - 27 days ago

Our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your father. We remember him well when he was Cantor of our community many years ago. May his memory serve as a solace for the family at this difficult time. Froma& Norm Shulman

Ronnie Farber - 27 days ago

My deepest sympathies go out to all of your family may your dad Rest In Peace!

Beverly Yaffy - 27 days ago

Dear Brian and Brissa my deepest sympathy to you and your family.on your loss of your dad.

Carol & Johnny Posluns - 27 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa & family. Our sincere condolences on you loss. May you have no further sorrows. Fondly Carol & Johnny

Guy Laurin - 27 days ago

On behalf of my son Bruno, I offer our deepest condolences to the Berkovits family...

Harlene, Melissa and Adam Lester - 27 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and the entire Berkovits family, Our deepest sympathies to all of you on the loss of your beloved father and grandfather. May your wonderful memories of him help you at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Harlene, Melissa and Adam

Gail Kronick - 27 days ago

Dear Brian & Brissa & family, my deepest condolences on the passing of a beloved father, father-in-law and grandfather. May he rest in peace and may you all be spared further sorrow.

Shelley and Robert Paris - 27 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and family, Rob and I send you our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved father, father-in-law and Grandfather. May you spared further sorrow.

Corrie Sirota & Andy Frankel - 27 days ago

Dear Brian & Brissa, Ann, Brian & Families, Sending you heartfelt condolences at this time. People may leave our lives, but their memories live on in our hearts forever. Death ends a life, not the relationship. Sincerely, Corrie & Andy.

Ruth Dubrofsky - 27 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace

Judy Auerbach Kornbluth - 27 days ago

Dear Blair, Daniel & Berkovits Family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved father, grandfather. May your wonderful memories help you at this most difficult time. May his memory be a blessing. Fondly, Judy & Harvey.

Susan & Geoffrey Ungar - 27 days ago

Please accept our condolences on your loss. May your fond memories serve as a blessing.

Sonja and Harry Langburt - 27 days ago

To the Family, We have wonderful memories of Chazzan Emile in Shul at the Young Israel of Chomedey. So very sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you during this very difficult time.

Sheila Marcus - 27 days ago

Dear Brain and Brissa, the extended Berkovits and Miller families, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of father. Although words may seem to say so little, I hope that in some small way they help to ease the loss you are feeling right now as I wish you strength in the days to follow. Your father was admired by many people and touched so many more in his life. What a wonderful legacy to have of him. Those we love, don't go away... They walk beside us everyday... Their memories remain in our heart... And in memory they live. May you know no more sorrow, Sheila

Elly and Howard Popliger - 27 days ago

Dear Brissa and family, Our sincerest condolences on your loss. May you all be spared further sorrow.

Leona and Hy Sternfeld - 27 days ago

Dear Debbie, Brian and Brissa, Lily, and families, Sadly we grieve with you about Emil. As with Linda and Brenda, he also sang Because at our wedding. It was beautiful. It is on our old vcr tape. One of the things I remember most about Emil was his contageous giggle. When he started to laugh he couldn’t stop. We shall miss him. Leona and Hy

Arlene & Lenny Sculnick - 27 days ago

Dear Berkovitz family Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of a great man . We have such beautiful memories of the days at the YIC. We are thinking of you at this very sad time Arlene & Lenny

Linda Yelin - 27 days ago

A bright light has gone out of our lives. Emil has been in my life since I was 14 years old. I introduced him to the mother of his children, my cousin. His birthday was the day after mine, and even if we had spoken recently we called each other two days in a row! Emil sang at our wedding in 1961. Emil and Lily came to St. Louis to take part in our oldest grandson’s briss. He recorded my torah portion onto my iphone for me for my Bat Mitzvah with my second grandson. He was so proud that I did it! We get up together. He was well acquainted with generations of my family. We flew to Florida to visit him to see for ourselves how he was doing after his surgery, even though I had major surgery three weeks prior. We had dinner with Emil and Lily, the love of his life, a few months ago in Florida. We shall miss the cartoons he had of himself, for any occasion... We are heartbroken, but know that he is now singing with the angels! We shall keep up with Lily. We send our love, and heartfelt sympathies to the whole family.

Dave & Mona Abrams - 27 days ago

Brian, Brissa, Brandon & Blaire, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Father, father-in-law, and Zadie. I have fond memories of many years past in Chomedey listening to the Cantor sing, he had a wonderful voice, and a kind and caring heart. May your treasured memories help you through this difficult time, and comfort you in the future. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. B.D. H. Mona &Dave Abrams

Cyma shusterman - 27 days ago

Dear lily and Berkovits families....my deepest condolences on the loss of Emil ...he had it all...a great Cantor, a wonderful person and so handsome...may his memory be a blessing forever and may you all be spared further sorrow

Susan & Evan Boxer - 28 days ago

Dear Brissa , Brian and family Our sincere condolences on your loss.

Sharon Klar - 28 days ago

Dear Brissa and family, My condolences to all of you. May your memories sustain you at this difficult time. Sharon Klar and family.

Carole Guttman - 28 days ago

Brissa & family. Our sincere condolences on your loss. May you know no more sorrow. Carole & David Guttman

Marion Schachter Kaplan - 28 days ago

Dear Lily, So sad to learn that Emil passed away. what a very lovely mensch he was., also zees, vi tziker! Where are you living now so that we can be in touch. - Montreal (also my hometown) or around Swampscott (my hometown since 1978? Please email me details of your contact info. May Hashem comfort the family amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem I tried to include the Hebrew but it didn't paste. Sorry.

Arleen & Norman - 28 days ago

Dear Anne and Brian, Please accept our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family on your loss. May your cherished memories be a source of inspiration to you during this difficult time. Arleen & Norman

Tina and Gus Christopoulos - 28 days ago

Brian and Brissa, our deepest condolences on your loss.

Recia Gordon - 28 days ago

Dear Brissa and Family; My sincere condolences on your great loss.

Trial and Nadav Krasner - 28 days ago

Our sincere condolences to the entire family on this monumental loss. May he be a blessed memory to all of those he gave joy to.

Murray Green - 28 days ago

Dear Berkovits family I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Canton Emil. So many memories of Saturday mornings at YIC . Rest In Peace Canton Emil,

Mary Poplaw -Macy - 28 days ago

Dear Berkovits Families. We send our deepest sympathies , on your loss, of your husband .,father ,grandfather & great grandfather, Cantor Emil Berkovits, was a "Shinning Star" at the "Young Israel of Chomedey Synagogue, He was an outstanding cantor, teacher, & most of all a "Mensch"who will always remain in our hearts, May memories of happier times give you strength & courage at this difficult time,

Marla Novak - 28 days ago

To Brian and Family my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. I know how difficult a thing it is. I am sorry I never got to hear him those many years ago, back in Laval. May time help loosen the pain, and leave you with amazing memories. B'H (i remember that day like it was yesterday)

Eric Puritt - 28 days ago

Dear Berkovits Family, I remember his eloquent voice and stirring delivery in Young Israel of Chomedey. The uniqueness of the closeness of our congregation during the 70’s left a lasting impression on so many of us. Sending your family my sincere condolences.

Howard Gross - 28 days ago

Debbie Brian and family. Sad to hear the news. Special memories of your dad from the YIC. He was very special and left a lasting memory. Howard.

Ellen Muenz Greenspoon - 28 days ago

I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to family and friends. Cantor Berkovitz was the Cantor at my wedding 41years ago at YIC and then we were ::) friends. May all the good memories be a blessing when the pain of loss eases

Brenda Rosenberg - 28 days ago

Dear Brissa, Brian, Brandon and Blair, sincere condolences on the loss of your father, father in law and grandfather. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May fond memories comfort you all. Brenda

Richard and Randi Aisenthal - 28 days ago

Dear Brissa and family Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father, father in law, and grandfather. Thinking of you all in this very difficult time.

Larry Klugerman - 28 days ago

To the Berkovits Family My ost sincere condolence on your loss. I go back to the years in high school with him and he was also my son's teacher for his Bar -Mitzvah in 1977. He was a wonderful person and great cantor.

Lila Goldberg - 28 days ago

Dear Brian , Brisa and Family. Our deepest sympathy yo you and your entire family on you loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Lila Mitchell, Steven. Ronna Goldberg

Barbara and Jack Rosenthal - 28 days ago

Dear Berkovits family..my memories of Emil go back to out teen age years when we were members of the Delphians, a YMHA club. Emil was always fun to be with...our sympathies to the family.

Israel and Leah Liquornik - 28 days ago

It is with sadness we learn of the passing of Cantor Emil Berkovits. The Berkovits family, Cantors Gabriel and Emil played a central part in our lives. Cantor Gabriel participated in our marriage and Cantor Emil was a beloved Cantor while at the Young Israel of Israel. We were sad when he left. Condolences to the family and may they be comforted by all the feelings of love and respect felt by all the people who remember him so fondly. May he be bound up in the bonds of life. felt by all his fans. May his soul be bound up in the bonds of life. C.

Vlad & Sheryl Prince - 28 days ago

Brian Brissa and family Vlad and I want to send our deepest condolences. We are sorry to hear about your loss.

Gerry Babins - 28 days ago

Dear Brian and Debbie and families, it has been so long since we left Chomedey, but some things still remain. The sound of his voice, the emotion, we all just knew we had a special place with Emil at the helm. I can only imagine how He must have felt teaching me and my brother our portions. I can still hear his voice doing the shmini and teaching us to do it well and loud and proud. As you can see he had an impact on me and I'm sure on so many. Please know our thoughts are with you.. Gerry and Jan Babins

Bella Green - 28 days ago

Sincere condolences on the loss of Cantor Emil. He left a lasting impression on both the families and the youth of YIC He and my late husband, Irving, will be pals again in heaven now Bella Green

Harvey Josin - 28 days ago

As a precocious 13yr old in Omaha in 1964 The Cantor was the brightest light in our synagogue. I remember he was one of the fastest men in Canada growing up. If you look up mensch in the dictionary you will see a picture of Emil. RIP Cantor

Leesa Marcus & Brian Kutzin - 28 days ago

Brian, Brissa and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Leesa & Brian

Arlene and Mark Wechsler - 28 days ago

To Brian and Family: Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. May you all be spared further sorrow

Bernie Chmielash - 28 days ago

Bear Brian, Brissa and Family. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Father. May his good memories be an inspiration and and comfort for the entire family. Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet. Bernie Chmielash

Evelyne and George Winkler - 28 days ago

Our sincere condolences. Evelyne and George Winkler

Diana Copoloff - 28 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and the entire Berkovits Family. Sending you sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Emil. Feel our support and love for all of you at this time, and always. Diana, Lorne, Sim and Rhys Copoloff Orleans

vicky steinberg - 28 days ago

To the entire Berkovits family my sincere sympathy on the loss of your special Father and grandfather Cantor Emil, he was very special to all. Fondly Vicky

Marla and Cliff Benderoff - 28 days ago

Dear Anne and Brian, Brian and Brissa and the entire Berkovits family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. May your memories comfort you at this sad and difficult time. Best, Marla and Cliff

Ellen Green - 28 days ago

I was sad to hear of Cantor Berkovits's passing. I have so many fond memories of him throughout the years at Young Israel of Chomedy and will never forget how moving his rendition of Henini was to this day. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I

Ellen and Morris Rudnitsky - 28 days ago

Dear Brian and family. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.

DR. EDWARD and FREYDA FELLOWS, HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - 29 days ago

Dear Lili and Berkovits Family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Cantor Emil. Emil and I go back to our high school days when Emil would sing in his dad's choir in the little "shul" on Cote-des-Neiges. After that we would hang out together. The last time we saw Lili and Emil was when he was visiting Florida from Omaha when we had lunch together and reminisced about our families and the " old days!' May he rest in Peace! Freyda and Ed Fellows.

Barry Korman - 29 days ago

Sympathies to the entire family on the loss of such a special man : To me , he was the “PAVAROTTI” of Chomedey , he had a charismatic voice that would leave an everlasting impression in every single person , Heaven just received 1 special Angel ,

Denise and Sheldon Popliger - 29 days ago

Dear Family, Please accept our sincerest condolences. BDE

Ian & Marcie Cytrynbaum - 29 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and the Family, Please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss. May the good memories be of great comfort for you at this difficult time. Ian & Marcie Cytrynbaum

Marcy and Ben Yellin - 29 days ago

My sweet Lili. Can’t wait to hug you. Emil will be missed . He was perfection! Love you and so sorry for your loss.

Larry Shapiro - 29 days ago

To the Entire Berkovits Family On behalf of Tammy and myself please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May his memory always bring you peace and comfort.

Brenda Bookman - 29 days ago

So very sad and sorry. Emil was a wonderful man and Cantor. Prayers for the whole family. So happy to have called him cousin.

Nellie Miller - 29 days ago

Dear Family, Many fond memories of the special relationship our family had with Emil. He will be long remembered by all of us. Annalea and Solly Libstug

Judy Elias Ginsberg - 29 days ago

Dear Lili, My heartfelt sympathies to you & your family. May the happy memories help all the family through this difficult period. Sincerely Judy Ginsberg

Lynda Veto - 29 days ago

My sincere condolences to you all.

Michael Witt - 29 days ago

Dear Brian , Debbie and family. My sympathies to you on the loss of your father. May all his memories get you through this difficult time. Michael Witt

Ana and Joel Pinsky - 29 days ago

Condolences to you, Brian, Brisa and family on the loss of your beloved father. As you know I grew up with Emil and his brother Eddie and their father, Gabriel, was my hebrew and bar mitzvah teacher. Wonderful family all around. May you all be spared of further sorrow.

Zina Freedman - 29 days ago

Dear Brissa & Brian, My condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your father Cantor Berkovitz.

Joy Walter - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences on your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Margaret turetsky - 29 days ago

Dear Lili and Family. Please accept our thoughts and prayers. Emil has left wonderful and warm memories with everyone who knew him.

Robert Libman - 29 days ago

Dear Brian, Debbie, Brandon and family, Cantor Berkovits was not only the Bar Mitzvah teacher of my brothers and I in the 70s but he was a pillar in what was a thriving Jewish community in Chomedey back then. Those were wonderful years growing up and he was the coolest, nicest guy that enriched a generation of young people . My sincerest condolences.

Isadore Rubinfeld - 29 days ago

Dear Brian, Debbie and family. My sincere condolences on the passing of your dear father. I have such wonderful memories of Chazzan Berkovitz from the Chomedey days. He had such a sweet voice and an equally sweet personality. His memory will be etched in my mind forever. I hope all you special memories will be a source of comfort and sustain your during this difficult time.

Joan Reti - 29 days ago

Dear Anne, Brian and family, Sending you our sincere condolences on the loss of Emil. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May he rest in peace. Joan and Tom Reti

Danny Silverman - 29 days ago

Dear Brian,Brissa and Family. Condolences on your loss. Emil was our Cantor at Y I C for many years.His voice and cantorial skills were outstanding but mostly he was someone with much class and loved by all. Doris and I were proud to consider him as a friend.

Cindy Krupka - 29 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Emil. We all remember him from the Young Israel and what a great Cantor he was. I hope your memories help with through this difficult time.

irwin liebman - 29 days ago

Wonderful man and Cantor--inspired many. Entire family liked him alot along with his Dad back in Shevet Achim days. Baruch dayan haemet.

Frances Noik - 29 days ago

Dear Lili. My sincere condolences to you and the family. My thoughts are with you.

Issie Baum - 29 days ago

My sincerest condolences to the family on the passing of Cantor Emil Berkovitz. Cantor Emil taught my son Yossi the entire Shabbat Mincha / Ma'ariv services and the entire Torah Leining for his Bar-Mitzvah in 1980. He was a great Cantor, a great tutor and an all-around wonderful guy. תנצב’’ה "May his soul be bound up in the bond of life’’ and May The Family be Comforted Amongst all the Mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Rhonda Levy - 29 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss. May all the wonderful happy memories sustain all of you through this most difficult time. Rhonda and Bob

Linda Rich Bandel - 29 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and Family, My heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of your father, father-in-law, grandfather. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you shared with him in his lifetime. Linda Rich Bandel

Lori & Howard Kader - 29 days ago

Dear Lili - We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May his memory be a blessing.

Marla Gross - 29 days ago

I was deeply saddened to hear of Cantor Berkovits's passing. I have so many fond memories of him throughout the years at Young Israel of Chomedy and will also never forget how moving his rendition of Henini was as well as his outstanding voice. He was a special friend to my parents and our entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marla and family

Sam Chadnick family - 29 days ago

Dear Berkovics families, Our deepest condolences on the loss of Emil. He will always be remembered by all of us with much respect,admiration,& love. We wish you much sympathy & hope that all your wonderful memories will help you at this very sad time. Sylvia,Sam,Ian,Robin & Eileen

Mitchell Yaffy - 29 days ago

Dear Brian , Brissa and family. My sympathies to you on the loss of your father. May all his memories get you through this difficult time. Mitchell and Kim

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ - 29 days ago

I have Known Emile for more than 20 years and I always found him to be a perfect gentleman, a nice guy to be around and even taught me a few things. May he rest peace and his family have great memories

Lynn Harris-Nulman - 29 days ago

Dear Brian & Brissa and Debbie, My deepest condolences to you on losing your father. He was your dad and present for you and also the voice for us all. I remember way back to early UTT years when I learnined to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on your keyboard with Debbie under Cantor Emil's tutorage. Sending love and memories, Lynn

Elli Horner - 29 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and family Our deepest sympathy to you on your loss. May your cherished memories give you strength during this very sad time. Elli and Irwin Horner

Robert Mendelsohn - 29 days ago

Brian & Debbie I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your father.My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and the entire Berkovitz family.Cantor Berkovitz was more than just a Bar Mitzvah teacher he made it so much fun that you wanted to come back for more lessons,and when he sang the Hineni prayer during Rosh Hashana you felt that he was one on one with Hashem .May his blessed memory give you strength during this most difficult time.

Sandy & Milt Berkson - 29 days ago

Dear Brian and Brissa, our condolences to you and your entire family

Brian Stein - 29 days ago

Dear Berkovits Family. My sincerest sympathies to your entire family on the loss of Cantor Berkovits. May you all only know from Simchas going forward.

Cindy Dankner - 29 days ago

Dear Brian, our deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. May your memories be a source of strength to you during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

DAVID GREEN - 29 days ago

my condolences to the Berkovits family I have many memories from Young Isreal of Chomedey may all his memories help you in these hard times DAVID GREEN

Caren Kaminsky - 29 days ago

My sympathies on your loss. May your cherished memories help you through this difficult time

Stuart Marla Schwartz - 29 days ago

Dear Brian, Brissa and family. We are so deeply sorry to hear of your loss and our thoughts are with you at this extremely difficult time. Stuart and Marla Schwartz

Steven wexelman - 29 days ago

Brian debbie and the whole family. My deepest condolensces to u

Brian Wiseman - 29 days ago

Dear Berkovits family, My sympathies on your loss. Cantor Berkovits was my Bar Mitzvah teacher and I can picture him all these years later. Wishing you strength at this time. Sincerely, Brian Wiseman

Dollard executive softball - 29 days ago

On behalf of the dollard executive softball league we want to offer our condolences to Brian and the entire berkovits family

Elana Schramm - 29 days ago

I am so sorry for your loss 💋

Linda Reich - 29 days ago

My deepest condolences on your loss. May your cherished memories help you through this most difficult time.

Jodie Haupt - 29 days ago

My condolences to the Berkovits family.

Janet Gilman - 29 days ago

I'm sending Lili, Brian, Debbie, Anne, Joel and their families all of my love. I know his memory will be a blessing to everyone who knew him.

Rev. Amiel Bender - 29 days ago

Dear Berkovits family, I was saddened to read of Cantor Berkovits' passing. His father, Gabriel Berkovits was Chazan in my Zaida Rabbi Zambrowsky's Congregation, Shevet Achim of Montreal in the 50's where they served together as Rabbi and Chazan. Our families continued a great tradition of friendship and I know that Chazan Berkovits' carried on an illustrious family tradition and that he brought great Nachas to his parents with his talented renditions of our tefillot. May his memory be a blessing and an inspiration.

Lenny Prince - 29 days ago

Brian, Debbie and the whole Berky clan, please accept my deepest condolences to the entire family.

Lorna Burack - 29 days ago

Sending my condolences and wishing you strength at this difficult time.

idadubrofsky - 30 days ago

sending my deepest condolences to the Berkovits family,may he rest in R.I.P.