I was utterly amazed by the shameful article and letters I read in another local publication regarding Steve Markowitz. The disparaging way he was described is an attempt to undermine the reputation of a prominent and well-known citizen who has been a staunch supporter of Jewish causes for decades.
I’ve known Steve for almost 30 years, and I can safely say that he is someone who gives his time, effort and energy to institutions and individuals who advocate for the greater good. I know him best as past president of Temple Israel of Great Neck, where he put great emphasis on bringing the Conservative, Reform, Orthodox and Sephardic communities together.
The people involved in this terrible campaign against Steve have no idea who he is or what he has contributed to the Great Neck and Long Island community, and to the Jewish community as a whole.