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Joseph Berger

New York Times Columnist & Author of Several Books on Judaism and the Holocaust

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Joseph Berger, an immigrant himself, spent three years as a kind of roving correspondent to New York neighborhoods, writing feature articles about the ethnic and cultural richness of the city that became the core of his new book. Berger has been a reporter, editor and columnist with The New York Times since 1984, most recently writing a biweekly national column for the Times' education page as well as columns for the regional editions. He was a religion correspondent from 1985 to 1987, covering the Pope's trip to 10 American cities in nine days, and national education correspondent from 1987 to 1990, a period when American school curricula were under attack as too European-focused. From 1990 until 1993, he covered New York City's schools and colleges, when there were bitter controversies over condom distribution and AIDS instruction. He was the recipient of the 1993 Education Writers Association award for exposing abuses in bilingual education. In September 1999, he was appointed deputy education editor where, among other stories, he has directed coverage of the firing of one chancellor and the search for another, the dramatic changes in bilingual education and a series on the first-year of a new teacher.

Prior to joining the Times, Berger worked as Newsday's religion writer, where he three times won the Supple Award given by the Religion Newswriters Association, its highest honor. Berger also worked at The New York Post, covering such assignments as the 1973 Middle East War and Watergate. From 1967 to 1971, he was an English teacher at a Bronx junior high school.

Berger is the author of “Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust,“ which was published by Scribner in April 2001 and is a memoir about his family's experience as refugees in New York in the 1950s and 1960s. The book was chosen as a notable book of the year by The New York Times, which called it ”an extraordinary memoir” and was praised by Elie Wiesel as a “powerful and sweetly melancholic memoir, brilliantly written.” There have been excellent reviews as well in the Boston Globe, Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. Berger’s first book was ``The Young Scientists,'' a study of the country's top science high schools and their students, published by Addison Wesley in 1993.

Berger was born in Russia in 1945, spent the postwar years in D.P. camps in Germany and, after immigrating here, grew up in Manhattan and the Bronx. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, City College and the Bronx High School of Science. He lives in Westchester County with his wife, Brenda, a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, and their daughter, Annie, a student at Northwestern University.

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New York Times Columnist & Author of Several Books on Judaism and the Holocaust

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Joseph Berger Biography

Joseph Berger, an immigrant himself, spent three years as a kind of roving correspondent to New York neighborhoods, writing feature articles about the ethnic and cultural richness of the city that became the core of his new book. Berger has been a reporter, editor and columnist with The New York Times since 1984, most recently writing a biweekly national column for the Times' education page as well as columns for the regional editions. He was a religion correspondent from 1985 to 1987, covering the Pope's trip to 10 American cities in nine days, and national education correspondent from 1987 to 1990, a period when American school curricula were under attack as too European-focused. From 1990 until 1993, he covered New York City's schools and colleges, when there were bitter controversies over condom distribution and AIDS instruction. He was the recipient of the 1993 Education Writers Association award for exposing abuses in bilingual education. In September 1999, he was appointed deputy education editor where, among other stories, he has directed coverage of the firing of one chancellor and the search for another, the dramatic changes in bilingual education and a series on the first-year of a new teacher.

Prior to joining the Times, Berger worked as Newsday's religion writer, where he three times won the Supple Award given by the Religion Newswriters Association, its highest honor. Berger also worked at The New York Post, covering such assignments as the 1973 Middle East War and Watergate. From 1967 to 1971, he was an English teacher at a Bronx junior high school.

Berger is the author of “Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust,“ which was published by Scribner in April 2001 and is a memoir about his family's experience as refugees in New York in the 1950s and 1960s. The book was chosen as a notable book of the year by The New York Times, which called it ”an extraordinary memoir” and was praised by Elie Wiesel as a “powerful and sweetly melancholic memoir, brilliantly written.” There have been excellent reviews as well in the Boston Globe, Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. Berger’s first book was ``The Young Scientists,'' a study of the country's top science high schools and their students, published by Addison Wesley in 1993.

Berger was born in Russia in 1945, spent the postwar years in D.P. camps in Germany and, after immigrating here, grew up in Manhattan and the Bronx. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, City College and the Bronx High School of Science. He lives in Westchester County with his wife, Brenda, a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, and their daughter, Annie, a student at Northwestern University.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joseph Berger for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joseph Berger, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joseph Berger or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joseph Berger?

    Booking fees for Joseph Berger, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joseph Berger, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joseph Berger?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joseph Berger for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joseph Berger for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joseph Berger or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joseph Berger or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joseph Berger is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joseph Berger for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Joseph Berger generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Biale, Susannah Heschel, Patricia Marx, Mickey Edwards and Dr. Inge Auerbacher. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joseph Berger for an upcoming event.

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    Holocaust Survivor Joseph Berger Testimony

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