Meet the Bergs

Margie Berg

Eric has deep roots in this community, having grown up in Longmeadow. His parents established their iconic business--the Pizza Shoppe--in neighboring East Longmeadow. Eric’s three older sons each became Bar Mitzvah at Sinai Temple and attended Longmeadow High School. Jonathan, a graduate of Babson College, works as an accountant with Summit Partners in Boston. His wife Kristin is a CPA with Wellington Asset Management. Adam, a graduate of Bentley University, is a CPA with Bain Capital and wife Meg works for Fireman Capital Partners. Matt, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, works as a senior actuary with Cigna and lives in Philadelphia with his wife Sara who is about to begin her residency in dermatology. Jon and Kristin have a beautiful 3-year-old daughter; Leah, and Adam and Meg have an equally beautiful 8-month-old little girl, Maddie.Eric has deep roots in this community, having grown up in Longmeadow. His parents established their iconic business--the Pizza Shoppe--in neighboring East Longmeadow. Eric’s three older sons each became Bar Mitzvah at Sinai Temple and attended Longmeadow High School. Jonathan, a graduate of Babson College, works as an accountant with Summit Partners in Boston. His wife Kristin is a CPA with Wellington Asset Management. Adam, a graduate of Bentley University, is a CPA with Bain Capital and wife Meg works for Fireman Capital Partners. Matt, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, works as a senior actuary with Cigna and lives in Philadelphia with his wife Sara who is about to begin her residency in dermatology. Jon and Kristin have a beautiful 3-year-old daughter; Leah, and Adam and Meg have an equally beautiful 8-month-old little girl, Maddie.

Eric and I met through Eric’s brother Gerry, who was the president of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts while I was working at the Jewish Federation as the Campaign Director. My plans to move to New York, where I had accepted a job with UJA-Federation of New York, were quickly quashed and Eric and I married in 1997. Danny came along in 1999 to complete our family. He actually came into the world a week early, on my last day of work at the Jewish Federation! When he was a toddler, I decided to go back to work as a realtor and have been happily working with buyers and sellers in Western MA and Northern CT for the past 15 years. Eric also works in real estate, as a real estate professional for the last twelve years with Barings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of MassMutual. Coincidently, we are both non-practicing attorneys too!

I grew up in the New Haven, CT area where my family was very involved in the Jewish community and where we belonged to both a Reform and Conservative synagogue, and when I moved to the Springfield area I became equally comfortable in many of our local shuls. We decided to join TBE around the time Rabbi Katz came to town. At that time, Danny was a student at Heritage Academy. Coached by Cantor Barber, Danny chanted like at hazan at his Bar Mitzvah and went on to become very involved with the Sandi Kupperman Learning Center as both a student and then a classroom assistant and Hebrew tutor, and he still occasionally chants Torah and leads musaf. 

With the encouragement and help of TBE and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Danny and some friends were among the 4,000 students who attended the AIPAC conference in DC this past March. We were so happy to see them so engaged and energized as they all head off to college this year. Danny has been accepted into the music industry program at Northeastern University.

Meanwhile, Danny’s older brother Adam and his wife Meg have become involved in the Young Leadership of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), just having been featured, along with daughter Maddie, in a CJP publication. Also, Adam just recently participated in a once in a lifetime trip to Israel sponsored by the Israeli organization Brothers for Life. We are thrilled that all of our kids are happily involved in their respective synagogues and communities.

 

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