It is with great sadness that Rutgers School of Social Work announces the death of Bert Goldberg. Goldberg passed away at 72 years old on October 9, 2015 in Marlboro, NJ. Goldberg was the Executive Director of the Center for Leadership and Management. He was an associate professor who taught courses including: Integration Seminar, Social Work Policy and Services I, Social Practices II, and Managing Change.
"Bert Goldberg was a beloved colleague. He was instrumental in organizing the Study Abroad trip to Israel and was truly committed to preparing the next generation of social workers to serve the citizens of New Jersey," said Cathryn Potter, dean of the School of Social Work.
Prior to working at Rutgers, Goldberg was the President of the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies of North America, the Executive Director of the Jewish Family Service of Orange County, CA, and the founding Executive Director of the Jewish Family Service of Allentown, PA.
Goldberg was a delegate to White House Conferences on Mental Health, Aging, and Faith Based Services as a part of his interest in nonprofit agencies. He was committed to making a positive change to many Jewish-faith based organizations including the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America and the World Council of Jewish Communal Service.
Goldberg was also father to four children and grandfather to 10. He was admired by all who worked with him.
"Bert's hard work and passion has been greatly appreciated by his colleagues. Goldberg will be remembered for the stories of his experiences, upbeat personality, and warm heart," said Potter.
Those interested in making a contribution to a scholarship in Professor Goldberg's name, or for support of the Israel trip, should contact Andrianni Vollas Viscariello at the Rutgers Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 848-932-2235