Hon. Harold Berger

Director

Judge Harold Berger has long been active in national bar and judicial affairs. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Service Award of the Federal Bar Association for Distinguished Service to the Federal and State Judiciary, a Special American Bar Association Presidential Program Award, and a Special Service Award of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges.

He is a permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and is a graduate of both the engineering and law schools of the University of Pennsylvania. Harold serves on the Board of Overseers of Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science and was elected to the International Academy of Astronautics and Aeronautics in Paris.

Long active in civic and community affairs, Harold serves as a trustee of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Greater Philadelphia and as a trustee of the National Museum of American Jewish History, among his many other activities. He has served on the HIAS board since 1995. He and his wife, Renee, live in Philadelphia. They have two children and three grandchildren.