Josh Berenzweig Biography, Wiki
Josh Berenzweig was a student from Gaithersburg, Maryland. Josh was described by friends and family as a “beautiful and kind” person with a creative spirit, who “cared deeply for the friendships he forged while in Columbia”. The advisors and administrators who worked with him remember him for his enthusiasm, consideration, and smile.
Josh Berenzweig Age
He was 20 years old as of 2019.
Josh Berenzweig Early Life & Career
Berenzweig, who grew up in Maryland, was on leave of absence from the university during his time of death and residing in Brooklyn.
Josh Berenzweig was from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He studied Computer Science and was involved on campus in organizations such as Hillel, club skiing, and Delta Kappa Alpha, as the society’s Treasurer. Josh was described by friends and family as a “beautiful and kind” individual with a creative spirit. Advisers and administrators that worked with him remember him for his enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and smile.
Josh Berenzweig, a member of the Columbia College class of 2020, has died, administrators announced in an email Wednesday morning.
— School Money (@schoolmoneyorg) December 4, 2019
This morning, Columbia students received an email from Dean James Valentini that Columbia College senior Josh Berenzweig has passed away, while on a leave of absence in Brooklyn.
Josh Berenzweig Email Before Death
I write to share sad news of the passing of Josh Berenzweig, who arrived at Columbia College with the Class of 2020 to study computer science. A native of Gaithersburg, MD, Josh was currently on a leave of absence from the University and residing in Brooklyn. While on campus, he was active in a number of campus organizations including Columbia Hillel and Delta Kappa Alpha.
Josh is remembered by his family as a beautiful and kind person who was outgoing, friendly, fun-loving, creative and musical. They noted that he cared deeply about the friendships he forged while at Columbia. Josh’s adviser told me he was a thoughtful student with an endless supply of energy. He is described by Hillel’s engagement director as having a warm smile and an eagerness to try new things and meet new people.
Students, faculty and staff who wish to gather and share remembrances are invited to congregate in Schapiro Lounge today, December 4, 4:00–6:00 p.m. […] The loss of a community member affects every one of us, even those who did not know Josh. We are also mindful that this news comes at what can be an especially stressful time in the semester, with finals approaching. I encourage you to reach out to family, friends, advisers, faculty, counselors, peer advisers or any other member of your network for support should you need it. Contact information for Columbia resources is below and is also available through Live Well | Learn Well.
I send my heartfelt condolences to Josh’s family and friends as we mourn his loss.
With deepest sympathy,
James J. Valentini
Dean of Columbia College and
Vice President for Undergraduate Education
Josh Berenzweig Youtube Channel
He has 16 subscribers and uploaded 13 videos.