Josh Berenzweig Bio
Josh Berenzweig was a college student from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was active in Columbia Hillel and Delta Kappa Alpha Professional Cinema society. He studied Computer Science and also participated on campus in organizations.
Earlier Life & Age
Josh Berenzweig was born in 1999 and died at the age of 20 years old. He grew up in Maryland, was on leave of absence from the university during his time of death and residing in Brooklyn.
Josh Berenzweig Youtube
He has a Youtube Channel with 14 subscribers. He uploads School projects, independent films, music videos, and more.
Josh Berenzweig Death Cause
Berenzweig has died on December 4, 2019, at the age of 20. Collage administrators announced his death news in an email Wednesday morning. college administrators did not reveal his cause of death.
He described him as caring deeply about friendships, a thoughtful student, and eager to try new things, according to the email.
I write to share the 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, counsellors, 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