Joshua Berggrun

Joshua Berggrun with his family.

Joshua, 28, is an attorney at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA. Whether he’s playing tennis, working out or spending time with his family, the Cleveland resident places importance on community outreach. A member of The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Josh spends time with organizations like BBYO, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Moishe House.

Along with his efforts to enrich the Jewish community, Joshua also spends time with the North Coast Angel Fund, where he works to accelerate start-up companies; the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; and the Young Lawyers Section, where he provides young professionals with the opportunity to participate in networking and charitable activities. Joshua also donates his time to the Legal Aid Brief Advice Clinics and Stonewall Sports Cleveland, a sports league for LGBT individuals and allies where participants can play in sports while being supported in a safe and welcoming community.

No matter the type of organization, Joshua is emboldened to be a mentor to college students and other young professionals finding their way.

What are your hobbies?

I play U.S.T.A. league tennis, work out at Orange Theory Fitness, sail with my family on weekends, compete on a Stonewall Sports Bocce Ball League team and enjoy traveling the world.

What one Jewish experience of yours stands out over others?

My Birthright trip to Israel in 2010 – kayaking down the Jordan River, hiking Masada, running on the beaches of Tel Aviv, riding camels in the desert and camping in Bedouin tents. I met two guys on the trip that are my best friends to this day, 10 years later.

What Jewish youth groups were you involved in?

BBYO.

What Jewish organizations are you involved with?

Jewish Federation of Cleveland, JCLE, YLD and Moishe House.

Where and when was your bar mitzvah?

In 2004 at The Temple-Tifereth Israel.


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