Circle of Humanity 2018: Honoree Dan Hershberg

DanHershbergDan Hershberg, is a lifelong resident of Albany and the son of the late Ben Hershberg and Anne Gewirtzman Hershberg. He was married to Linda Kaufman Hershberg, z’l, and is the father of four children -Deborah Ellenbogen of Sharon, MA, Adam of Albany, NY, Micah of Pasedena, CA and Rachel of Los Angeles, CA. He has ten grandchildren.

He graduated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1962 where he was inducted as a member of the Phalanx Honorary Society and was elected to the Who’s Who in American Universities and College. He was a member of the hockey and football teams at R.P.I. Mr. Hershberg is a licensed professional engineer and land surveyor and is the managing partner of Hershberg & Hershberg. He designed the New Course at Albany (now Capital Hills), the Washington Park Amphitheater, Westland Hills Park, the Martin Luther King Memorial in Lincoln Park, Island Creek Park, Boght Area Baseball Complex, West Albany Ballfields, Albany Boatshed, Lincoln Park and Washington Park Tennis Courts, Mohawk Harbor, as well as numerous single-family housing, apartments and senior citizens housing projects. He was the site engineer for the Pastures Urban Renewal Project. He has also been involved in significant commercial designs, which included 677 Broadway, CDPHP Headquarters, SEFCU Headquarters, CapComm Headquarters, Price Chopper Freezer Warehouse, FedEx Terminal, St. Peters Parking Garage, Teresian House Alzheimer’s Unit, Daughters of Sarah Memory Enhancement Unit and Massry Residence, the Great Oaks Office Park, Armory Center, UJFNENY building, Vista Technology Park and University Heights.

He is a member of Temple Israel. He was the recipient of B’nai Brith Covenant Award. Mr. Hershberg has been active in Jewish communal affairs and in Jewish education through most of his adult life. His service includes 27 years during which he volunteered as the Acting Business Manager of the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District, an organization of which both he and his wife Linda were Past Presidents and both were chairs of every fundraising effort of the school at one time or another. They were honored as the Family of the Year by the school and again by the Shomray Torah Society. Daniel is also a past president of the Greater Albany Jewish Federation and was an active participant for many years in the efforts of its successor organization, the United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.