Ezekiel Berlin

New York, New York


New York, New York


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Zeke Berlin passed away on April 28th after being blessed to have LIVED life to the fullest for nearly all of his 97 years. After serving in WWII, Zeke earned a B.A. from Temple University went on to Yale University School of Drama for his MFA and earned his Doctorate in Theater at NYU. He...

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Dear Unc sorry I lost touch with you and aunt Sara. You were a significant figure in my childhood and a composite of the most pleasant memories of my life. I hope Sara is weathering your passing well.

My condolences to Sara and family. Zeke was my mentor and fabulous acting professor. I was in every show that he directed during my years at Rutgers Camden. He cast me in The Seagull as a freshman and it meant the world to me. He taught me old school classical acting style as well as The Method and even Japanese style. We were together in the rehearsal hall and the theater day and night. He taught me theater discipline. I saw him and corresponded with him after I graduated. He came to see my...

Zeke hired me as an adjunct lecturer at Rutgers in 1989. I remember him as welcoming, affable and sparkling with knowledge. Reading his obituary made me smile--he was a man of curiosity, adventure and love. What a life and legacy. Many blessings to the family.

I studied with Zeke for about a year and a half at Rutgers University. I was young at the time and I didnt understand the respect for the craft of acting Zeke taught me that he will be missed

Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving

Zeke was a true gentleman! May he rest in eternal peace.

I feel so honored to have known Zeke for the short time that I did. My husband Elliott and I have talked many times about how Zeke and Sarah have inspired our happy marriage, love for travel and commitment to education.

Zeke was an incredible teacher and an inspiring mentor. Some of my most memorable moments were performing under his direction at Rutgers Theatre. I owe my love and dedication to theatre and the performing arts and my career in Arts Administration to Zeke. May he Rest In Peace with the theatre angels.

Missing Zeke already, his super active mind, clear to the end, his whimsical funny side, his readiness to share his knowledge and friendship to others, all that and more have led to admiration of my brother -in-law of 70 years, and memories I will always cherish. To my sister Sara, his other half, heart warming memories will be there for you.