Philosopher, political activist, and Jewish thinker, Will Herberg was born on 30 June 1901 in Liachovitzi, Russia, and died on 26 March 1977 in Chatham, New Jersey. Herberg emigrated with his family to the United States in 1904, and he grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the College of the City of New York from 1918 to 1920, but he did not complete an academic degree and was suspended in part due to conflict with a professor in military studies. Active in communist causes in the 1920s, Herberg broke with the American Communist party, as did many of his fellow travelers, over Stalin's repressive treatment of dissidents.
From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.