Alta Malberg, a singing teacher and performer, and husband Marc Malberg, an orthopedic surgeon, recently established the Ariel Eden Malberg Memorial Fund to keep alive the loving, generous spirit of their daughter Ariel. It is their intention to provide help and support for those who are struggling to meet life’s challenges, including the homeless, those coping with addiction and other mental health problems, and those for whom life has presented obstacles for which they have no answers.
Introduced to the Jewish Community Foundation by their synagogue, Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, the Malbergs felt comfortable with the Foundation staff and leadership, and over many conversations, a trust had formed. They worked together to identify a first funding opportunity: Freedom Song. This transformative musical was created by Beit T’Shuvah (a residential addiction treatment center rooted in Jewish spirituality) and is performed by addicts in recovery. With the support of the Malberg Fund, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (JFCS) was able to bring Freedom Song to the Princeton area for a performance on November 3, 2019.
Alta and Marc feel gratified that their Fund will support important causes that would resonate with Ariel. They are keeping her alive in their hearts and honoring her with a meaningful and lasting legacy.