BERGER, Joseph. American (born U.S.S.R.), b. 1945. Genres: Adult nonfiction. Career: English teacher in Bronx, NY, 1967-71; New York Post, New York, NY reporter, 1971-78; Newsday, New York, NY, reporter and religion writer, 1978-84; New York Times, New York, NY, began in metro rewrite, became religion correspondent, 1985-87, national education correspondent, 1987-90, NYC education reporter, 1990-, Westchester, NY, bureau chief 1993-. Publications: The Young Scientists: America's Future and the Winning of the Westinghouse, 1994; Displaced Persons: Growing up American after the Holocaust, 2001. Address: Metropolitan Bureau, New York Times, 229 W 43rd St., New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.