Esther Greenberg was born in February, 1957, in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the youngest of three children whose
parents, Bluma and Felix Goldberg, survived the Holocaust and immigrated to the United States.
The year Esther was born, her father Felix established The Tile Center, a successful tile business that Esther still
works in today. Esther's mother, Bluma, worked in the business for over twenty years.
Esther received a Bachelor of Science degree, studying nutrition, from the University of Georgia, and worked as a
Registered Dietitian for ten years. She married Ira Greenberg in 1981, and they have three children, Leah, Rachel, and
Sam. Leah lives in Atlanta, Georgia: Rachel resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Sam is in Columbia, South Carolina.
Esther and Ira have two grandchildren.
As co-owner of the Tile Center, Esther is still actively working in the business.
Additionally, Esther is highly involved in
the Columbia Jewish Community. She served as President of the Columbia Jewish Federation for two years, and has served on its
board for many years. She is currently co-chair of the Columbia Holocaust Education Commission, whose mission is to promote
Holocaust education throughout South Carolina. Esther often speaks to students and other community groups to tell her parents story.