Sunday, August 28, 2016 Av 24, 5776

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
A 13-member group of local African-American and Jewish leaders spent a week in Israel exploring issues and visiting historical sites..
William Scranton — who died July 29 at the age of 96 — likely didn’t introduce the term “even-handed” to the Middle East political lexicon, but the debate has persisted long past his use of the term.
Eight years after their Jewish wedding ceremony at Main Line Reform Temple, Lynn Zeitlin and Gabriela Assagioli last week received an official marriage license in Montgomery County.
A Philly entrepreneur will be the first director of a national organization that aims to plug U.S. college students into Israel’s high-tech economy.
State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams led a group of 13 local Jewish and African-American leaders on a weeklong trip to Israel as part of an effort to deepen ties between Jewish and black leaders.


Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. After 10 years as a staff writer, he now occasionally freelances for the Exponent. He writes about trends in politics, religion and spirituality, philanthropy and sometimes dabbles in sports and the arts. 
He has received numerous awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Jewish American Press Association and other organizations.
A native New Yorker, he earned a master’s degree in modern Jewish history and literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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