Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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.
The rabbi who recorded the comments that led to the late Helen Thomas’s downfall recalls that he sought advice from Philadelphia’s Rabbi Abraham Shemtov about how to deal with the media firestorm.
Learn the details of who is getting how much from the $25 million in new allocations from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
The country’s lone Jewish governor, Jack Markel, visited the Jewish state recently to promote Delaware as an alternative U.S. location for Israeli companies and push for more cooperation between Delaware-based corporations and Israeli firms.


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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