Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Al Taubenberger, who's hoping to be the first Republican to occupy Philadelphia City Hall in about 60 years, said during a meeting with Jewish community officials that he'd be a better communicator than the current mayor, and would find ways to keep big and small businesses alike from leaving the city. "The business privilege tax -- I'm for eliminating it...
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State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-153) urged Jewish community officials to support his Terror Free Investment Act, which would mandate several state pension funds to divest from any company that does business with the five nations labeled by the U.S. State Department as sponsors of terror: Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Cuba. The Associated Press reported over the weekend that...
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Several days after returning from Iraq, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said that while American forces are doing all they can to stabilize the country, the Iraqi government is not doing its part to bring about reconciliation among Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurdish factions, as well stem the daily torrent of violence that plagues the country. "The government there, to say...
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As he ate a continental breakfast at a hotel on City Avenue, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury sounded a deep laugh, one distinctly tinged with bitterness, when asked if his home nation of Bangladesh has anything resembling American "double jeopardy" laws. Choudhury -- who several weeks ago made his first visit to the United States, including a stop in Philadelphia --...
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Federation Early Learning Services is teaming up with Congregation Kol Ami to jointly administer the nursery school that's housed at the synagogue's home in Elkins Park. Under the new partnership, the school will keep its current teaching staff in place, but FELS will now oversee much of the administrative aspects involved with the the running of the preschool, including curriculum...
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Profile

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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