Friday, April 29, 2016 Nisan 21, 5776

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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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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Offering somewhat vague promises about making city government more open and more willing to work with social service agencies, a confident Michael Nutter, the Democratic nominee for Philadelphia mayor, met last week with representatives from a number of Jewish organizations. At the Aug. 9 meeting held at the Jewish Community Services Building in Center City, the former city councilman --...
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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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The blogosphere, MySpace, YouTube. As the World Wide Web continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, it can be daunting just keeping up with what's happened, let alone venturing a guess as to where things in cyberspace are heading -- and what effect that direction might have on the real world. The jury's still out as to whether this elaborate...
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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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