Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

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Bill Coren wasn't the best runner in the 1960s when he was part of the Springfield High School track and field squad. The 57-year-old has suffered from Crohn's disease his entire life, which he said prevented him from building the muscle necessary for the bursts of speed and strength most track events require. But the Delaware County native and longtime...
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The New Israel Fund, a 27-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization that promotes civil rights and religious pluralism in Israel, started a Philadelphia Regional Council earlier this year in the hopes of increasing the group's visibility and fundraising capabilities in the area. The philanthropic partnership of Israelis, North Americans and Europeans has given more than $700 million to more than 120 organizations...
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A month after winning a special election to represent the 19th district in the Pennsylvania State Senate, Andrew Dinniman was officially sworn into office on June 19. He's the first Democrat to represent Chester County since 1990. Dinniman, a longtime Chester County commissioner, as well as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Chester County Region, handily...
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Laynie Ginsburg, 21 years old at the time, knew that in order to give her budding romance an opportunity to blossom, she needed to move clear across the country to Philadelphia, and try sharing an apartment - and, for a time, her life - with a guy she didn't know all that well. The Omaha, Neb. native had spent the...
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In recent months, Israeli officials have been at pains to portray Iranian nuclear ambitions as a threat to regional and global stability, not just a problem for Israel, and that sanctions imposed by the United Nations or an international coalition might thwart Teheran's plans. But just two weeks after Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon spoke in Ardmore and delivered a message...
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Profile

Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. 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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