Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Staff Writer
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How important are grass-roots burial societies when funeral homes generally take care of dealing with the dead? This was one of the themes of a national conference held in Philadelphia.
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Six months after competing Jewish middle schools agreed to merge, officials are working toward a September opening in Bryn Mawr.
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Leaders of a group that formed to revitalize Jewish life along the Old York Road corridor insist they are still working toward that goal — and they are asking the area’s seven synagogues for more money.
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Local Jews who emigrated from the Soviet Union recall the senator's pivotal role in helping them come to the United States.
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Marjorie Margolies, the Jewish lawmaker who was voted out of Congress nearly 20 years ago, is officially running to get her old seat back.
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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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