Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

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Anita Block cannot wait for Sept. 8 to arrive. The new principal of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School's Forman Center has set an important task for herself - learning the names of all 175 students - and she's anxious to get started. "There is usually something outstanding about a child's personality, the way they approach things and...
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Bryan schwartzman Jewish Exponent Staff Since the Palestinians launched a war of attrition popularly called the second intifada nearly five years ago, the public-relations deck has been stacked in their favor, especially on college campuses across the United States. Philadelphia-area institutions of higher education hardly differ in this regard. At Swarthmore College, for instance - a 1,500-student, liberal-arts institution steeped...
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Corn stalks stretched skyward, conspiring with a slight hill to obscure an already elusive homestead deep in Amish country. Then, almost as if by magic, the scene revealed itself, resembling nothing so much as a postcard: a barn, an elaborate birdhouse just off to the side of the driveway, a black cast-iron bell set atop a white house, a pond...
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Shifting a synagogue three-quarters of a mile may not sound like much - especially when it's from one side of City Avenue to the other - but for members of Overbrook Park's Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, it's become a herculean task, albeit one that moved one step closer to completion. On July 27, the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners granted...
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Michael Grossman, the founder of a two-year-old nonprofit organization called LiteracyToday, has no formal background in education. But that hasn't stopped the 55-year-old from coming up with a plan to boost reading levels for public-school students in one of the Garden State's most troubled cities - Camden, N.J. Nor has it prevented Camden City Public Schools officials, state legislators and...
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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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