Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Staff Writer
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The Zionist Organization of America learned last week that its tax-exempt status had been reinstated, a year after it had been revoked by the IRS.
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Two years after filing a federal law suit in Philadelphia that claimed pro-Israel groups seeking nonprofit status were unfairly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, Z Street may finally get its day in court.
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Barry Morrison, who has spent 35 years with the Anti-Defamation League, announced that he’s stepping down from his position as Philadelphia area director at the end of the year.
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Palestinian violence and financial meltdowns aside, travel program leaders unanimously point to one cause for a dramatic drop in teenage visitors to the Jewish state over the past decade: Taglit-Birthright Israel.
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Laurel Hill Cemetery, a national historic landmark, inadvertently scheduled its first ever Jewish Heritage Month program on Shavuot.
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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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