Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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No two people were more concerned to read in the newspaper recently that a ninth grader at Abington Junior High School had experienced anti-Semitism in school than the boy’s mother and the superintendent of his school district.
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BDS supporters protested outside of a JNF event in Manayunk, but it didn't phase the supporters of Israel's environmental group.
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No Philadelphia rabbis landed a spot on the Forward’ s list of "Most Inspiring" rabbis, though two local religious leaders did make The Daily Beast ’s list of most influential rabbis. What gives?
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With the sheer amount of work that can be involved in hosting a Passover seder, Joan Hersch might have been eager to hand over the responsibility. But she wasn’t.
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The founder of a state-fund­ed charter school in Philadelphia that teaches Hebrew, keeps kosh­­er and closes early on Fridays has vowed to fight state efforts to shut down the institution.
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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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215-832-0743

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