Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Staff Writer
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Tom Smith, the Republican hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), may not be familiar with the Yiddish term mensch -- at least not until this week -- nor has he yet visited the Jewish state, though he hopes to one day. But the one-time coal miner-turned-coal executive from western Pennsylvania's Armstrong County says he is confident that his...
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Sheldon Pavel puffed on his pipe as he sat in his air-conditioned office, wearing shorts, sneakers and a burgundy Central High School T-shirt. With students gone for the summer and just six weeks to go until his official retirement after 28 years at the helm of one of the nation's oldest and most venerated public high schools, Pavel could be...
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The Narberth-based Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation, which for the past 14 years has used the lessons of the Holocaust to promote tolerance and community service among students, is closing its doors this month. The foundation has partnered with Time Inc.'s student program and the Southern Poverty Law Center and has distributed some 150,000 teaching kits over the years, reaching...
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Two recent graduates from Cherry Hill High School East -- both national youth group leaders --are featured in a video going viral that urges Jewish youth across North America and Israel to stand up against bullying. The video, which can be viewed at cjtonline.org , was the work of the Coalition of Jewish Teens, an umbrella group formed earlier this...
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With the legislative clock ticking, Jewish groups are closely monitoring a flurry of recent activity in Harrisburg related to school choice. Proponents have been waiting for a House version of a school choice bill and now it looks as though there will be two to choose from: One introduced by Republicans and the other by Democrats, though they don't appear...
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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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