Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Staff Writer
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Absorbing the word "CEO" into her job description -- and all the responsibility that comes with it -- doesn't faze Ivy Barsky, director and chief operating officer at the National Museum of American Jewish History. She doesn't have time to ponder the change, between coordinating programs, an inaugural traveling exhibition, a survey of the impact of the core collection and...
Jewish Federation CEO Ira M. Schwartz got a receptive ear in Israel to a new local plan to address food insecurity.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) was not among the featured speakers at this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference.
How does one pay the rent? Find a job? Get the landlord to fix the heater? Mail a letter? Shop for groceries? Negotiate public transportation? Learn how to use a computer? Get some kind of an education? Four men in their early 20s, originally from the Darfur region of Sudan, are facing these questions — and many more — as...
The organized Jewish community is going up against Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett in an effort to stand up for food stamp recipients. The public opposition to the governor reflects an unusual situation for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, groups that generally tend to work behind the scenes to lobby for their causes. At...


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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