Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Cardinal Justin Rigali's responsibilities extended far beyond the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia and it wasn't uncommon for him to fly to Vatican City twice in a month. So the fact that he attended many of the meetings of the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia -- which the cardinal helped launch in 2006 -- spoke volumes about his commitment to...
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The cuts in Gov. Tom Corbett's recently passed $27.3 billion state budget were not as steep as initially feared, but many Jewish agencies say the reductions will still hamper their ability to serve vulnerable populations. "This is the most severe budget we've seen in a long time," said Hank Butler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, which lobbies on...
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For nearly eight years, Ilana Krop Wilensik served as the executive director of the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey chapter of the American Jewish Committee. AJC is a 105 year-old organization focused on influencing policy and advocacy on Jewish issues. Last week, the Blue Bell resident stepped down from the post to become the new director of the Barn at Spring Brook...
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Once upon a time a three-story home in Philadelphia's Navy Yard -- with views of the Delaware River and a few decommissioned naval vessels -- was home to officers in the United States Marine Corps. Now, that same house, with its spacious rooms of hardwood floors, sits largely empty -- save for one room filled with computers, a couple of...
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Following the notion that a non-profit institution needs to be run with a business sensibility, the board of Gratz College has tapped a longtime Jewish communal fundraiser to be its next president. Joy Goldstein on June 21 was officially named the 116-year-old institution's first female president and the 10th in its history. The selection of Goldstein, who had been serving...
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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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