Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Staff Writer
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In a newly published memoir, the Elkins Park native and two fellow American hikers held in Iranian custody for more than a year share their experiences in captivity.
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The Narberth-based Philadelphia Independence Network, known as PIN, provides a supportive community for young adults with special needs to live independently and develop career skills.
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The author of The New Reform Judaism discusses the largest denomination’s struggle with fundamental questions of faith and practice as a scholar-in-residence at an Abington synagogue.
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After partnering with a larger university press, the venerable publisher recently won a national award, completed an ambitious anthology of ancient texts and has several other projects in progress.
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Women share personal stories with a focus on Torah in a new collection of essays edited by two local rabbis.
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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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