Four local Republican members of Congress have been pressing the U.S. State Department over American funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the controversial organization that assists Palestinian refugees and their descendants.
Tamar Sternthal credits a 1994 internship at the Jewish Exponent with instilling in her a love of journalism; she's now set to head up the newly opened Jerusalem office of the media watchdog group, CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.
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.