Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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An Orthodox Jew from Northeast Philly is getting media attention for winning a rather mundane political office as a member of the Whig Party.
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Rabbi Arthur Waskow was honored for his life’s work alongside famous feminist Gloria Steinem, who credits the rabbi as an inspiration.
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Local Jewish and business leaders are hoping Mayor Michael Nutter's trip to Israel will enhance ties between the City of Brotherly Love and the Jewish state. Find out who's going and what's on the agenda.
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Recognition as one of the 50 most innovative Jewish groups in the country was a major coup for this 5-year-old agency that hosts communal forums, reboots religious schools and operates programs for young families.
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Local Israel supporters have launched a public campaign to keep the Israeli consulate in Philadelphia open — even though it's not clear whether it’s actually slated to close.
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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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215-832-0743

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