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.
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.
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.