Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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For M. Moshe Porat, dean of Temple University's Fox School of Business, an education can be compared to a share of stock; and so his job is to help increase the profits that students reap from their substantial investment of time and money. In the nine years that he's headed the 5,500-student institution, which offers everything from bachelor's degrees to...
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Sophie Buckingham, 7, has always wanted to be somewhere "inside the solar system" so she could know what it's like to behold the infinity of space - and see stars rushing past her. While Sophie's address in the Philadelphia suburbs technically resides in the solar system, the abundance of artificial light, even out beyond the city's limits, has normally prevented...
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When Congregation Beth El moved north from Levittown to Yardley eight years ago - and then erected a new sanctuary and Hebrew school - it knew that it was just the first step in the process of building a communal home. After nearly a decade at their 15-acre site, the Conservative synagogue is ready to start construction on phase two...
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Throughout his naval career, Uriah P. Levy faced six court-marshals for verbal and physical flare-ups with fellow officers resulting from anti-Semitic insults. At one point, he was even stripped of his Naval commission. But now the name of Levy - who was born in Philadelphia in 1792, and became the first Jew to achieve the rank of commodore - has...
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Several months ago, 90-year-old David Cohen - who had served in the Philadelphia City Council for a total of 38 years - confided to his eldest son that he might just be ready to hang up his political hat, sort of. "He said that he might not seek re-election in 2007. When I asked what he wanted to do, he...
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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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