The president of the largest Hispanic faith-based nonprofit in the country is on a mission to bolster ties between Israel and 15 million Latino evangelicals — and he's even got the Israeli prime minister on board.
In a meeting with regional Hillel leaders, five students agreed to continue the dialogue but didn't back down from their goal of having an "open Hillel" in which anti-Zionists and BDS supporters could be invited to speak.
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.