Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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.
Sleuth & Consequences
A Philadelphia private investigator becomes one of the region's top genealogical detectives
Just after returning from four-day mission in Israel, Mayor Nutter sat down with the Exponent to discuss his many experiences and his efforts to keep Philly's Israel Consulate office open.
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.
Jewish-themed CLEs have become something of a cottage industry for attorneys, with the growing phenomenon appearing to be a win-win-win for all involved.


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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