Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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The Narberth-based Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation, which for the past 14 years has used the lessons of the Holocaust to promote tolerance and community service among students, is closing its doors this month. The foundation has partnered with Time Inc.'s student program and the Southern Poverty Law Center and has distributed some 150,000 teaching kits over the years, reaching...
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Two recent graduates from Cherry Hill High School East -- both national youth group leaders --are featured in a video going viral that urges Jewish youth across North America and Israel to stand up against bullying. The video, which can be viewed at cjtonline.org , was the work of the Coalition of Jewish Teens, an umbrella group formed earlier this...
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With the legislative clock ticking, Jewish groups are closely monitoring a flurry of recent activity in Harrisburg related to school choice. Proponents have been waiting for a House version of a school choice bill and now it looks as though there will be two to choose from: One introduced by Republicans and the other by Democrats, though they don't appear...
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As Israeli tennis standout Nadine Fahoum struck a forehand, the pounded fuzz of a ball left the racquet strings on a perfect trajectory, accelerating and ascending well above the net, revolving dozens of times per second before descending and crashing deep in the court -- a puff of clay rising in its wake. Most people who pick up a racquet...
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Congregation Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El, a Conservative shul in Cheltenham for more than 50 years, is set to move to its new home at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. On the afternoon of June 20, congregants are planning to transport 11 Torahs from the old sanctuary to the new. Due to the number of elderly members, they hope...
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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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