Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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The rabbi who recorded the comments that led to the late Helen Thomas’s downfall recalls that he sought advice from Philadelphia’s Rabbi Abraham Shemtov about how to deal with the media firestorm.
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Learn the details of who is getting how much from the $25 million in new allocations from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
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The country’s lone Jewish governor, Jack Markel, visited the Jewish state recently to promote Delaware as an alternative U.S. location for Israeli companies and push for more cooperation between Delaware-based corporations and Israeli firms.
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The community's central fundraising body has approved the allocation of $25 million to programs near and far.
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A Jewish attorney, legal scholar and plaintiff are all involved in the effort to overturn Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage.
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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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