Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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The new director of Temple University's Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History hopes to use the organization's resources to raise the level of scholarship and discourse on the subject. It's an initiative Michael Alexander - who was appointed earlier this year, several months after the death of Murray Friedman, the center's first director - predicts will get...
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At a local National Day of Prayer event, where religious tolerance and cooperation were the themes of the day, philanthropist Irvin J. Borowsky announced the creation of a $1 million fund to aid and reward the work of religious leaders who teach pluralism. "We want to recognize those who are dedicated to making a difference by teaching acceptance of the...
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The compelling voices of the Israeli Choir - somber, yet somehow, also projecting a childlike innocence and even hope - reverberated throughout Beth Sholom Congregation's sanctuary. At their most basic level, the Hebrew words conveyed a powerful connection to the State of Israel, as well as the losses the young country has had to bear throughout its 58-year history. More...
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Administrators at Pennsylvania State University have apologized for canceling a student art exhibit that explores hatred and anti-Semitism in Palestinian society, though neither the artist nor the director of the campus's Hillel chapter believe the school has gone far enough to make amends. Joshua Stulman, the 23-year-old artist, also claimed that, before the exhibit was called off, his painting adviser...
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Rally addresses Darfur, and modern genocide
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Carrying posters that read "Not on our watch" and " Lo l'olam od " - or "Never again," in Hebrew - American Jews from across the denominational and political spectrum demonstrated in the nation's capital on Sunday, joining a coalition of religious and ethnic groups that called for an end to the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan...
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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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