Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has named Ira M. Schwartz, currently provost at Temple University, as its next president and CEO. On July 1, the 61-year-old will succeed current president Harold S. Goldman, 64, who has served as Federation's professional leader since 2000. "It's pretty big shoes to fill," replied Schwartz, of Newtown Square. "I think Harold has built...
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The potential of a nuclear-armed Iran, whose president has called repeatedly for Israel to be wiped off the map, represents the single gravest threat to international stability and American security, according to John R. Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "Time is not on our side in this matter," he stressed during a speech last week at the Park-Hyatt...
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Over the course of the past year, anti-Semitic incidents in eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware increased by 26 percent, according to a report released this month by the Anti-Defamation League. The regional increase - from a total of 69 reported anti-Semitic incidents in 2004 to 87 in 2005 - contrasted with national figures, which saw a decline from the nine-year high...
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Ever since his days as a student at Akiba Hebrew Academy, Adam Cohen has pondered the big questions, the ones that touch on various matters of faith and religion, as well ones that veer into the realm of psychology. So it may be no surprise that this Northeast Philadelphia native - a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel,...
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Invoking the Holocaust-related phrase "Never Again," Jewish groups across the region and throughout the country will head to Washington on April 30 to call attention to the ongoing genocide in Sudan. "The entire world has a mandate to stop genocide," proclaimed Ruth W. Messinger, president and executive director of American Jewish World Service, which, along with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...
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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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