Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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The Jewish Theological Seminary announced Monday their selection of Stanford University professor Arnold M. Eisen to be the flagship Conservative institution's next chancellor. The American Jewish history expert, who serves as the religious studies chair at Stanford, follows longtime chancellor Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, who will step down on June 30. Eisen, in his mid-50s, grew up in the Logan section...
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Michael Magana is well over six feet tall, but due to the tightly packed crowd and large banners obstructing his view, the Drexel University student could barely see the musicians and singers who had crammed onto the small stage. Yet he was clearly enjoying the sound of traditional mariachi music, with its signature guitar strains, as the notes echoed throughout...
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Hadassah Lieberman has never been able to forget her mother's nighttime screams. She recalled sensing - well before her parents ever talked to her about their experiences - that they had undergone some terrifying ordeals. Lieberman, 58 - wife of Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the onetime 2000 vice presidential and 2004 presidential candidate - said that as she grew...
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With the 2006 mid-term election season revving up, and the 2008 presidential contest seemingly just around the corner, a pair of former White House staffers - one who worked for President Bill Clinton, the other for President George W. Bush - spoke to a group of University of Pennsylvania students last week about the rewards, and pitfalls, of serving one's...
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A pair of 17-year-olds, one from Media, the other from Chestnut Hill, were among 50 winners nationwide of a Holocaust essay contest sponsored by talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The competition, which drew approximately 50,000 entrants, asked students to reflect on Elie Wiesel's seminal Holocaust memoir Night . Strath Haven High School junior Phillip deGrouchy, who was raised in the...
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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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