Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Leaders of a group that formed to revitalize Jewish life along the Old York Road corridor insist they are still working toward that goal — and they are asking the area’s seven synagogues for more money.
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Local Jews who emigrated from the Soviet Union recall the senator's pivotal role in helping them come to the United States.
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Marjorie Margolies, the Jewish lawmaker who was voted out of Congress nearly 20 years ago, is officially running to get her old seat back.
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Five months into his second term, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is positioning himself as a key congressional player on a range of Middle East issues, including the two-year-old Syrian civil war.
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This year’s Jewish Law Day is being billed as “A Conversation on Laws, Ethics and Lessons of Life.” It will focus on the experiences of the guest speaker, Holocaust survivor Judge Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner.
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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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