With this month marking the 40th anniversary of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's death and the annual commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, attention is being refocused on the friendship between the two theological heavyweights.
From purchasing pricey Spinning bikes to hiring certified fitness instructors, a handful of area day schools are taking extra steps to make sure their rigorous dual curriculum includes time to nurture healthy lifestyles.
Outside of his home state, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell doesn't get much media attention. But as the 52-year-old — currently the only Jewish governor in the country — readies to be sworn in for a second term, he says he doesn't mind operating relatively under the radar.
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.