Just because families join synagogues and send their kids to Jewish day camps doesn’t mean they will send them to overnight camps, according to a newly released study of local families with young children. And with a pricetag of thousands of dollars per summer, these camps must also have top-notch facilities and programs because the promise of developing Jewish identity...
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.
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.