Liz Rogan and Beth Ladenheim are both suburban moms who live in Wynnewood and belong to Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El, but when it comes to politics -- especially the local variety -- they have little in common.
The Philadelphia Union's practice last week had been finished for more than 20 minutes, but rookie goalie Zac MacMath was still on the field, working to strengthen a shoulder that's been susceptible to injury.
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.