Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Once upon a time a three-story home in Philadelphia's Navy Yard -- with views of the Delaware River and a few decommissioned naval vessels -- was home to officers in the United States Marine Corps. Now, that same house, with its spacious rooms of hardwood floors, sits largely empty -- save for one room filled with computers, a couple of...
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Following the notion that a non-profit institution needs to be run with a business sensibility, the board of Gratz College has tapped a longtime Jewish communal fundraiser to be its next president. Joy Goldstein on June 21 was officially named the 116-year-old institution's first female president and the 10th in its history. The selection of Goldstein, who had been serving...
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Jamie Levy happens to be the only Jewish player on Shippensburg University's field hockey squad. But next week she'll be surrounded by lots of Jews when the midfielder from Bala Cynwyd is set to compete for the United States at the European Maccabi Games in Vienna, Austria. The 20-year-old from the central Pennsylvania college said that she's looking forward to...
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Valerie Khmelnitsky has lived in the United States for 20 years, but her social circle is still comprised almost entirely of other Jews born in the former Soviet Union.
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The West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd is set to officially, and belatedly, open its Jewish section later this month, making it the newest Jewish burial space in the area. But it remains to be seen whether a newcomer -- a private company running a historic cemetery with Quaker roots -- can make inroads in a Jewish community that...
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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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