Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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Two days before Thanksgiving, Northeast Philadelphia residents Arthur and Kate Hill got an early start with a lunch of turkey, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. They sat at a table full of friends, some they consider as close as family. "It's wonderful, at our age, to have a place where you know you are going to feel welcome," said Arthur...
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Z Street — a pro-Israel organization based in Lower Merion -- is stepping up its allegations that the Internal Revenue Service discriminates against groups that focus on Israel activism.
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Or not so small: Getting some assistance to pay for heat or medicine is crucial for seniors
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Marilyn Kaplan had shed weight precipitously in the months following her cancer diagnosis and needed to take in more calories in order to have the strength to withstand months of chemotherapy. The problem: Pricey nutritional supplements that help with weight gain typically aren't covered by insurance. "They're very expensive, and I couldn't afford it," said the 76-year-old resident of Northeast...
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For months, the board of the National Museum of American Jewish History debated just what to do about Shabbat. Should the new building be closed for the day, kept fully open or could there be room for some kind of compromise? They might have saved some time by listening to kids at the Robert Saligman Middle School, part of the...
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Magazine publisher and one-time presidential candidate Steve Forbes is cautiously optimistic about the state of the economy and the future of charitable giving. "The economy is growing. There is going to be no double-dip recession, but there are very severe obstacles in the face of the economy, which is why it's been a very slow recovery," said Forbes, chairman and...
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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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