A small South Philadelphia shul that was nearly demolished by the city was selected to be one of the sites of an upcoming festival that stages cutting-edge art and music installations at historic places. Shivtei Yeshuron-Ezras Israel, a three-story, storefront shul on South 4 th Street founded by immigrants in 1909, was selected as one of nine sites hosting the...
The Garden of the Righteous Gentiles in Wilmington, Del., built to commemorate non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust, will officially be rededicated in a ceremony on April 7.
The Tehrani Brothers love to tell stories. But the one they are proudest of telling is about Tehran’s Jewish community helping to care for 700 Polish Jewish orphans in the midst of the darkest chapter of Jewish history.
Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. 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.