Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Staff Writer
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A strong local contingent traveled to Baltimore to examine out-of-the-box ways to reinvigorate their synagogues, serve interfaith families and reverse staggering declines revealed in a recent study of American Jewry.
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After serving in Congress for nearly 20 years, Philadelphian Chaka Fattah traveled to Israel this week and spoke at a brain research conference.
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A group of individuals, along with Chabad Rabbi Menachem Schmidt, has selected a site to build a mikvah in Center City, commissioned architectural plans and already raised $180,000.
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The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College has named former student Deborah Waxman, an American Judaism scholar, as its next president.
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After serving in Congress for nearly 20 years, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia will soon set off for his first visit to Israel.
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Profile

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.

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