Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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A local writer finds comparisons between the latest Batman films and the current Gaza conflict.
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In the Shavuot "season of conversion," longtime area rabbis reflect on how communal attitudes regarding converts has shifted dramatically over the past few decades.
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In a newly published memoir, the Elkins Park native and two fellow American hikers held in Iranian custody for more than a year share their experiences in captivity.
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The Narberth-based Philadelphia Independence Network, known as PIN, provides a supportive community for young adults with special needs to live independently and develop career skills.
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The author of The New Reform Judaism discusses the largest denomination’s struggle with fundamental questions of faith and practice as a scholar-in-residence at an Abington synagogue.
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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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215-832-0743

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