Monday, April 20, 2015 Iyyar 1, 5775

Lisa Hostein

Executive Editor
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Seven months into her post, Naomi Adler candidly discusses the issues facing Philadelphia Jewry's central fundraising body, what she has learned so far, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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Leaders of three synagogues along the Old York Road corridor hope their plans for a groundbreaking Hebrew school merger will create a stronger program and provide students with a larger Jewish social network.
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From college students to veteran attendees, Philadelphia boasted one of the largest delegations at this year's gathering for federation leaders from across North America.
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This past Jewish year was a banner one for women attaining top Jewish communal positions in Philadelphia, but much more needs to be done to achieve full equality.
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Longtime Israeli journalist Ari Shavit was on a quest to answer three questions: “Why Israel? What Israel? Will Israel?”
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Profile

Lisa Hostein has been the executive editor of the Jewish Exponent since January 2009. She also began her career at the Exponent in the mid-1980s. In between, she served nearly 15 years as the editor of JTA, the international Jewish news agency based in New York.

She has traveled extensively around the world, exploring and writing about Jewish communities in places such as Turkey, Tunisia, Russia, India, the former Yugoslavia and Argentina.

A graduate of Swarthmore College, Lisa has received numerous journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association and the American Jewish Press Association, which also named her as a recipient of the Award for Distinguished Service to Jewish Journalism.

Under her leadership, the Jewish Exponent has been named the best non-daily newspaper in the State of Pennsylvania and in the City of Philadelphia.

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