Saturday, October 10, 2015 Tishri 27, 5776

Lisa Hostein

Less than a month after announcing an impasse, leaders from two Jewish day schools were back at the bargaining table, trying to resolve their outstanding differences.
The closing of the only kosher butcher shop on the Main Line underscored the declining number of non-Orthodox Jews who keep kosher and exposed a rift over kashrut supervision. Find out the story behind the story.
In a last-ditch effort to reconcile their differences over how to merge, two Jewish middle schools agree to a new round of mediation.
Despite a failed attempt to merge two Jewish middle schools over the past few months, a flurry of activity in the past week suggests that the effort may not be over yet.
The board of the Perelman Jewish Day School approved a controversial plan to relocate its middle school from Melrose Park to Wynnewood.
The Perelman Jewish Day School board approved a plan to relocate its middle school from Melrose Park to Wynnewood.


Lisa Hostein was the executive editor of the Jewish Exponent from January 2009 until June 2015. 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 won numerous Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Jewish awards.

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