Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

Lisa Hostein

Executive Editor
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Leonard Barrack has been re-elected to a fourth term as president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The Federation's Board of Trustees signed off on his nomination during a July 29 meeting, at which they also approved $16.3 million in unrestricted allocations for local and international projects for 2010-11. The other officers elected included Bennett L. Aaron, vice president,...
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Israel's ambassador to the United States has a lot on his plate these days, but one issue preoccupies him more than most: the Palestinian quest to gain statehood recognition at the United Nations. With just a month before a possible mid-September showdown, Ambassador Michael Oren said he is working on the issue daily, using diplomacy to try to head off...
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Washington A distinctly Jewish flavor wafted through the White House on Tuesday as several hundred guests gathered for the second annual Jewish American Heritage Month reception. Despite the timing of Tuesday's event, just a few days before the president's major speech on the Middle East, his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his address to the American Israel...
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Seventeen years after the creation of his Shoah Foundation, Steven Spielberg says he never thought his project to record the stories of survivors would have such a profound impact. "I never even imagined I would get Holocaust survivors to share their experiences that they wouldn't even share with their children and grandchildren," the renowned director told the Exponent in a...
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Ambassador Meron Reuben was having a harder time than usual as Israel's top diplomat at the United Nations. It wasn't just because of the latest Palestinian-led effort to pass a resolution in the Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements. It was also because of an Israeli labor dispute that was preventing Foreign Ministry officials from doing their jobs. The dispute,...
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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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