Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

Deborah Hirsch

Director of Digital Media
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Main Line moms Shelley Marine and Karen Cooke, longtime friends and fellow Hadassah fundraisers, made a habit of helping friends whenever death claimed a loved one -- a task that unfortunately became more common as they grew older. It wasn't until Marine lost her first parent eight years ago that she realized just how painful planning a shiva could be...
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Four local institutions have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to be used for facility upgrades designed to deter and detect potential terrorist attacks. Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in Malvern, Chabad Lubavitch of the Main Line in Merion Station, Congregation Mikveh Israel in Old City and the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia were...
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The Narberth-based Kohelet Foundation is teaming up with the national AVI CHAI Foundation to provide up to $3 million in matching funds in an effort to expand the base of donors supporting Jewish day schools throughout North America. This is the first time the local foundation has helped seed the MATCH program, which the Jewish Funders Network and Partnership for...
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More than 13,000 miles. Twenty countries. One tandem bike. This is how Wynnewood couple Len and Susan Lodish have spent their vacations over the last 16 years. They're about to do it again, for the sake of another impressive number: $100,000. That's how much they expect their bike tour will raise for the ALS Association's Greater Philadelphia Chapter. To date,...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Foundation for Jewish Camp are surveying local families to find out what attracts or deters them from Jewish camp. The survey was emailed to about 3,000 area families who participate in PJ Library, a national initiative that mails free books with Jewish themes to young children. Brian Mono, director of the Federation's...
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Profile

Deborah has been working at the Exponent since fall 2010, starting out as a staff writer before working on the development of the Exponent's new website and becoming the director of digital media.

Prior to the Exponent, Deborah worked at daily newspapers including the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina and the Courier-Post in South Jersey. She took a six-month break in the middle of those jobs to move to Mexico for a Rotary International Cultural Ambassador fellowship.

She earned her bachelors and masters degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. 

Outside of journalism, Deborah keeps more than busy as a dance and fitness instructor. Philadelphia Magazine recently honored her as one of 16 local "Health Heroes" and ranked her business, Philly Dance Fitness, in its "Best of Philly" awards. 

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