Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

Deborah Hirsch

Director of Digital Media
Religious school students, parents, board members and other congregants from Rodeph Shalom gathered outside the historic synagogue on the northern edge of Center City Sunday to mark the groundbreaking of a $16 million renovation and expansion project.
The timing couldn’t have been sweeter: Jody Peskin always wanted to own some kind of small business related to her passion for chocolate. She just figured that would happen much later in life. But here she is at age 31, presiding over her own addition to the Main Line kosher community, just down the street from the new upscale Citron...
Desiring a Donut?
If you've got a taste for piping hot, high-calorie donuts and chicken (and who doesn't once in a while?), a pair of Jewish restaurateurs have you covered at the rapidly expanding Federal Donuts . Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, along with coffee connoisseurs Thomas Henneman and Bob Logue and...
Over the next two years, Reform Congregation Rodeph Shalom, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Gershman Y and Temple University's Feinstein Center for American Jewish History will host a variety of programs focused on food, ethics, sustainability and "eating Jewish."
As the harvest festival of Sukkot nears, the Exponent caught up with three local Jewish farmers to find out what drew them to the land and their now rather non-traditional careers.


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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