Saturday, November 22, 2014 Heshvan 29, 5775

Deborah Hirsch

Director of Digital Media
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Other than sleepovers, 8-year-old Peri Albert has never really been away from home. For that reason, the Cheltenham third-grader admits, she's a little nervous about heading off to a mini-session at Camp Galil this summer, but it's also "kind of exciting." "People told me what it was going to be about," she said, "and I just wanted to try it...
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Other than sleepovers, 8-year-old Peri Albert has never really been away from home. For that reason, the Cheltenham third-grader admits, she's a little nervous about heading off to a mini-session at Camp Galil this summer, but it's also "kind of exciting." "People told me what it was going to be about," she said, "and I just wanted to try it...
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Jay Leberman, longtime head of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, is leaving his post at the end of the next school year to become an associate director of KIVUNIM, a Jerusalem-based experiential learning program for teens and teachers. After years of infusing children with Zionism, Leberman said, it was time to heed his own message -- especially...
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As spring weather brightened the hallways at Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station this semester, students raced newly created robots, tinkered on a grand piano and practiced for spoken word competitions. Last month, several dozen adults gathered in the school's beit midrash for a free evening seminar on medical ethics presented by a world-renowned Orthodox rabbi. Meanwhile, a 14-year-old...
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There were no marshmallows to roast, no mosquitoes to ward off and no heat emanating from the "fire." Still, a small group of young professionals suspended reality for a moment as they gathered around a miniature "campfire" on the second floor of the National Museum of American Jewish History to share memories of summers past. As children across the region...
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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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