Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

Lisa Hostein

Executive Editor
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The Israeli president is headed to the United States for his last official visit.
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A daughter finds comfort in the loss of her father through the longstanding Jewish tradition of reciting Kaddish.
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After 18 years at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Stroker is moving on.
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Speaking at a private home, the Pennsylvania governor vowed to continue the state program of tuition tax credits for private and public schoolchildren if he wins re-election to a second term in November.
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A pro-Israel program slated to feature a "provocative" documentary about J Street is sparking both excitement and dismay in the Jewish community.
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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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