Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

Lisa Hostein

Executive Editor
The announcement that Naomi Adler will become the first female CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia caught the attention of a few longtime community leaders who thought another woman had served in the top post. So will she be the first woman to lead the Federation? The answer: Yes and no. She will indeed be the first female...
Attorney-turned-nonprofit exec Naomi Adler will become the first woman to lead the community’s central fundraising body.
United Way executive Naomi Adler comes to the Philadelphia Federation with a passion for Judaism and fundraising.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz told Orthodox leaders on the Main Line that she is hoping to get "100 percent support from the Jewish community" in her bid to become Pennsylvania's next governor.
The renowned feminist icon reunited with a local rabbi she credits with inspiring her at a trying time.


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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