Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

Lisa Hostein

Executive Editor
In deciding to sever ties with big-name restaurateurs Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, the owner of Citron and Rose said it was time for his Main Line kosher restaurant to “take off the training wheels.”
Plans to bake challah for Shabbat became impossible for a family in lockdown in Watertown, Mass.
In honor of Israel's 65th birthday, we profile two Israelis you've never heard of but both are making waves in Israel.
Natan Sharansky says he will soon present Israel's prime minister with a plan aimed at resolving the thorny issue of allowing egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Less than a month after announcing an impasse, leaders from two Jewish day schools were back at the bargaining table, trying to resolve their outstanding differences.


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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