Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

Lisa Hostein

Executive Editor
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Welcome to the new online home for jewishexponent.com, the place to discover "What it Means to be Jewish in Philadelphia."
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The Editor's Desk The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania has come and gone, but there are several important takeaways for us as a community to consider: 1. Campus activism is alive and well. It's a shame that it sometimes takes adversity to energize the masses, but pro-Israel students on the Penn campus stepped up to...
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Leonard Barrack has been re-elected to a fourth term as president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The Federation's Board of Trustees signed off on his nomination during a July 29 meeting, at which they also approved $16.3 million in unrestricted allocations for local and international projects for 2010-11. The other officers elected included Bennett L. Aaron, vice president,...
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Israel's ambassador to the United States has a lot on his plate these days, but one issue preoccupies him more than most: the Palestinian quest to gain statehood recognition at the United Nations. With just a month before a possible mid-September showdown, Ambassador Michael Oren said he is working on the issue daily, using diplomacy to try to head off...
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Washington A distinctly Jewish flavor wafted through the White House on Tuesday as several hundred guests gathered for the second annual Jewish American Heritage Month reception. Despite the timing of Tuesday's event, just a few days before the president's major speech on the Middle East, his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his address to the American Israel...
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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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