Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

Deborah Hirsch

Director of Digital Media
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An Israeli flag marks the oceanside home where an estimated 200 vacationers this summer bonded over communal Shabbats, frisbee on the beach and cultural programming organized by a team of volunteers and local young professional groups.
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Fans whirred and radios blared as workers hauled interior doors and painted win­dow trim in a former Bala Cynwyd church-turned-synagogue that will re-open after Labor Day as an Orthodox day school for girls. Cheryl Epstein, assistant principal of the newly named I.S. Kos­loff Torah Academy High School for Girls, surveyed the construction zone before her. At first, Epstein said, she...
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Jews are no strangers at baseball games, especially around here. But the fifth annual Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies on Aug. 7 gave members of the tribe an extra excuse to flaunt their pride. Before the game, martial artists, musicians and Israeli folk dancers invited passersby to join them just outside Citizens Bank Park in South Philly. Inside the...
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A public prosecutor in Italy is investigating the sale of wine featuring pictures of Adolf Hit­ler after Wynnewood travelers Matthew and Cindy Hirsch complained to a regional newspaper about the bottles being offensive. Italy made apologizing for fascism a crime in 1952. "At this point, though, it would be opportune to invent the crime of human stupidity," Verona prosecutor Mario...
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An area couple who has touched hundreds of children's lives will set one last example as they leave for their new home in Jerusalem next week. Rabbi Todd Zeff, longtime director of Camp Ramah in the Poconos, his wife, Aliza, a 13-year-veteran teacher at the Perelman Jewish Day School, and their three young children are taking a leap of faith...
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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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