Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

Deborah Hirsch

Director of Digital Media
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A group of "Spice Girls" from Netivot, Israel, spent a week in Philadelphia demonstrating the cooking venture that brought them together as friends, catering partners and co-contributors to a cross-cultural cookbook.
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About 60 people gathered in a former Elkins Park train station Sunday for a free children's concert and kosher bagel brunch intended to showcase the area as a great place for Jewish community.
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A guidance counselor who wrote about budget cuts wreaking havoc on city schools in the Exponent took her message to the stage.
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Rina Goldberg dreamed of walking down the red carpet next to the big name actors who would star in the movie she wrote. The Magic Bracelet made it to Hollywood two and a half years after the Cheltenham teen died from a debilitating disease.
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Colleges Getting 
In On the Act
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Thanks to the explosive growth of massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs, you can study all sorts of subjects from the comfort of your home.
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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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