How do you correct school staff who have incorrectly listed your kid's hyphenated last name for the second time in a row, and what can you do to prevent future mistakes? An aggravated mom seeks advice.
A letter writer describes how two of her friends have been dating for a few months but the woman worries that the guy isn't that into her because he's hardly made a physical move. The aspiring matchmaker asks for advice on how to talk to them about this without embarrassing anyone.
I am extremely proud to be a part of making the Philadelphia Jewish community the best it can be.
I am a co-founder of Minyan Tikvah (a lay-led prayer group in Center City Philadelphia that meets once a month for traditional egalitarian Shabbat services), a founder of a former matchmaking service for Jewish graduate students, a children’s book reviewer, a former elementary school teacher, a pretty decent cook and a mom to two beautiful children.
I spent years as the director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Graduate Student Network before resigning to spend more time with my family. My husband, Marc, likes to say that I knew more people within a week of moving to Philadelphia than he knew after six years here.
I’m originally from the tiny town of Fredonia, NY, and sometimes I still stare at the skyscrapers and marvel at how many Jews I know.