Saturday, October 22, 2016 Tishri 20, 5777

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Should a teacher get a new haircut right before applying for jobs?


Miriam advises a parent who wants to know how to talk to her son about the latest news in the presidential election.


Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Miriam follows up with readers who have asked her for advice over the years.


Miriam answers a reader's question about how, or whether, to avoid unwanted hugs. 


Miriam offeres perspectives on how to teach toddlers to respond to different kinds of attention from strangers.



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.

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