Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Tishri 30, 5776

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Dear Miriam, How do I let people know that I am willing to be set up on dates without looking desperate? Signed, Happy to date.


Miriam answers two related questions about when, how — and whether or not to purchase baby gifts in advance.


Miriam helps out a reader who finds herself sukkah-less in Sukkot.


A reflection on the juxtaposition of two religious happenings happening on the same weekend.


Miriam offers up some clear-eyed advice on how to celebrate both your children and your faith on Yom Kippur.



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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