Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger
Dear Miriam, I was invited and agreed to speak at a major conference in my field, but I was caught off guard and didn't know what to say when the organizers asked if I required a speaker's fee. 
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Miriam is asked if a reader who had a good relationship with a former boss who was "kindly let go," could continue being friends with him?

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Miriam breaks down when, how and if you should get involved with a family's baby shower drama.

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Miriam looks at the best way to handle a needy, scapegoating friend.

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A professor wonders if he should use first names or "Dr." when writing to another professor he's never met. 

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Profile

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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