Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Kislev 19, 5776

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

A bride wonders if she should invite kids to her wedding. 


A reader wonders what to do after a non-Jewish friend used the word "Jew" as a derogatory term and then dismissed concerns that doing so was inappropriate.


What do you do when a family member points out that you've gained weight and suggests you lose some before your wedding?


How can you liven up the rest of Passover now that the seders are over but the matzah supply seems never-ending?


What do you do when your mom wants to be "friends" on Facebook? 



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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