Friday, April 29, 2016 Nisan 21, 5776

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Miriam offers up a number of ideas on how a mother can get her toddler — and the rest of her family — started on a Jewish life.


Dear Miriam,  we really want to go on a nice trip, but we don't want to take our kids. Should we take the kids along and not have the vacation we really want?


Dear Miriam, when is the right age to travel with kids to Disney World so that the kids would actually appreciate it?


A reader explains to Miriam that while she is a proud Jew by choice, she doesn't always wish to explain her choice or her journey to Judaism, particularly in a professional setting.


Dear Miriam, I would like to go to a mikvah before my wedding. It will be my first time.  Can you recommend a nice one?



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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