Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

A young married woman is looking for a new job in a new city, but she and her husband also want to start a family soon. Is it unfair to potential employers that she might likely be taking maternity leave soon after starting? With this is mind, how should she approach her job search?

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Miriam's Advice Well counts the ways the holiday resembles parenthood.

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Someone on your block keeps putting out their trash in front of your apartment — when it's not even trash day — and you are being blamed for the mess. Miriam's Advice Well offers some proactive solutions.

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You have a friend who's smart, but he consistently cheats at Quizzo by using his phone under the table. Your team doesn't usually win, but should you tell someone about the cheating?

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What to do when your sons want to get back into scouting but most of the troop activities conflict with Shabbat observance on Fridays and Saturdays? Miriam weighs the pros and cons of starting a new troop versus re-joining an existing one.

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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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