Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

A mom uncomfortable with the Christmas-like traditions at her husband's Russian Jewish family New Year celebration wonders if she can stop bringing her kids to their annual get-together. 

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A mom asks if it would be inappropriate to send her young kids to a birthday party with a babysitter on Yom Kippur while she and her husband spend the day in synagogue.

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A letter writer who is hosting a large break-the-fast wonders if she should say something to the one cousin who hasn't offered to bring anything to the meal or just let it go in the spirit of repentance.

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How can Jewish communities do more to provide support when those who are in need don't know they can ask, don't know how to ask or feel ashamed to ask?

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A mother who wants her infant to hear the shofar during services worries what to do if the baby screams — should she leave even though she has an obligation to hear the shofar so as not to disrupt anyone else's experience?

 
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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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