You're going to a bachelor party and you typically eat and drink a lot less than the other guys. You'll pay your share for the guest of honor, but don't want to subsidize the others. Is there a polite way to say something in advance to avoid any awkwardness when the check arrives?
It's a good idea to encourage your grandmother to get a computer, right? But now she's begun sending you ridiculous email forwards, wants to be friends on Facebook and calls to ask if you've heard of websites (most recently, J-Date). How do you set online boundaries for her?
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.