A nursing mother asks if its appropriate to bring her baby to board meetings, casual planning meetings, a fancy out of town wedding, a Bar Mitzvah and other events that she would otherwise have to miss to stay home.
You met someone online who's smart, good-looking, Jewish and has a great career. The catch? He lives too far away to meet in person without hopping on a plane. Would it be crazy to fly to a city where neither of you live for a first date?
Even though Christmas has come and gone, a reader is still bothered by the "farce" of non-Christians wishing others a Merry Christmas. How should she respond when a cab driver wearing a turban greets her this way next December?
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.