Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

A co-worker has asked for help finding a date. You're a married man around her age, both of you are Jewish, but you really don't like her and don't want to get involved. How do you say no gently?

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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?

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A new parent wants to know how to avoid spoiling her baby. Advice blogger Miriam Steinberg-Egeth offers her opinion.

 

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A Jewish professional was recently approached by a young woman who's become interested in learning more about Judaism after discovering that she has Jewish ancestry. The problem? She can't give up Jesus because her mom is worried that then they won't be together in heaven. What should the professional say or do?

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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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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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