Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Why do couples with kids seem to purposefully relegate themselves to being hermits rather than trading off who stays home so that at least one of them can still spend time with their non-parent friends?  

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Kids at this writer's synagogue not only take food from the kiddush table during services, but also stick their hands in everything so that no one else wants to eat the food later. Can members do or say anything to their parents to stop this? 

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A job candidate asks if there's anything he can do to follow up with a company that brushed him off after his last-minute request to reschedule a phone interview.

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A reader asks our advice columnist what she thinks about PJ Library's decision to make The Purim Superhero an "opt-in" book as opposed to sending it to all subscribers because it features a family with two dads. 

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A mother asks how she can help her daughter, a recent college graduate about to relocate here for a new job, find a roommate and a building where other young adults live.

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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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