Saturday, December 10, 2016 Kislev 10, 5777

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

A reflection on the juxtaposition of two religious happenings happening on the same weekend.


Miriam offers up some clear-eyed advice on how to celebrate both your children and your faith on Yom Kippur.


Miriam goes over the ins and outs of dealing with a preschooler when her school is open during Yom Kippur.


Miriam tears into the meaty subject of how to satisfy everyone for thr Rosh Hashanah meal when you need to serve vegan foods.


Miriam offers up a number of ideas on how a mother can get her toddler — and the rest of her family — started on a Jewish life.



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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