Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Tishri 24, 5777

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

What do you do when a family member points out that you've gained weight and suggests you lose some before your wedding?


How can you liven up the rest of Passover now that the seders are over but the matzah supply seems never-ending?


What do you do when your mom wants to be "friends" on Facebook? 


How can you give children a positive seder experience when faced with inflexible hosts? Miriam follows up on a previous post with additional suggestions from readers, friends and jkidphilly.


A reader who found a smelly old box of mementos asks whether it's worth trying to clean and preserve the contents or if she should just let go of these old memories that she never really revisited anyway.



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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