Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Should Jewish children partake in Halloween? Isn't it a Christian or pagan holiday?

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Baby No. 2 is on the way and you want to prepare the big sister for this eventful occurrence. Miriam Steinberg-Egeth provides lots of firsthand advice as she and her husband are themselves in the thick of caring for two young childen.

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 What's up with the Jewish holidays this year? Chanukah on Thanksgiving? And how do you explain the wacky Jewish calendar to non-Jewish friends?

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Should Jews be alarmed about the findings of the new Pew study of American Jews? Advice columnist Miriam Steinberg-Egeth gives her take as a communal professional. 

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Is there a particular etiquette when it comes to navigating strollers through city sidewalks? Our advice columnist considers possible responses.

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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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