Jews aren't supposed to proselytize, but if you know that a Catholic friend has a Jewish relative in his past, can you encourage him to explore his Jewish roots? At your parents' seder table? Miriam's Advice Well draws up a chair and dispenses some advice.
A woman in her mid-twenties just started a new job where most of the people around her are 10-20 years older than she is. On an almost daily basis, she's asked about her age. She wants to know from Miriam's Advice Well how she should respond.
She's a woman in her 20s with a male friend who wants her to help him plan a grand, romantic gesture to convince his crush to date him and not go back to her cheating boyfriend. What should this woman do? Miriam's Advice Well weighs in.
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.