I guess we're moving away from life cycle events after all. But that just goes to show: Miriam's Advice Well is here for whatever's on your mind, personal, political or otherwise. Maybe I need to add some new categories... Either way, keep the questions coming!
From funerals to weddings, I'm glad my first week as an advice columnist is covering the range of life-cycle events. I'm expecting questions on naming ceremonies and Bar Mitzvahs any day now. Keep the questions coming, and if you like what you see, send your friends to the site, too.
Nothing like a little light-hearted shiva talk for my first officially submitted question from a reader! Thanks to everyone who's visited this site so far, and keep the questions coming, funeral and otherwise!
I am extremely proud to be both a member of the Philadelphia young adult Jewish community and a professional working to make the community the best it can be.
I work full time as the director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Graduate Student Network. 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.
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 and matchmaker for GradMatch.org, a children’s book reviewer, a former elementary school teacher, a pretty decent cook and a mom to two beautiful children.