With Tisha B’Av just around the corner, you're having your yearly dilemma about whether or not to fast. You hate fasting, especially in the summer, and you're not convinced that your religious beliefs include mourning the destruction of the Temple. What should you do?
How do parents make connections with other parents? How do you turn conversations about sleep-training and poop into actual friendships? When do you make the move to stop talking about your kids and start talking about yourselves?
You have a friend who has a kindergarten-aged daughter who's been known to tell white lies. To try to get his daughter to stop, my friend told her he has an iPhone app that detects lying. Isn't lying to teach a kid about truth setting a bad example?
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.