Monday, July 6, 2015 Tammuz 19, 5775

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

A small business owner asks how to best acknowledge the "known" local celebrities who come into his store.

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A mom hoping to transition to a new job wonders if it's too risky to network through a parents' listserv that her current supervisor might also be on.

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A bride wonders if she should invite kids to her wedding. 

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A reader wonders what to do after a non-Jewish friend used the word "Jew" as a derogatory term and then dismissed concerns that doing so was inappropriate.

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

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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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