Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Can someone who really wants to eat beans and rice become Sephardic for the duration of Passover? Miriam's Advice Well provides some perspective.

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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.

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You live alone and love it but know it's a drain on your bank account. Why can't you share your space with a friend and save a few bucks? Miriam's Advice Well analyzes the matter.

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Where can a senior woman go to meet some interesting senior men? Miriam's Advice Well has a number of suggestions.

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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.

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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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