Thursday, July 2, 2015 Tammuz 15, 5775

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

A job candidate wonders if acknowledging that she checked out her interviewer's LinkedIn profile and asking about her professional path would seem weird or reflect good research on her part.

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A reader in his first year in his own apartment at Passover asks for help figuring out what cookware, utensils and food to buy for his kitchen.

 
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Where should you look when talking to someone with a lazy eye?

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A reader who admits to being "completely disorganized" when it comes to his clothing asks how he can be less of a mess.

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A parent with a young child seeks tips for dealing with long family seders, especially when the hosts aren't open to changing how they do things. 

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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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