Saturday, February 6, 2016 Shevat 27, 5776

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Miriam offers up some clear-eyed advice on how to celebrate both your children and your faith on Yom Kippur.

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Miriam goes over the ins and outs of dealing with a preschooler when her school is open during Yom Kippur.

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Miriam tears into the meaty subject of how to satisfy everyone for thr Rosh Hashanah meal when you need to serve vegan foods.

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Miriam offers up a number of ideas on how a mother can get her toddler — and the rest of her family — started on a Jewish life.

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Dear Miriam,  we really want to go on a nice trip, but we don't want to take our kids. Should we take the kids along and not have the vacation we really want?

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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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