A 27-year-old man from a very traditional Jewish family got serious with a Catholic girl in college. His parents were never supportive; hers always were — and not only supportive but welcoming. The girlfriend insisted that she would raise the children Jewish, but the young man still had doubts. He recently broke off the relationship but wants to know where to go from here, especially since he still has feelings for the woman.
What do you do when a number of colleagues ask you to support their children's fundraising efforts, especially when lots of them are for Catholic schools? If you don't contribute to each one, will they resent you?
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.