Thursday, October 27, 2016 Tishri 25, 5777

Miriam Steinberg-Egeth

Jewish Exponent Blogger

How do you get your mother-in-law to stop talking about your weight?


What are some ways to encourage four year olds to show gratitude in midst of lots of gift giving?


Miriam advises a reader who wants to know how long to leave her up Chanukah decorations now that the holiday has ended.


Miriam advises a Reform Jewish parent choosing between a progressive school 25 minutes away from home and an Orthodox school around the corner. 


A reader asks for help as her family figures out what their interfaith holiday season should look like. 



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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