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Dear Miriam | What’s the Etiquette for a Zoom Shiva?

I have to go to a Zoom shiva this week. I know these have been happening for nearly a year, but this will be my first one. What usually happens at these? Is there any etiquette I should know about?

Former Pa. Budget Secretary Michael Masch Dies

Michael Masch, financial and operations manager for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and several colleges and universities, died Feb. 7 in Washington, D.C. He was 70. Masch served...

Connie Smukler: A Real-life Hero for the Soviet Jews

When Israeli politician and human rights activist Natan Sharansky published “Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People,” a memoir chronicling his years of political imprisonment in Soviet Russia and life after his release, it quickly drew global acclaim.

Dear Miriam | Purim Opt-out a Possibility?

Dear Miriam, I don't think I can stomach the forced happiness of Purim this year, the groggers over Zoom, the pandemic-themed spiels. Can I opt out?

Super Sunday Features New Ways to Connect with the Community

Each year, the Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday brings together hundreds of community members to connect and raise critical dollars to support the community’s most pressing needs.

Dear Miriam | Password Problem Proves Perplexing

Dear Miriam, I recently needed to create a family account for an online service.  When I tried to create a login, I received a message...

February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Celebrate Disability Inclusion with These Local (Virtual) Events

A Bat Mitvah Marks a Beginning … and an End

“You have a bubbe who is very ill, and I want her to see all of  her five grandchildren become a bar or bat mitzvah. ... So how about Sunday?”

Dear Miriam | Pandemic Rant Proves Uncomfortable

Dear Miriam, I have done almost no socializing during the pandemic, so I'm not sure what kinds of interactions people are having, but this struck...
teacher working with student

Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month Is Going Virtual and Staying Strong

WHEN GABRIELLE KAPLAN-MAYER’S ELDEST SON, George, was diagnosed with autism at 3, she realized inclusivity is more than just a welcoming spirit. Now 15...