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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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Celebrate Disability Inclusion with These Local (Virtual) Events

A Bat Mitvah Marks a Beginning … and an End

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“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

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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

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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...