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Registration is open for a Jewish speed-dating experience sponsored by Our Jewish Generation, Project Jewish Love and Schmooze, to be held Wednesday, March 15, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Check-in begins at 6:45 p.m., speed-dating starts at 7 p.m. The event is designed to bring Jewish singles together in a safe, informal and casual community setting in order to quickly learn more about many singles on one night. Each “date” will be four minutes long and there will be music and a cash bar.
Project Jewish Love launched an online personal profile directory on Aug. 1. During the month of August, new users can sign up for six free months by using the promo code MEET UPPJL81830. After that, the cost will be $18 to sign up for additional months.
Dear Greater Phoenix Bubbes, After years of sushi lunches and Hava Java coffees kvetching to my friends Jeff Fields and Rodney Glassman (both U of A ’00), about the revolving door of shiksas that have filled my social calendar since our Tucson days, they have thoughtfully arranged for me to share 600 words (and two photos) with you, loyal Greater Phoenix Jewish News readers who have friends, neighbors and granddaughters who are ready to find, we would say, their “beshert.” While I haven’t spent 40 years wandering the desert, one could argue that wandering 20 is plenty.
NEW YORK — “There’s no such thing as a bad date — there’s just a funny story,” says Jessica Schechter, a 28-year-old modern Orthodox woman who teaches acting in New York City and lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Project Jewish Love – a new program for single Jews ages 40 years and older – will host its first event on May 15.
As a casting director and talent agency owner, Karen Stein matched individuals to roles; now as a matchmaker, she matches people to each other.
Single women over age 40 are invited to a panel discussion on dating, to be held 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
The Ramah Camping Movement recently launched RamahDate, a partnership between JDate and the Ramah Camping Movement that will connect online Ramah alumni who are 18 and older and “share the passion for vibrant Jewish life that characterizes the Camp Ramah experience,” according to a press release. RamahDate is a project of Reshet Ramah, Ramah’s alumni and community engagement network.
Two longtime friends – one married, one single – are planning a summer happy hour to bring Jewish singles together.
The Sabbath Dinner for Jewish Singles committee, made up of volunteers, is planning a Shabbat dinner for ages 25-60 on Friday, Feb. 27.
The Pew Research Center’s “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” has many disturbing findings about the fate of American Jewry and its rate of assimilation. The report is often quoted as stating that the Orthodox will grow at a rate that will overtake the rest of American Jewry due to the larger families that the Orthodox have.
Jewish National Fund (JNF) and JDate are sponsoring their first-ever singles trip to Israel, taking place July 13-19 for Jewish singles ages 30-45.
We had just closed our Haggadahs to begin the dinner portion of the Passover seder when the conversation abruptly, yet not surprisingly, turned to my singlehood.
Thank God that’s over with. A colonoscopy? My taxes? Another root canal?
Shabbat dinner for Jewish singles: Members of the Phoenix Jewish community are hosting a kosher Shabbat dinner for Jewish singles on Friday, Feb. 14. The event is sponsored by The Dana Cheryl Beitscher Foundation. The minimum donation is $7, which will go toward two Jewish families in need. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Tova Weinberg will do anything to make a match – even adopt a dog.
“Do you want me to make you a sandwich?” I heard my boyfriend say calmly to his young son, as if there weren’t an adult woman hiding a foot away in his tiny Israeli bathroom.
KENT, Conn. — Summer camp was not among the highlights of my youth. Maybe it was my allergies or camp's rampant cliquiness, but the experience just never seemed to live up to the hype. It was mainly an awkward rite of passage that I just had to get through, much like high school, but with more bugs.
Nothing can sour a relationship like arguing over where to live, especially when one partner wants to live in the United States and the other wants to move to Israel. For aliyah-minded singles, this major difference can put a damper on the search for love.
The 30-something businessman was just finishing lunch when a text message came to his fancy device in his suit pocket.
Putting Judaism Back Into Jewish Singles is changing its name to Chulent West, according to its founder Hershl Weberman. The name, based on an organization founded by Isaac Schoenfeld in New York, reflects that “just as Shabbat cholent is made of many different ingredients, so we hope Chulent West will attract many types of Jews, from all spectrums of Jewish life,” Weberman wrote in an email.
Meredith Ross will never forget when she first laid eyes on Lior, her partner for the past seven years.
They walked up a tree-lined path through stony hills to a square, white building — men in black hats, beards and frock coats; in T-shirts and jeans; in sweaters, slacks and velvet kippot.
What turns a simple coffee or dinner date night into the evening you find your life partner, or being a bit less ambitious, into a relationship, or even into a second date? I got married on Jan. 20, but not too long ago I was asking myself just those questions.
When I began dating a cute guy with an incredible education and job, I felt like I had found the kind of man that only exists in Nora Ephron movies. My friends were everything from impressed to jealous before they even met him and we lived happily ever after for about eight minutes. I still don't know if I fell for him or for who I thought he was.
The search is on for "a nice Jewish boy" - and no, this time it's not your mother who's looking.
In the age of the Internet, who writes love letters anymore? The romantic epistolary tradition has gone high-tech; online love is all about the Instant Message (IM) window, with its unique language of shorthand endearments: BRB (be right back), IMHO (in my humble opinion) and the ultimate phrase representing devotion and commitment potential, the coveted LOL (laughing out loud). But at the end of an e-communication, can we trust our memory of what happened? Absent intonation and physical cues, how do we discern if a sentiment is mutual? And how real is the connection for today's daters?
Sometimes relationships of the heart are misleading. SJF+SJM did not equal what I had thought it might. In fact, he definitely had too much "baggage." So when the package postmarked Vancouver arrived - I was a bit surprised. I hadn't heard from Mr. Vancouver in about 10 months.
The gym is a dangerous place for singles. Aside from the danger of getting caught reading a back issue of a popular women's magazine on the stationary bike or dropping a barbell on your foot, the gym is rife with hazards for the young and the single, particularly single men.
With some online dating services boasting hundreds of thousands of eligible and eager potential matches, the gallery of photos is as diverse and intriguing as the profiles themselves.
Being single is a precarious status, one that can disappear or reappear in a moment.
Between the challah bake, the Shabbat Project and conferences in Washington, D.C., it's been a busy week.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.