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Wednesday 08/17/2016
Project Jewish Love introduces online personal pages
Posted: August 17, 2016

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.  

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
An open letter to local bubbes
Posted: August 10, 2016

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.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Modern Orthodox dating gets a close-up in new web series
Posted: May 20, 2016

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.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
Project Jewish Love kicks off
Posted: May 11, 2016

Project Jewish Love – a new program for single Jews ages 40 years and older – will host its first event on May 15.

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
A lifetime of making matches
Posted: March 30, 2016

As a casting director and talent agency owner, Karen Stein matched individuals to roles; now as a matchmaker, she matches people to each other. 

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Wednesday 02/24/2016
Dating discussion for single women
Posted: February 24, 2016

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.

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Wednesday 09/16/2015
Helping newly single women gain independence
Posted: September 16, 2015

As she was going through her divorce more than 20 years ago, Betsy Kurasch said she was weeping to her therapist about always having to sit in the back seat when going out with couples.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Singles Shabbaton in Northern California
Posted: June 17, 2015

The Schneerson Center will host its 10th annual Shabbaton in Monterey, California, over the July 4 weekend and expects about 200 Jewish singles to attend. The program begins on Thursday evening, July 2, and includes entertainment, workshops, matchmakers and meals. Transportation is available from Los Angeles.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
AZYentas to host happy hour
Posted: May 13, 2015

Two longtime friends – one married, one single – are planning a summer happy hour to bring Jewish singles together.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Shabbat dinner planned for singles
Posted: February 11, 2015

The Sabbath Dinner for Jewish Singles committee, made up of volunteers, is planning a Shabbat dinner for ages 25-60 on Friday, Feb. 27.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Matchmaking needs to be a priority
Posted: November 26, 2014

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.

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Wednesday 05/07/2014
JNF, JDate sponsoring Israel trip for singles
Posted: May 07, 2014

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. 

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
Singles deal with their own Four Questions at seder
Updated: April 09, 2014 - 9:29 pm

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.

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Wednesday 02/19/2014
Love will find a way
Posted: February 19, 2014

Thank God that’s over with. A colonoscopy? My taxes? Another root canal? 

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Wednesday 02/05/2014
Singles 2-7-14
Updated: February 05, 2014 - 12:54 pm

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 stachy@earthlink.net or trustinhashemm@gmail.com.

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Wednesday 01/08/2014
Meet a matchmaker
Posted: January 08, 2014

Tova Weinberg will do anything to make a match – even adopt a dog.

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Wednesday 12/11/2013
On the path to feeling ‘whole’
Posted: December 11, 2013

“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.

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Tuesday 08/20/2013
JDate weekend about fun and pirates — not (necessarily) meeting someone
Posted: August 20, 2013

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.

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Wednesday 08/07/2013
New dating site matches aliyah seekers
Posted: August 07, 2013

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.

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Thursday 07/11/2013
Digital disconnect
Updated: July 31, 2013 - 7:29 am

The 30-something businessman was just finishing lunch when a text message came to his fancy device in his suit pocket.

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Thursday 06/06/2013
Singles group changes structure
Updated: July 31, 2013 - 7:29 am

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.

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Thursday 04/11/2013
Young couples find love on Birthright
Updated: July 31, 2013 - 7:29 am

Meredith Ross will never forget when she first laid eyes on Lior, her partner for the past seven years.

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Thursday 03/07/2013
Blowing the shofar for a wife
Updated: July 31, 2013 - 7:29 am

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.

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Break the boring ‘rinse, wash, repeat’ dating cycle
Updated: July 31, 2013 - 7:29 am

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. 

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Friday 10/12/2012
Don't judge a person based on bullet points
Updated: August 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

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.

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Friday 06/10/2005
Israel searches the Diaspora for Mr. Right
Updated: August 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

The search is on for "a nice Jewish boy" - and no, this time it's not your mother who's looking.

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Friday 05/13/2005
Instant gratification can lead to heartbreak
Updated: August 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

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?

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Friday 04/08/2005
What to do with gifts from Mr. Ex
Updated: August 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

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.

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Friday 03/11/2005
Exercise caution in gym flirting
Updated: August 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

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.

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Friday 01/21/2005
Internet photos: just one look
Updated: August 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

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.

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Friday 05/14/2004
A precarious position
Updated: August 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Being single is a precarious status, one that can disappear or reappear in a moment.

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Friday 04/09/2004
Finding local love
Updated: August 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

It's amazing how something can be so similar, and yet be so different.

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Friday 03/12/2004
The challenge of defining marriage
Updated: August 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

I'm finding fewer and fewer things to write about in a singles column since I'm not technically "single" any longer.

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