Singles

A New Web Series Coming ‘Soon By You’

Creator Leah Gottfried describes the focus on Modern Orthodox singles in NYC as a mix of “Friends” and “Srugim.”

03/08/2016 - 17:31
Editorial Intern

It’s a refrain all too familiar to many young, single, Orthodox Jews, recited by concerned family members and newly married friends as a kind of hopeful prophecy. Now, it’s the name of a brand-new web series.

Leah Gottfried, second from left, helms web series about the lives of New York City Modern Orthodox singles. Leora Veit

Forgiving Ourselves For Being Single

Fighting off guilt at the High Holidays.

10/08/2014 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

When Lee Bernstein, a Manhattan dentist, was in his late 30's, he bought an engagement ring for his 26-year-old girlfriend, who had just graduated from dental school. Next he took it and showed it to her parents. Her mother, he recalls, compared its size to that of her own ring, which made him uncomfortable. Her father warned him he had better not back out like the last guy who proposed to his daughter.

Heather Robinson

Are Jewish Singles Marketing Themselves Too Heavily?

03/24/2014 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

“… fools give you reasons, wise men never try.”

— From Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”

Alison Greenberg, 40, a Manhattan marketer, has been online dating for many years.

Heather Robinson

Is Technology Killing Our Chemistry?

12/25/2013 - 19:00
Contributing Editor

Recently at an Upper West Side Chanukah party hosted by a Jewish outreach organization, where singles stood in tight cliques balancing paper plates of potato latkes and plastic cups of white wine, I observed a beautiful blonde in a simple black dress standing alone near one wall. When men were introduced to her by a friendly, connector-type guy, they would chat her up with animation, but throughout the course of the evening, not one man actually approached the young woman, whom I’ll call Leigh, on his own initiative.

Heather Robinson

How Dan Met Katherine

Drawn together again by a brit, a kiss over chicken soup seals the deal.

10/06/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

They ate together and prayed together. The love came later.

Dan and Katherine dated briefly and broke up, then reunited years later. Photo courtesy Katherine Eckstein

Extreme Inter-dating

The romance game, as practiced by Israelis and American Jews.
07/02/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

After three exasperatingly cautious dates and a month of coy e-mail exchanges, I got tired of beating around the bush and wrote Orie, my American prospect. I told him exactly what I liked about him, how much I liked it, and what I’d like to do about it — promptly, if possible.

“Nothing here means what it seems,” says Israeli transplant Roy Schwartz, who is dating the American Kim Miller.

Bread, Wine And Thou

'That one glass changed everything,' quoth the happy groom a year after he met his wife.
03/10/2013 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

Note: This article introduces a new column that will feature a different couple’s story each month.

She thought she might not be able to overcome her fear of marriage after her parents’ divorce. He feared he wouldn’t meet someone who could understand his “old-world soul” — especially in New York City.

Rebecca Kaplan and Leon Zinger on the one-year anniversary of their meeting. Michael Datikash

Yenta Helps Single Jews Find Each Other Through GPS

When I received an email from Luba Tolkachyov, the co-founder of a new Jewish singles app, I was intrigued. Luba wrote, “I’ve been following your writing on Jewish Tech and thought you may be interested in Yenta, a new location based mobile phone application for Jewish singles.”

Like a virtual matchmaker, the Yenta mobile app locates like-minded Jewish singles in a crowded room.

Jewish Singles Clean [Facebook] for Passover

A common joke before Passover is that we need to remove the "cookies" from our Web Browser before the holiday. Of course, web browser cookies (or HTTP cookies) are not real cookies and do not really need to be removed for Passover, when all leavened products are forbidden.

Some joke about cleaning out Web cookies before Passover

How Isaac met Abby

06/04/2011 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

"The happiest couples, it seems, are those who met through church," concludes Laura Blue, Time Magazine correspondent. "These partners report the highest overall relationship satisfaction."

Abby, 26, and Isaac, 28, agree. They started dating when they were both working at Chizuk Amuno Synagogue in Baltimore.

Abby Kogen and Isaac Woloff
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