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

Time To Break The Dating Rules

Embrace the awkwardness: Communication is at the center of all relationships.

08/03/2015 - 20:00

Let’s talk about dating as it is practiced in some segments of our community, most notably among the Orthodox. #UpperWestSide #WashingtonHeights #QueensCollege #Stern. Are we happy with the current state of dating? Are we happy with The Dating Rules?

What to say? What not to say? Fotolia

How Jackie Met David

A Moishe House brings two midwestern dog lovers together.

07/22/2015 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

They were both looking for community.  “That’s what we found at Moishe House St. Louis,” says David Elias, 30. And that’s where they found each other.  In the words of its founders:  “Moishe House is a place for young Jews to connect post-college. Moishe House is a community.” 

David Elias and Jackie Medintz. Tristan Scobie

JSwipe’s First Successful Couple to Wed Sunday

Love at first text.

03/12/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

When Michael Brand, 39, went down to Florida for vacation last June, he never expected to meet his future bride.

Samantha Rudnick and Michael Brand got engaged at Disney World. Courtesy of Samantha Rudnick

USY Reverses Interfaith Dating Ban

12/23/2014 - 19:00

United Synagogue Youth voted to relax its rules barring its teenage board members from dating non-Jews.

How Judy Met Trevor

03/03/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

“My late husband wished me to re-marry,” said Judy Brown, “but it took me sixteen years. At first, I couldn’t even think about a second marriage, and then when I was ready, there was no one waiting in line to meet me.”

Trevor Davis and Judy Brown married recently; both have been long widowed. Courtesy of Trevor Davis and Judy Brown

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

Women And Intermarriage

Nearly six in 10 U.S. Jews married since 2000 have a non-Jewish spouse. Are we losing identity or gaining family?

11/04/2013 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Jennifer Marcus Crivella, a 43-year-old stay-at-home mother and former elementary school teacher, the only child of protective parents, was raised in Pittsburgh to date “only nice Jewish boys.”

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

When Your Mother Has More Dates Than You Do

Dating in your 40s versus in your 70s.
Special To The Jewish Week
07/16/2013 - 20:00

Not long ago, on a weekend visit to my hometown, my 71-year-old mother was nowhere to be found. It was 2:30 a.m. The smell of Touch wafted in the air as I stepped around the high heels strewn across the floor of her room, trying to figure out where she could be. Had someone abducted her?

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