10/01/2015 | Matchmaker

“Something good came out of my high school math class,” said Tali.

09/01/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Matchmaker

About two weeks after her arrival in Israel, Samantha traveled to the town of Rishon LeZion to visit her friend, Melanie. From the bus station, she called for directions. Melanie, herself a newcomer, couldn’t help, but said that her roommate, Ben, was a runner and knew the city. 

07/23/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Matchmaker

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.” 

06/04/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Matchmaker

Their story has a bitter beginning. Noa Ofir and Yair Zribi met at a house of mourning. They were both grieving the death of their mutual friend, Oded Ben Sira.

05/17/2015 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Matchmaker

Yitz Lauterbach met Maria Kharina in an international relations class at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Appropriately, their own backgrounds made for an interesting international relationship.

03/02/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Matchmaker

For eleven years, Dr. Tova Goldfine was an agunah, the victim of a recalcitrant husband who refused to give her a gett (a Jewish divorce), after abandoning her and their 2-year-old daughter. “Never in a million years did I think I could trust another man,” says Tova.