11/13/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Matchmaker

“Look for guys by following your hobbies,” suggests wikiHow. “Ask yourself what you really love to do.” Allison Dwyer, 26, was doing what she really loved – cheering for the track team of her alma mater, Emory University. Michael (Mike) Rothbart, 29, was at the Armory Track and Field Center for the same reason. “No way was I there to look for guys,” insists Allison.

10/01/2015 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Matchmaker

Tali Brown and Yoni Kozlowski were classmates at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, a co-educational Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD. They lived in the same neighborhood and both went to the Kemp Mill Synagogue, where their families were friends. 

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.