A Moishe House brings two midwestern dog lovers together.
Dr. Leah Hakimian
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.”
Yishai Fried agrees with the words of author Mark Twain: “There ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” Yishai fell in love with Tal Pertzelan while they were traveling in Mongolia.
They didn’t come to Mongolia together as a couple. Yishai, one of those Israelis who travels a lot, had come to Mongolia in May 2008 via the Trans-Siberian Railway. “Though I often travel alone, it’s not really possible in Mongolia,” says Yishai.
Tying the knot is not the first choice of every couple these days. Joyce Silver and Jesse Koch got hitched in part because of the grandchildren.
A new trend in retirement is for couples to live together outside the marriage bond. In fact, unmarried seniors living together are the fastest growing segment of cohabitants in the United States. People don't want to put up with loneliness. They want to live together. But they are likely to remain unmarried to avoid tax issues and inheritance questions.
In a female-dominated profession, a Queens College grad employs new method of matchmaking. Meet the Date Whisperer.
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In the risky business of coaxing love, the Wingman was flying without a net.
At the sleek Pop Lounge on East 58th Street, Aaron Ellner, aka The Wingman, was hosting one of his singles parties, trying to do his part to address the so-called “shidduch crisis” in the Orthodox community.