Sunday Dec 02, 2012
“I didn’t know anyone invited to my friend’s wedding, and wondered where they’d seat me,” recalls Linda Hakim. She approached the table and noticed a guy who looked Indian. She was wrong. They were four Persian Jews seated together – Linda, a friend of the bride; Itamar, a friend of the groom; and two others.
Linda had met the bride two years earlier as a...
Wednesday Oct 10, 2012
He’s a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, but still takes orders from his mother. “Mark,” she said, “You must ask out Becky – she’s Jewish and cute; she’s a physical therapist; and she has dimples.” How did his mom know about Becky Rosenberg? “She noticed her on my Facebook page,” replied Mark.
In truth, Mark Schwartz, an attorney and prosecutor, did...
Thursday Jul 26, 2012
Alla Bukler, a new Russian immigrant, had been living in St. Louis for about a year with little time to date. She had two jobs and was a single mom to an 11-year old. But her sister saw an advertisement for speed dating sponsored by the Jewish outreach organization Aish Hatorah. “I was reluctant,” says Alla. But she went to “Aish” and has been grateful to her sister ever since.
Michael Grafman had been searching...
Tuesday Jul 03, 2012
Adi Kain, a hip 29 year-old, was not going to wait for a proposal. She was with the right guy and ready for the relationship to move on.
They met at a fashion event in Tel Aviv. Adi went up to the bar for a drink, and a cute guy started to chat her up. Gilad Carmi worked in high tech and Adi was a project manager for a property development group.
That same evening, Adi received a text message from...
Wednesday May 30, 2012
“I don’t even love to ski,” says New York endocrinologist, Atara Schultz, who met her future husband at a French ski resort. It was the second such trip for her in a program called KeneSki, which is geared to modern Orthodox singles between the ages of 20-35.
“I had a great week on the 2009 program,” says Atara. She made some of her “best friends ever.” But she didn’t meet her one and...