The following sites provide information about online dating services and matchmakers (shadchanim) in Israel.
Online Dating Sites:
www.sawyouatsinai.com – This is a free dating site. Here’s how it works: You select a matchmaker who searches for suitable matches on your behalf. The site respects your privacy by ensuring that you are not able to see other members’ profiles on the site. The basic service is free of charge, while the “Gold Membership” involves a membership fee.
www.jdate.com – International dating site with over 10,000 Jewish singles registered online.
www.jwed.com – The majority of the people who are listed on this site tend to be in the U.S., but there are also some people listed who live in Israel. The site is free to register, though there is a charge if one member on the site wants to send a message to another member. No matchmakers are involved; the person who registers searches for suitable matches independently.
Matchmakers Sherry Zimmerman and Rosie Einhorn have a comprehensive listing of matchmakers in Israel and worldwide. (You may need to scroll down on your computer screen, in order to view the listing.)
Shidduch in a Box (SIB) is an initiative that involves newlywed couples in the matchmaking process. At a couple’s wedding, their single friends are given the opportunity to fill out their personal information; and after the wedding, the couple takes home a personalized Shidduch Kit with all their friends’ information. For details, see www.shidduchinabox.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marriage Architect – Daniella Rudoff is a dating and marriage educator and mentor. She runs a “Networking for Singles” database as well as a Dating Education and Mentoring Program.
Events for Singles and Young Couples:
Nefesh B’Nefesh offers a wide variety of events for singles and young couples. Please see our online calendar for details of upcoming activities.