The show may be focusing on the dating habits of a small niche population, but Gottfried is aiming at a much larger non-Jewish audience.“We like to think of ‘Soon by You’ as a show with characters who happen to be Jewish instead of as a Jewish show,” she says, pointing out that the show has been likened to a kosher version of “Friends.” “I think almost everyone can relate to some of the awkward moments the characters on the show experience in dating.Miracle of miracles, they are having a great time, really making this blind date different from every other blind date! David reluctantly gets up and moves to sit with the other Sarah, a superficial fashionista obsessed with ordering extra food to go and cloyingly eager to get married. This is the premise of the comedy web series, “Soon by You,” about the lives of six Orthodox singles in New York all looking for love and sometimes having to defend themselves against pushy relatives urging them to just hurry up and get married already.They share an interest in literature and art, and have so much in common they’re practically finishing one another’s sentences. Meanwhile, the artsy Sarah Feldman strains to make conversation with her blind date, Ben, a slick and polished guy with whom she has nothing in common. The clever pilot episode, “The Setup,” has already been viewed on You Tube over 80,000 times, and the second episode, (“The Follow-Up”) is approaching 45,000 views.Global Jewish Singles is the ultimate destination for Jewish Singles online.GJS lists hundreds of links to all kinds of resources for Jewish Singles--dating services, personals sites, matchmakers, events, groups, organizations, etc.There are also articles, suggested reading, advice, and pertinent news.
In addition to the standard features, it also allows you to network (a la friendster) among friends, find people in your area with similar interests (not necessarily for dating) and much more.“Soon by You” shines a light on the world of Orthodox Jewish dating, where dates are often set up by matchmakers, ramping up both expectations and anxieties when a couple first meet.Leah Gottfried is hilarious as fashionista Sarah, but in addition to being a star of the series, she is also creator, director, co-writer, and co-producer of the series, through her production company, Dignity Entertainment.Imagine this scenario: A young woman, Sarah, is waiting to meet her matchmaker-arranged date at a Manhattan restaurant.When a young rabbinical student named David sails into the restaurant and asks if she is Sarah, he sits down and they begin their date. Photo by Judah S Harris Another young man hustles into the restaurant and waltzes up to their table. That’s when the trio realize that David has been sitting with Sarah Feldman, while his intended date, Sarah Jacobs, is impatiently drumming her immaculately lacquered nails over at the next table, wondering where her date is.“Saw You at Sinai” is a matchmaker-based dating site where Jewish singles can, for roughly a month, be set up with their own personal dating guru who will work round-the-clock to match them up with dates. According to Sarah’s friend Jenna, trying to find Modern Orthodox guys in their early twenties going through a “serious” dating site, or one that will ultimately lead to marriage, like “Saw you at Sinai,” is hard to come by.“When I was doing 'Saw You at Sinai,' I put down that I was looking for young guys and I was being set up by a lot of older people,” said Jenna, a full-time student at the SUNY School of Optometry.The site employs many features, including private mailboxes, so users can communicate safely until they choose to share personal information.WELCOME TO JMATCH - JEWISH MATCH Welcome to -Where you can date, relate, communicate and find your Jewish mate!Gateway Connections, its successful matchmaking service, employs a team of talented, sensitive and energetic matchmakers who work day and night connecting couples, and following up on every date with a call, to discuss, advise, and provide encouragement to participants. Tens of thousands of Jewish singles and marrieds alike have done so through Rebbetzen Esther Jungreis' Hineini organization.Many married couples first met each other at a Hineni class or social gathering for singles. - Inbar offers social activities, networking opportunities, and matchmaking services for Orthodox singles in Israel who have physical disabilities. Over 16 years ago a couple met on a Jewish dating site. They got married, had some kids and decided that they wanted to give back in a meaningful way. Matchmakers access members' profiles to find and suggest potential matches, and members can also search the data base to see limited information about members, excluding photos, names, and contact details.