The crowd is hushed as Erin Davis a 30-year-old, waif-like blond, our host for the night, announces it’s time for ice breakers, where we’ll read funny and ironic facts about each other and guess who it could be.Later I’ll leave after arranging a date with an adorable man handpicked by Davis whom my mother would kvell—ahem, gush—over.She started hosting at least one Shabbat dinner a month in 2013.“I felt there was a void in the Jewish community of Shabbat dinners in intimate homes,” she says. For some reason their own friends don’t “set them up” the way we did. Even the word “partying” has morphed into a pejorative term, implying drug use rather than enjoying yourself at a party without drugs. They don’t have “socials” the way we used to or safe places to meet other young adults.Inside you’ll find Jewish singles from all parts of the Jewish community: non-observant, Reconstructionist, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and Traditional.
We will pick through millions of keywords and provide you with profiles of singles that fit your criteria.There are Jews of all different colors from all parts of the globe.If you stroll through practically any Israeli city you’ll come across Jews that are black (usually Ethiopian), Asian, Indian, Arab and yes, Caucasian.“ And I realized it was an ideal environment for singles to meet each other.”She interviews singles and promises those selected for the dinner a potential partner, a night of unlimited alcohol and a meal, at her apartment or one of the guests' who chooses to host, all for just —a division of 18, or chai in Hebrew, a lucky number in Judasim—The idea became a business when Davis applied and received a fellowship through Presen Tense, a social entrepreneurial program with a focus on the Jewish community.Davis got access to mentors, donors and business classes to put her vision in place.