Jdate to hook up with Nefesh B'Nefesh


Issue of December 4, 2009/ 17 Kislev 5770

Making aliyah can be tough, but getting a date once you’re in Israel may not be.

Nefesh B’Nefesh and JDATE are teaming up to create a special portal on JDate Israel, dedicated to new olim. Nefesh B’Nefesh said it had been inundated with requests from Israelis since its last summer flight left to Israel with 94 singles aboard.

“Not only were singles calling us, but many concerned mothers were also contacting us to inquire about ways to introduce the new olim to their children,” said Nefesh B’Nefesh Vice Chairman Erez Halfon.

One of the singles was immediately taken off the market upon her arrival when her boyfriend proposed at the Aliyah Welcoming Ceremony.

“We have found that there is a very strong demand among Israelis to meet and date Anglo olim,” said Noa Cohen, JDate Israel’s site manager.

While the site will initially be accessible to single olim arriving on Nefesh B’Nefesh’s December 29th flight, the site will eventually expand to include all of the 5,000 singles that Nefesh B’Nefesh has brought to Israel from the USA, Canada and the UK since 2002.