SawYouAtSinai Celebrates the Engagement of its 100th Member
July 1, 2005/Sivan 24, 5765 Volume LV No. 26
July 1, 2005/Sivan
24, 5765 Volume LV
SawYouAtSinai Celebrates the
Engagement of its 100th Member
Making three matches
guarantees a portion in the world to come.
With one hundred
members matched in eighteen short months, SawYouAtSinai.com, the only Jewish
matchmaking website, has taken this Talmudic passage to the extreme.
“For centuries we, the
Jewish people, have been praised by the world for our tsniut, our modesty, and
I wanted to make a site that reflected this trait,” said Marc Goldmann, founder
of SawYouAtSinai. Ever since its
inception in December of 2003, the site has provided incredible, discreet
service for Jewish singles everywhere, and today, it celebrates its first
milestone: the engagement of its 99th and 100th members, Emily
Weisberg to Steven Silverman.
have labeled SawYouAtSinai as a “Halachically permissible environment for
people who are serious about getting married.”
Included on the list are Rabbi Schachter and Rabbi Willig, roshei
yeshivah at Yeshiva
University, and Rabbi
Kenneth Auman, who is President of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) as
well as Rav of the Young Israel of Flatbush. “Tsniut under trusted
rabbinic auspices… that’s something really special,” remarks Aviva Einhorn, a
site matchmaker from Lakewood.
“People that would normally never consider an online dating site have embraced
the SawYouAtSinai approach.”
SawYouAtSinai uniquely combines
the power of technology, the accessibility of the internet, and the personal
touch of a matchmaker to service its members. The easy‑to‑use process
eliminates the need for singles to display their profiles for the world to
see. And instead of browsing through
countless Internet profiles, members, with the matchmakers’ help, are able to
select whom they date in a discreet manner.
members choose up to two matchmakers from a list of over two hundred. The volunteer matchmakers, some of whom have
been in the field their whole lives, strive to develop personal relationships with
the members who pick them. They then
send potential matches to members, who have the option of accepting the
profiles suggested. “The SawYouAtSinai
matchmakers really helped me out on the site,” adds Emily. “Thank you so much to the whole team,
especially Tova Peretz, who was our matchmaker… for guiding me in the right
direction and bringing Steve and I together!”
Both raised in Oceanside,
Emily and Steven did not know each other growing up. And only after Steven had moved to Manhattan, where he
worked as a physician’s assistant, did SawYouAtSinai unite them. “I went out with five or six people on the
site before meeting Emily, and even though those matches didn’t work out,
everyone was courteous and professional.
SawYouAtSinai is an unbelievable and private way to meet nice people
that you wouldn’t meet otherwise… and thank G-d, it led me to Emily.”
One hundred members
already matched—the exceptional success rate continues to drive the
SawYouAtSinai team to even greater heights in their efforts to erase the
uncomfortable and pressure‑packed atmosphere faced by many Orthodox
singles in the pursuit of their spouse.
Emily, who had the
dream proposal, certainly appreciates all the effort that has been put forth by
the SawYouAtSinai staff. “Steven managed
to get us batting practice at Shea Stadium.
After hitting for a few hours, he came over and presented me with a new
wooden bat, the inscription on which read, ‘Emily, will you marry me?’ Floored, I of course said ‘yes,’ and everyone
on the field came over to congratulate me.
It would have been nice to be match number forty-nine to correlate with
the forty-nine days of counting the omer, but I’m just happy I met Steve… and
number fifty is great, too!
What started as a mere
vision today is revolutionizing the way Orthodox Jews date. Already with a well-established base of over
ten thousand members from across the USA,
Canada, the United Kingdom, and Israel, SawYouAtSinai is offering
Jewish singles everywhere the opportunity to harness the benefits of privatized
and personalized dating.
For more information,
log on to SawYouAtSinai.com.