A Sweet New Year To All

L’Shana Tova from Simantov International ! With another year behind us we are taking the time to reflect on our successes, growth and continuous improvements in connecting the global...

Happy National Matchmaker Day!

Happy National Matchmaker Day to all of those wonderful people out there continuously placing their efforts into making love happen. Whether you are personally introducing singles, setting up dates...

Top 3 Purim Parties In Israel 2016

The most famous traditions associated with Purim are not always about dressing up in costumes and having lots to drink. People also commemorate the story, as written in the...

Light Up Your Love Life

Hannukah & The Holidays are yet another time of year where we are surrounded by friends and family and most of us coming together as one community. For singles...

Coaching with Simantov: Jose Weber

Dating is a game people have been playing for a very long time. Unfortunately, thanks to constantly changing rules, the skills necessary to be a “successful dater” have not...

4 reasons we love Sukkot

If you grew up in a religious family, you probably remember Sukkot with great fondness: the sukkah, the dinners under the stars and the feverish atmosphere of building and...

Recipe for white wine sangria

Fruit-filled white wine sangria is simply divine. Suitable for any occasion and simple to make – just make sure you prepare more than you think you will need! Ingredients...

What is Tu B’Av?

Tu B’Av is an ancient Jewish holiday which was celebrated thousands of years ago but fell into oblivion until it was revived in Israel as the Jewish alternative to...

The Real Cost of Dating

When considering the prospect of meeting their beshert, rare are those who look at the process in financial terms. Love, companionship and commitment are what we all want.  And...

Jewish matchmaking success

The search for that special someone to share life with, our “beshert,” can be difficult given the pace of life today. Most people are too busy to take the...

Fun facts about Spring

Everyone loves Spring After a long winter, we all enjoy the sunshine and the warmth, the chirping of the birds and the re-birth of nature. But did you know...

The many uses for Matzo

Matzo is not the type of food which leaves gourmet palates indifferent. Very much like gefilte fish, it often sparks strong feelings and is the subject of many recurrent...

From the Shtetl to JDate

An ancient Jewish tradition, arranged marriage, or shidduch, is now changing due to new lifestyles and new technologies.  Journey with a modern day matchmaker, between the shtetl and the...

The Modern Guide to Jewish Matchmaking

“Abraham used a Shadchan. If there had never been Shadchans, Jewish people would have disappeared.” Read more in The Jewish News whether the long-standing role of the Jewish matchmaker...

The Jewish Tradition of Matchmaking

Matchmaking is an ancient tradition, central to Jewish culture. In Hebrew it is referred to as Shidduch and is considered a mitzvah (commandment).  Traditionally, any member of the community...

21st century Jewish matchmaking

In history and literature – Jewish literature particularly – coming across the zesty characters of wise aged matchmakers and worried young couples is not rare. However in real life,...

Matchmaking in Jewish circles

In many Jewish circles, particularly those who are religiously observant, dating is no game. Dating is not meant for the purpose of entertainment as it is in some other...

Jewish dating: why use a matchmaker?

Dating with the aim of marrying is an important step and requires considerable thinking, planning and commitment.  Friends and your favorite Jewish mother are usually more than willing to...

Looking for the Perfect Wife

Obviously, there is no such thing as “the perfect wife.” Every human being has some flaws, but the important thing  when looking for a potential partner it is important...