How it Began

In the early 1970’s, Denise Kahn – a Shadchanit within the religious circles of Strasbourg, recognized the need for a dedicated professional matchmaking service for Jewish singles and started performing matches with the local Jewish community. In the following years, she extended her client base to France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland and in 1975 SIMANTOV was officially launched.

The Visionary

Jose Weber took the helm in 1985 as a result of being successfully matched with his second wife by Denise Kahn. Jose is a visionary whose German family immigrated to Colombia. Living in Colombia, the USA, Israel, France and Germany gave Jose an international perspective and he soon set about expanding the scope of SIMANTOV’s operations Europe-wide. Jose led SIMANTOV to global success over the next 30 years and matched thousands of professional Jewish singles in the process. His commitment and love for SIMANTOV has never wavered.

The Present Day

A harmonious match by Jose Weber in 2015 led to the Stern family inheriting SIMANTOV. Their goal is to build an even stronger SIMANTOV empire and serve the Jewish community on a grander scale. The past and present SIMANTOV ownership work together in harmony as Jose Weber is still involved in the business as Senior Matchmaker and coach. Today, SIMANTOV International is the world’s #1 professional Jewish matchmaking firm, awarded Best Matchmaking Agency, and serving international clients with high expectations.

Headquartered in London and represented around the globe, our boutique matchmaking service relies on a dynamic team. Our coaches and matchmakers all hold Master’s Degrees, MBAs and PhDs and we speak English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Hebrew. This allows us to serve our clients on the most personal level. SIMANTOV continues to wow our clients and help the most exceptional Jewish singles find love each and every day.

Global Network

Being there for our clients is our #1 priority. That’s why we have client representatives in key cities across the globe, linking you to thousands of eligible Jewish singles worldwide. With headquarters in London and client representatives in Tel Aviv, Paris, Madrid, Bruxelles, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, New York, Panama City, Montréal and Melbourne we’re only ever a phone call or email away.

Mobile Access

If you travel regularly and would like to be part of an exclusive network of Jewish singles while you’re on the move, send us your schedule and we’ll take care of the introductions. Your free time is precious. We’ll help you make the most of it.

Contact Us

London: +44 20 3769 4021
Tel Aviv: +972 3-3761072
New York: +1 (646) 760-4006
Bruxelles: +32 2 899 96 50
Paris: +33 178 90 26 29
Frankfurt: +49 69 5973457

Tradition and Values

In a traditional Shtetl, the role of a shadchen or matchmaker was deeply respected and took second place only to Rabbiner. We like to think of SIMANTOV as a modern-day Jewish Matchmaker in an international Shtetl, offering our clients a time-honoured blend of Jewish tradition and contemporary matchmaking techniques. Our values are at the core of everything we do:


We apply the strict code of ethics and conduct set up by ABIA and the Matchmaking Institute. Our clients place their future in our care. Confidentiality is one of the cornerstones of our service and we do everything we can to respect our clients’ privacy.


There is nothing more satisfying than seeing romance blossom between two compatible people. However, falling in love is often the last step in a complicated dance and a lot goes on behind the scenes. We introduce you to only the best potential matches after meticulous screening and interviewing. Perhaps that’s why we’ve been uniting couples successfully for over 40 years!


Family values are of the utmost importance to us and we are always looking to preserve and communicate them to the next generation. That’s why more than half of our referrals come from parents who were matched by Simantov and now want to their children to find true love just as they did!


We tend to attract successful relationship-minded Jewish men and women who share the same values and are committed to finding a life partner. If that sounds like you, you’re in the right place.


SIMANTOV’s worth is not just a figure on a balance sheet. We are working not just for our clients, but also for the next generation. The true worth of our work rests on the quality of the relationships – and families – we help create.


As well as sharing our professional knowledge and experience with other Jewish matchmakers around the world, we also work for free with not-for-profit organizations to benefit the growth of Jewish communities worldwide.

Meet Our Team

Scroll through our dedicated team, who are on hand across the globe to help you find your match.

Meet our Team