The Young Israel of Woodmere Singles Initiative Committee, in conjunction with YUConnects and SawYouAtSinai, is hosting a special Shabbos for eligible single men and women. Dine ’N Meet is a brand new concept, initiated by SawYouatSinai, that allows singles to meet other compatible singles while enjoying a Shabbos meal experience. Past YIW events have included the popular “Salad Wars and BBQ” for singles, “Meet the Matchmaker Night,” the “Newlywed Network” for young married couples helping their friends, and two matchmaking brainstorming sessions for the community.

At Dine ’N Meet, a minimum of 6—12 singles attend a Shabbos meal, equally divided between men and women, with placement based on profile and computer algorithms. Meals are prescreened and exclusive so participants will enjoy meeting many new and compatible singles. Volunteer friendly families in various communities host the meals and facilitate conversation as well as the follow-up matchmaking. In addition, the Woodmere event will have a special shalosh seudos meal at a Woodmere home where all the attendees will have an opportunity to meet each other.

Dine ’N Meet meals for approximately 300 singles of various age ranges and hashkafas took place this spring in the Upper West Side, Washington Heights, and Kew Gardens Hills. Many couples are dating and matches continue to materialize.

The Woodmere Dine ’N Meet is open to Orthodox singles ages 23—35. In lieu of an event fee, Dine ’N Meet requests that participants make a minimum donation to tzedakah of at least $18, to benefit Achiezer Community Resource Center which provided invaluable resources to the community after Hurricane Sandy.

To register, visit by June 3 at 12:00 p.m. There is limited availability and acceptances are issued based on compatibility of the registrants. For more information, e-mail Anyone that wants to be included in future updates of Young Israel of Woodmere singles programming can e-mail v


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