Mrs. Linda Mitgang

DineNMeet, together with YUConnects and the Young Israel of Woodmere, is planning its sixth annual Springtime Shabbos for singles. Offering a fun, comfortable environment to meet and mingle, Shabbos June 8 and 9 promises a weekend of neighborhood hospitality with multiple meeting opportunities.

In the past, there were dozens of dates after each event and a number of engagements. With hopeful enthusiasm, the organizers are gearing for a repeat performance!

Each event targets different ages and religious orientations. This program is open to men and women ages 21 to 27, “machmirhashkafah.

Friday night and Shabbos afternoon meals are hosted by gracious families who open their homes to eight guests, evenly divided by men and women. Conversation flows and by the time the meal ends, many leave the table as newfound friends. This year, with approximately 64 expected participants, everyone will meet together again for a joint shalosh seudos and interactive program. Every attendee is assured to be introduced to each other by the time Shabbos ends.

Excellent matchmakers facilitate discussions and follow up throughout Shabbos. Local rabbanim often offer words of welcome and inspiration. With a musical Havdallah, the event ends on a truly harmonious note. In the weeks following the Shabbos, matchmaking is organized, targeted suggestions are made, and a high percentage of the participants end up going out.

This year, the event is being underwritten by the Mitgang, Silvera, Silver, and Kaminetzky families in memory of their dear wife/mother, Mrs. Linda Mitgang, a’h. Linda was a beloved community member, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was the ultimate eishes chayil who loved her family and wanted to see others happily married and living a Jewish life. Linda believed in being proactive when it came to finding shidduchim for her own children, networking, making phone calls, and attending shidduch meetings. She then used these connections to help others find their match and became genuinely happy when she learned of a new engagement. For this reason, her family thought that sponsoring this annual weekend together with DineNMeet, YUConnects, and YIW would be a loving tribute to her memory.

DineNMeet plans exclusive, elegant events for targeted groups of Jewish singles based on age, hashkafah, and other factors. Each event focuses on a different niche, ensuring maximum compatibility as its popularity keeps growing. YUConnects, a project of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future, offers unique social events, targeted matchmaking and educational programs to foster healthy relationships toward marriage.

Applications are now open and will close by Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. To learn more, visit or e-mail or

For questions about this program, call 848-202-9573 or 516-603-8141 regarding YUConnects activities.


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