For centuries, Jewish families seeking suitable mates for their daughters and sons have employed the services of a matchmaker. “Family is the core of the Jewish community, and Jewish families need to raise Jewish kids, ” says Elana Bergovoy, founder of the International Shidduch Group Network.
“Dating is hard, and finding your soulmate is even harder,” says Bergovoy, an Orthodox Shidduch coach who grew up reform.
A mother to seven kids and a grandmother of 15+ grandchildren, Bergovoy says connecting through Sedduchim (matchmaking) is all about networking opportunities leading to successful matchmaking based upon Torah values.
On this episode of Jewish Singles Radio, Bergovoy opens her matchmaking toolbox and shares her wisdom about learning the Torah, doing good deeds, and praying for others in need of matches. “You have to think of others and care for each other,” she says, “that’s the way to reach the ultimate goal — The Chuppah.”
It’s also important to date with the intention of getting married, says Bergovoy, who helped her oldest daughter Miriam to find her beshert in only two weeks.