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Monday, June 14 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The modern yenta: matchmaking in Australia

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Join us to explore the role of Jconnect, and the greatest challenges involved in playing matchmaker. We will meet a modern day matchmaker and learn what it means to take on that role in the Australian Jewish Community. We will also hear from Gemma, Claudia and Mel about how they found  love. Their stories explore the role of modern day matchmaking.

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Alon Meltzer

Alon is the Rabbi of Or Chadash Synagogue and Director of Programs at Shalom, he is working towards a Doctorate in Law, focussing on Social Media and Jewish Law. He paints, cooks, and instagrams about learning the Talmud with Daf Yomi.
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Jconnect is a modern matchmaking organisation with a database of members Australia wide and affiliated with an international database in the US, UK, Europe and Israel. Jconnect has had great success in connecting people with the aim of long-term lasting relationships. To date, Jconnect... Read More →
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Gemma Avner

Gemma met her husband Ariel on a blind date, set up by her mother’s close friend who felt they would be a great match. Gemma and Ariel were married in January 2020 in Israel. Understanding the struggles of dating in the Sydney Jewish community, Gemma feels fortunate to have been... Read More →
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Anne Engelman

Anne has been a volunteer matchmaker with Jconnect since 2013, and a Director since 2017. She cares deeply about Jewish connection and continuity and is committed to opportunities that engage the young adult community. Anne has spent many years involved in Jewish communal organisations... Read More →
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Claudia and Mel

Meet Claudia and Mel. Recently married after a whirlwind courtship, they bring a tale of modern-day matchmaking that will make you smile! Articulate, warm and ready to share their story, experiences with our matchmakers and “traditional” dating, this couple’s story will leave... Read More →

Monday June 14, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
Uni Bar
  Mind body and soul