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Halpern ran the beta version of the website for about two weeks last month. “People that are desperate for a site like this are willing to date anywhere,” says Halpern, “…Unless they’re from New York.” The SYAS team got some positive feedback from beta testers, but it’s too early to see if love has struck. Halpern has put about 220 people on a waitlist, and received emails asking when she’s going to launch the website (She doesn’t know, yet. And for gay, trans, asexual, whatever you are that makes it difficult to use traditional dating sites in your quest for Jewish love, Halpern is happy to help.
The test program, using matchmaking volunteers from Orthodox LGBT organization Eshel and beyond, featured about 30 queer women around Canada and the U. Click here for access to comments COMMENTING CHARGES Daily rate: Monthly rate: Yearly rate: 0 WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
“There’s a stigma against bi people,” Halpern offers as an example of where labels can be limiting, “or some people hate the word lesbian.” Then, for religious observance and identity, there’s a checklist with options—lots of options: about kashrut, Shabbat, denominations, all with the ability to emphasize the importance of certain practices over others.
Like queerness, Halpern knows that Jewish identity is a spectrum, or rather a huge series of intersecting spectra.
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Halpern recalls going on JSwipe in Calgary and encountering a woman-seeking-women that not only wasn’t queer to Halpern’s knowledge, but had a boyfriend.Current ideas include: Keshet Connections (keshet means rainbow), Stonewall Shadchan, Matzo Ball Mensch, Jew Like Me, and Yentr (as in, Yenta the matchmaker Tindr).Halpern is also fond of the name Unorthodox Union, but fears the OU would not be as forgiving as Saw You at Sinai. If you don’t need the site’s services, but want to help, you can get in touch—they are still looking for volunteer matchmakers.And while the personal matchmaking will be a draw to the site, users will also have the ability to opt for an algorithm-only option. There are a lot of aspects of the project up in the air.There’s funding, for example: While open to some sort of sponsor, the site will almost certainly be pay-to-use to sustain itself.
“I think it’s such a niche market,” she says, but “this niche really wants it badly it’s so small.” Halpern is 25, but still an undergraduate at Mc Gill University (in addition to going to seminary before college, she took time off school to work in web development).