- Gateways gives Jewish men and women opportunities to unlock the treasure of their heritage through dynamic educational and social programs, including retreats and events with other Jewish organizations.Gateway Connections, its successful matchmaking service, employs a team of talented, sensitive and energetic matchmakers who work day and night connecting couples, and following up on every date with a call, to discuss, advise, and provide encouragement to participants. Tens of thousands of Jewish singles and marrieds alike have done so through Rebbetzen Esther Jungreis' Hineini organization.Dear Rosie & Sherry, For several years, I was involved in a serious relationship.Now recently, I have begun dating for marriage and found out that many guys do not want to date me because of my previous intimate experience. We may take classes and read books, all in an effort at self-improvement.Some of us find our way to the wisdom of the Torah and the tools for growth it promotes.
Aishes Lapides also offers mentoring, counseling, and other services.
Growing up, I was mostly conservative, but unfortunately nobody educated me on the importance of saving myself for marriage.
Recently I met a guy I really liked, and he told me he wouldn't date someone with experience because he treasured the concept of saving yourself for your spouse, which needless to say broke my heart until this very day.
What if Shabbos in your home isn’t quite like you’ve experienced elsewhere because your wife only participates reluctantly or not at all? Or, to put it more positively, a strong, healthy marriage built on mutual respect can accommodate individuals with differing viewpoints on their Jewish growth. We don’t think their career is the essence of who they are. We are interested in them because they are kind and loyal, honest and easy-going, fun-loving and with a good sense of humor -- you have your list. If you choose well, these qualities will only be heightened and further developed through involvement in Jewish learning.
So the place to begin -- before even talking about your Jewish life -- is with your marriage itself. If God forbid you didn’t choose well, if you are one of those smart people who made foolish choices, don’t blame the Torah. Being Held Back Many people complain that they'd become more observant but their spouse is holding them back.