Like most dating sites, users pay a fee and compose a profile.
But not so typically, they don't get to browse a database full of potential mates and their glamour shots.
Rabbi Yisroel Bernath, who founded JMontreal in September and is a matchmaker himself, said he won't stay involved with his matches unless they want him to.
But like Wise Miller, he finds that his couples -- he's currently working with 65 -- often want counsel.
Three new Jewish dating websites have been set up in the U. over the past two months, and ten more are slated to launch in the coming year, as part of a Chabad network that hopes to one day go global.
JDallas.org, JBoston.org, and were launched in their respective cities, following the success of Rabbi Yisroel Bernaths
The database gives the matchmaker access to potentially thousands more singles than he or she could otherwise come to know.
She gently suggested that he could pose weightier questions, and the dating continued.Its an extraordinarily efficient way for Chabad representatives to tap into their networks of young professionals and make Jewish marriages happen, says Bernath.Jewish matchmaking sites have been around for more than a decade, including sites like JDate, and Cupid.Bernath told Haaretz his websites have a system in place aimed at preventing such dangers, in which "matchmakers review the suggestions proposed by the system's algorithm, and then extensively interview each individual before passing contact information on to the each party." Doron Kornbluth, author of Why Marry Jewish?and a sought-after international speaker on intermarriage says online dating sites help combat intermarriage.That's the job of the matchmaker -- a man or woman who takes you out for coffee, probes your heart, and then works with the J software to generate a list of potential soul mates."The matchmaker adds a human element to the digital element," said Rabbi Chaim Lipskar, who went online with JMiami two months ago and has signed up 150 people so far.Technology can definitely help connect Jewish singles, he said.For us, its important that we help the young adults that we come in contact with to marry Jewish, said Aida Drizin, co-director of The Intown Chabad in Uptown Dallas for young professionals.By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Before you meet your match, you've got to meet your matchmaker.That's the new strategy of a group of rabbis who are launching a different kind of Jewish dating website called the "J sites" -- JMontreal, JMiami, JBoston and, coming soon, JNew York, JLondon, JBerlin and JHong Kong.