Mar 9, 2011
Shidduchim for "Singles Again"
A Florida Shlucha told COLlive she is setting up a "single again" service to find shidduchim for divorced and widowed men and women.
Dear COLlive readers,
It is so heartbreaking and devastating when I hear of all the divorces and sadly, the untimely deaths of many of our young brothers and sisters.
Most of the time, it's a matter of circumstances, differences and family issues that are the cause of the divorce. Chas veshalom, if there is a death it can be even worse. You are left lonely and sad, sometimes with a child/children, and it is very hard to jump back on the bandwagon and start looking for a shidduch again.
There are not many Shaddchanim who will prioritize you because you've 'been there, done that.' And to speak frankly, if you are not out there on the scene, because you are recuperating from a divorce or a tragedy, you are out of sight and out of mind.
I understand that this can also be embarrassing for many and they are ashamed of the circumstances surrounding their specific case, so I am going to make this as easy as possible, even though honestly, I have no clue how to, but I will try.
I have opened a service called "Single Again Chabad."
You can send your profile, picture, age, kids, a little about you and your story and some references as well as phone numbers where you can be reached.
When a profile comes in which seems compatible, I will call you and the other party to see if and how we can set something up. If it works then Mazel Tov, if not I will keep looking.
(I will deal directly with you and not parents. Parents, if you read this, please let your son/daughter handle this on their own.)
There is no fee, but if a Shidduch is made, a substantial contribution to our Chabad House would be greatly appreciated. I am doing this in the Zechus to hopefully find a Shidduch for a family member of mine who went through a divorce.
For the time being, I will be accepting profiles from ages 20-40.
So, send your profiles to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me do the rest with Hashem's help.
Let's hope this will bring many Mazel Tovs!
A Shlucha in Florida
PS. I prefer to remain anonymous to the public (the COLlive staff know me personally). I am a busy mother and Shlucha and do not want everyone calling me telling me how crazy I am for taking on another project.