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Jan 28, 2013

From the COLlive inbox: A 23-year-old bochur in Shidduchim wonders whether it is really a good idea to send a photo before a date. Full Story


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Dec 19, 2012

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With the shidduch process ever complex, a new pre-dating course for bochurim and girls will begin in the next few weeks.
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Nov 22, 2012

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Shidduchim SOS: Why would a mother with an eligible daughter treat a prospective girl for her son with minimal respect? Full Story


Dr. Rosen Pediatric Office Succot Schedule
Ph. 718-735-6002

Dear Patients,
Good News!

We wish to advise our patients that for your convenience the Pediatric Office on Eastern Parkway will be open on:

• Monday September 24th first day of Yom Tov 12pm to 6pm

• Tuesday September 25th second day of Yom Tov 12pm to 6pm


2nd day succot

We wish to advise our patients that for your convenience the Pediatric Office on Eastern Parkway will be open on:

• Monday October 1st first day of Yom Tov 12pm to 6pm

• Tuesday October 2nd second day of Yom Tov 12pm to 6pm

This is for pediatric patients under the age of 21, ONLY.

Wishing you and your family a
Gut Yom Tov!
Dr. E Rosen & Associates.
Oct 22, 2012

Illustration photo by Israel Bardugo

In a letter to be published in an upcoming Igros Kodesh volume, the Rebbe says shidduchim between Ashkenazim and Sephardim "pair up nicely." Full Story


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Oct 6, 2012

COLlive exclusive: Marriage classes are a must among Chabad couples. Now a pre-dating course of 8 sessions was developed in Crown Heights. Full Story


Preschool Position in Crown Heights
Local Crown Heights School is looking for an experienced and energetic lead preschool teacher. We are looking for a dedicated team player who loves teaching and seeing children mature and develop.

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May 19, 2012

From the COLlive inbox: A mother from Florida has a suggestion which will have an "encouraging effect for other parents" dealing with shidduchim. Full Story


Feb 23, 2012

SOS Shidduchim: A married man shares a few rules for dating based on things he personally experienced on shidduch dates.
Full Story


Jan 28, 2012

Illustration photo by Israel Bardugo

Shidduchim SOS: "Nothing was working out for me, I couldn't even get a date. I was down in spirit and so I decided I was going to take a break and just see where life takes me."
Full Story


Jan 8, 2012

From the COLlive Inbox: A 22 year old Bochur writes, "Just last week, my mother called me for a 'serious conversation'. I was expecting that it might be the Shidduch talk, but I was not expecting what she actually said." Full Story


Dec 31, 2011

Shidduchim SOS: "You know those dates where five minutes in you know this is absolutely not for you?" A COLlive reader suggests a few practical suggestions to improve the shidduch system. Full Story


Dec 28, 2011

Shidduchim SOS: "I've lived in Crown Heights for seven years, and was set up once a year with another mismatched shidduch, by people who barely knew me." Full Story


Dec 6, 2011

Girls daven at the Rebbe's Ohel * Archive photo: Bentzi Sason

A Crown Heights organization that helps kallahs will be praying for 100 boys and girls to find a shidduch - for a fee. Full Story


Nov 16, 2011

Parshas Chayei Sarah: Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of reviews the do's and don'ts of shidduch making according to Gemara and commentaries.


Nov 7, 2011

SOS Shidduchim: A bochur offers a humorous glimpse into what he thinks when being asked about a friend for a shidduch. Full Story


Sep 10, 2011

Response to "Dear Chabad Bochur": A 24 year-old single girl defends all the single bochurim out there and has a special thank you to make. Full Story


Sep 7, 2011

Shidduchim SOS: A Lubavitch girl who is "sick and tired of dating drama" has 5 things to tell bochurim in shidduchim.
Full Story


Aug 20, 2011

Illustration photo by Yaakov Rosenthal

How do shaddchanim, both professional and dabblers in the field, think? Here are the 7 methods they use to make a match. Full Story


Aug 15, 2011

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A 25 year-old Lubavitch girl, disappointed by repetitive names being offered by shadchanim, has opened a useful website.
Full Story


Jun 29, 2011

Rivkah Leah Bernath with the Chabad Shidduch Group in Chicago has been involved with over 100 shidduchim over the past five years. Here she speaks about "The Secret Recipe" for finding a shidduch. Audio

Jun 12, 2011

R. B., who wrote about her struggles while Shidduch dating more than a year ago, tells the sequel to her story since she has 'emerged from her own pool of darkness.' Full Story

May 8, 2011

Organizers of Nechama's Closet have visited the Rebbe's Ohel and prayed for over 100 single girls and boys to find a shidduch. Full Story

May 5, 2011

Rabbi Moishe New, Director of the Montreal Torah Center (MTC), offered his take on dating and shidduchim for today's single, during his weekly Torah class. Video

Apr 6, 2011

A memento of the Simpson-Stock wedding includes a segulah the Rebbe wrote to a woman hoping for a shidduch. Full Story

Mar 9, 2011

Illustration photo taken at Mink Jewelers in Crown Heights

A Florida Shlucha told COLlive she is setting up a "single again" service to find shidduchim for divorced and widowed men and women. Full Story

Jan 6, 2011

Shidduchim SOS: How fortunate are we to have the concept of shidduchim, and not (G-d forbid) the secular ideals of "boyfriend" and "girlfriend." Full Story

Dec 21, 2010

A girl looking for a shidduch asks: Why is it that if one doesn't follow the exact 'system', they are considered a 'bum'?
Full Story

Dec 15, 2010

What does a 23 year old bochur think about dating? One bochur writes what he thought about Manis Friedman's lecture on today's shidduch crisis Tuesday evening. Full Story

Aug 22, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: My father wants this bochur, my mother wants that family. And the shadchan thinks I'm the one who is picky. Full Story

Jul 14, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: Chicago Shadchan Rabbi Moishe Raitman has valuable tips for a successful shidduch experience: The do's and don'ts in dealing with a shadchan and what every parent can expect from them. Full Story

Jul 1, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: I may not be a good writer at all, but as a single girl, I would like to shed light on the supposed "shidduch crisis." If my message will get through to at least one person - it's all worth it. Full Story

Jun 20, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: After marrying off her children and arranging 9 shidduchim herself, Mrs. Riva Denburg of Miami Beach writes to COLlive what she thinks of Shadchanim and the Shidduchim process. Full Story

Jun 1, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: If you are going to marry what someone else thinks is good for you, but not what is truly good for you, then you will be miserable. Full Story

May 13, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: All too often my parents are told that the bochur does not want to go out because I am "too chassidish." Saying Chitas is a crime? Full Story

Apr 8, 2010

Shidduchim SOS: I know of some guys who won't fly for a date unless there are 2 or 3 girls lined up to go out with him, just in case the first girl doesn’t work out... Full Story

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