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    I am a BT and am approaching the dating scene soon iyh. my parents will not be involved whatsoever and I wanted to know everyones opinions on the protocol regarding how this will work for dating. i am to call the boys references myself correct? what are good topics to talk about on a first date? Also on my resume should I include a short description of what I am looking for? (because I was told by someone not to)

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕

    Is there someone you trust who can call the references for you? I think that’s a better idea.

    Have you contacted the Oorah Rebbetzins program?



    Do you have someone who you trust who could do it for you? A religious aunt, cousin, friend, neighbor? Maybe a teacher or mechaneches you connected to? You definitely should not be doing it yourself. And I agree with @DaasYochid the oorah rebbetzins program is great.

    Counseling For Jewish Singles

    The Rebbetzins Network

    Oorah’s Rebbetzins program provides mentors and shaddchanim for singles of Baalei Teshuva background.

    Rebbetzins Events

    Oorah’s Rebbetzins host events throughout the year inlcuding a weekend retreat as well as local shidduch and Rebbetzins get-togethers

    Rebbetzins Forum

    Interesting discussions on the topic of shidduchim.


    Thank you so much for answering. I have never heard of that program and I just checked it out. Seems like an amazing program thanks for sharing! I wanted to know how it worked if a person is interested in a guy and wish to see if it would be a good match, they approach the Rebbetzin of the shul this boy learns at? What does a person say in that situation?

    I do not really understand how the whole system works…


    Most people don’t write on the resume what they’re looking for; whoever redds the shidduch should be able to inform the other side.

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