A new shidduch initiative has begun in Israel that is aimed at catering towards the Litvish community. The new initiative will see all the names of Bnei Yeshiva and girls who attend Litvish seminaries put into an online database that will be coded so that only recognized Shadchanim will have access.
The initiative was started more than a year ago by the Rosh Yeshiva of Yad Aharon, HaRav Yehoshua Eichenstein, and recently received recognition by the Rosh Yeshiva of Slobodka HaRav Moshe Hillel Hirsch at a recent conference.
At the conference it was decided that the community should invest in a specialized computer database, that will be built by using the advice of HaRav Haim Shmerler who founded a similar Chassidish Shidduch organization.
The new initiative will not simply stop at a computerized database, but it will go so far as to appoint a representative in each of the Litvish Yeshivos and seminaries throughout Israel.
Only Shadchanim recognized by Rav Eichenstein and Rav Hirsch will have access to the database or to the on-site representatives.
After achieving the green light at the conference Rav Eichenstein said: “Hundreds of excellent women are sitting at home and praying, begging to find a spouse and build a home in Klal Yisroel. On the other side, we have hundreds of excellent yeshiva bochrim, in a bit smaller number, who are also hoping to find their match. As time passes, the distance from the Yeshivos and Seminaries does not have the effect it used to have, therefore, these young people become damaged and suffer great pain. In no lesser degree, the parents of these young people, who hope to bring their children to the Chuppah in happiness are also distraught.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)