And then came the power black-out!

Match #: 125&126

From Her Perspective:
After returning from a trip to Israel this past June, I decided that I needed to intensify my hishtadlus to find a shidduch. I had certainly experienced many challenges with shidduchim, yet was determined that with additional efforts in networking I would find my bashert.
I decided to use my lunch hour everyday at work to go on JWed.com and seriously search for him.
The third guy I contacted was Tzvi. After initial pleasantries were exchanged, we began to chat about very deep, spiritual and intellectual concepts. I was captivated by Tzvi's childlike fascination with all of Hashem's creations, especially nature since I am a nature lover and outdoors person myself. We discussed many interesting topics via email until one day, due to the Northeast Blackout this summer; I felt the time was right to communicate by phone.
Our first date was a Shabbos in Lakewood. We connected instantly, to the point where others at the Shabbos table asked if we were Chosson and Kallah. We have spent nearly every Shabbos and Yom Tov together since. When Tzvi proposed, I was thrilled and my joy knows no bounds. Currently we are actively working on trying to get other single friends to go on JWed, so they can experience the same joy we have. One girlfriend, who converted to Judaism two weeks ago, already met a fine young man on JWed and we hope it will lead to a happy marriage.
May you be blessed in your efforts to successfully address the singles crisis in our era.


From His Perspective:
A year or so ago a Shadchan in Lakewood recommended that I try JWed.  I was quite hesitant.  The whole idea of placing my hopes and shidduch desires into a website did not appeal to me. The problem was that I had gone out with some six or seven girls since this shadchan's suggestion and nothing was materializing.  Moreover, it was the middle of this past summer and I was in the middle of finishing a very tough graduate school program.  I did not have time to wait for shadchanim at all hours.  I needed something that would allow me to respond on my own schedule.  Reluctantly I decided one day to check out JWed and at least see the website.
When I saw how the website was set up, I was quite impressed.  It was modest, serious, and extremely easy to navigate.  It took me about half an hour to fill out all the info requested and in a snap- I was a registered member.


Channie was deep and sensitive from the very outset.  We began exchanging emails at the rate of one or two, or more each day.  When we had a health scare with my brother (which Baruch Hashem turned up not dangerous), Channie was warm, caring, and sensitive.  Moreover, she was able to joke around with me at a time when I really needed some cheering up.  Her positive nature seemed to come right through the computer screen.  Thanks for everything and hatzlachah rabbah in your future efforts.We spoke on the phone and quickly arranged to meet in Lakewood for Shabbos.  Both of us could not believe just how much we had in common.  We walked, talked, and laughed together.  We were arranging our second date at rocket speed.  Within no time I knew that the time had come to propose- and I did on November 7 of this year.It did not take long for people to start taking an interest in my profile.  Replying was easy, and it  allowed both parties to retain some measure of anonymity until they were ready to begin direct  contact.  Within a couple of weeks I had met one very nice young lady through the website.  When we met, however; I realized that it was what I call a "One Date Wonder"- no shot of anything long-term.
It was not another week before this girl whose screen name was "channie" contacted me. From her first email I knew that I was dealing with a whole different ballgame.
THEN CAME THE BLACKOUT!!
  We needed to communicate by phone because computers were not an option.


Channie Braun (Brooklyn) & Tzvi Michanik, are JWed Match #63.
They were married on Adar 28th 5764, March 21st 2004

And then came the power black-out!

From Her Perspective:
After returning from a trip to Israel this past June, I decided that I needed to intensify my hishtadlus to find a shidduch. I had certainly experienced many challenges with shidduchim, yet was determined that with additional efforts in networking I would find my bashert.
I decided to use my lunch hour everyday at work to go on JWed.com and seriously search for him.
The third guy I contacted was Tzvi. After initial pleasantries were exchanged, we began to chat about very deep, spiritual and intellectual concepts. I was captivated by Tzvi's childlike fascination with all of Hashem's creations, especially nature since I am a nature lover and outdoors person myself. We discussed many interesting topics via email until one day, due to the Northeast Blackout this summer; I felt the time was right to communicate by phone.
Our first date was a Shabbos in Lakewood. We connected instantly, to the point where others at the Shabbos table asked if we were Chosson and Kallah. We have spent nearly every Shabbos and Yom Tov together since. When Tzvi proposed, I was thrilled and my joy knows no bounds. Currently we are actively working on trying to get other single friends to go on JWed, so they can experience the same joy we have. One girlfriend, who converted to Judaism two weeks ago, already met a fine young man on JWed and we hope it will lead to a happy marriage.
May you be blessed in your efforts to successfully address the singles crisis in our era.


From His Perspective:
A year or so ago a Shadchan in Lakewood recommended that I try JWed.  I was quite hesitant.  The whole idea of placing my hopes and shidduch desires into a website did not appeal to me. The problem was that I had gone out with some six or seven girls since this shadchan's suggestion and nothing was materializing.  Moreover, it was the middle of this past summer and I was in the middle of finishing a very tough graduate school program.  I did not have time to wait for shadchanim at all hours.  I needed something that would allow me to respond on my own schedule.  Reluctantly I decided one day to check out JWed and at least see the website.
When I saw how the website was set up, I was quite impressed.  It was modest, serious, and extremely easy to navigate.  It took me about half an hour to fill out all the info requested and in a snap- I was a registered member.


Channie was deep and sensitive from the very outset.  We began exchanging emails at the rate of one or two, or more each day.  When we had a health scare with my brother (which Baruch Hashem turned up not dangerous), Channie was warm, caring, and sensitive.  Moreover, she was able to joke around with me at a time when I really needed some cheering up.  Her positive nature seemed to come right through the computer screen.  Thanks for everything and hatzlachah rabbah in your future efforts.We spoke on the phone and quickly arranged to meet in Lakewood for Shabbos.  Both of us could not believe just how much we had in common.  We walked, talked, and laughed together.  We were arranging our second date at rocket speed.  Within no time I knew that the time had come to propose- and I did on November 7 of this year.It did not take long for people to start taking an interest in my profile.  Replying was easy, and it  allowed both parties to retain some measure of anonymity until they were ready to begin direct  contact.  Within a couple of weeks I had met one very nice young lady through the website.  When we met, however; I realized that it was what I call a "One Date Wonder"- no shot of anything long-term.
It was not another week before this girl whose screen name was "channie" contacted me. From her first email I knew that I was dealing with a whole different ballgame.
THEN CAME THE BLACKOUT!!
  We needed to communicate by phone because computers were not an option.


Channie Braun (Brooklyn) & Tzvi Michanik, are JWed Match #63.
They were married on Adar 28th 5764, March 21st 2004

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