I knew a couple in my synagogue who met on Frunster.com, so it was actually the first place I turned

Match #: 339&340

Her side of the story:
I moved to Florida , Summer of 2003 .   My mother had been living here for several years, and after going through the never-ending-winter of 2002-2003, I was ready to head South . Of course I questioned the wisdom of uprooting two teenagers, and leaving my circle of close-knit friends and Kehillah for a part of the country that was not driving distance to Brooklyn !
Less than a year later, Ed contacted me via JWed . I did not know instantly that he was my Bashert but I was intrigued and willing to see him when he asked me out again . I quickly found out that he lives a Torah lifestyle, something that was very important to me .
Then slowly, over several months we learned a lot about each other's values and goals .   I found out how kind and caring Ed is .  He is a real mensch and a wonderful father to his children .
Ed's proposal was a complete surprise, even though we were both reading a lot material on relationships and marriage by important scholars including Dr . Abraham Twerski and Rabbi Zelig Pliskin .   He had already bought me a birthday gift and I figured that  it were meant to be, he just wasn't ready yet . But on my birthday, we went to our favorite place and 2/3 of the way through dinner, Ed asked me if I would be his wife . I can still hear those words clearly! We were married b'simcha, on May 29th of this year .
His side of the story:

I knew a couple in my synagogue who met on Frunster . com, so it was actually the first place I turned to find my Bashert after suddenly finding myself single again after 19 years of marriage . At first, I traded messages and emails with some ladies located in other parts of the US , without actually getting to meet them in person . Being an Orthodox Jew for many years, I wanted to approach dating from that prospective, but I really didn't think that I was going to get engaged the Yeshivisha way- after meeting a lady a couple or three times .
Instead, I decided that I wanted to spend some time building a relationship before getting engaged .
I read a few books on the subject and listened to the 'Get the Ring' CDs (which are excellent) . I came across Rosie & Sherry's stuff on the net, and they suggested staying close to home when using an on-line dating service .
So, I starting limiting my JWed searches to those ladies that were within driving distance from my home in Miami . Then on June 24, 2004, I came across Miriam's profile, which sounded like she is the kind of person I admire and respect . And she had a terrific photo on her profile! Miriam lived in the next county, about 50 miles from me . (One of the interesting things about our getting married is the timing, as Miriam had only moved to Florida about six months before I contacted her . ) We started to date after trading a few emails . I didn't think from the beginning that she was 'the one,' but after the second or third date, I decided to just continue to build the relationship and see where it took us . Baruch Hashem, about six months later, I decided to propose to Miriam when we went out for her birthday, and luck for me, she accepted! We were married about four months later!


Miriam and Edwin Zaslow, JWed Match #170, were married on the 20th Iyyar 4 Tamuz 5765, 29 May 2005.


I knew a couple in my synagogue who met on Frunster.com, so it was actually the first place I turned

Her side of the story:
I moved to Florida , Summer of 2003 .   My mother had been living here for several years, and after going through the never-ending-winter of 2002-2003, I was ready to head South . Of course I questioned the wisdom of uprooting two teenagers, and leaving my circle of close-knit friends and Kehillah for a part of the country that was not driving distance to Brooklyn !
Less than a year later, Ed contacted me via JWed . I did not know instantly that he was my Bashert but I was intrigued and willing to see him when he asked me out again . I quickly found out that he lives a Torah lifestyle, something that was very important to me .
Then slowly, over several months we learned a lot about each other's values and goals .   I found out how kind and caring Ed is .  He is a real mensch and a wonderful father to his children .
Ed's proposal was a complete surprise, even though we were both reading a lot material on relationships and marriage by important scholars including Dr . Abraham Twerski and Rabbi Zelig Pliskin .   He had already bought me a birthday gift and I figured that  it were meant to be, he just wasn't ready yet . But on my birthday, we went to our favorite place and 2/3 of the way through dinner, Ed asked me if I would be his wife . I can still hear those words clearly! We were married b'simcha, on May 29th of this year .
His side of the story:

I knew a couple in my synagogue who met on Frunster . com, so it was actually the first place I turned to find my Bashert after suddenly finding myself single again after 19 years of marriage . At first, I traded messages and emails with some ladies located in other parts of the US , without actually getting to meet them in person . Being an Orthodox Jew for many years, I wanted to approach dating from that prospective, but I really didn't think that I was going to get engaged the Yeshivisha way- after meeting a lady a couple or three times .
Instead, I decided that I wanted to spend some time building a relationship before getting engaged .
I read a few books on the subject and listened to the 'Get the Ring' CDs (which are excellent) . I came across Rosie & Sherry's stuff on the net, and they suggested staying close to home when using an on-line dating service .
So, I starting limiting my JWed searches to those ladies that were within driving distance from my home in Miami . Then on June 24, 2004, I came across Miriam's profile, which sounded like she is the kind of person I admire and respect . And she had a terrific photo on her profile! Miriam lived in the next county, about 50 miles from me . (One of the interesting things about our getting married is the timing, as Miriam had only moved to Florida about six months before I contacted her . ) We started to date after trading a few emails . I didn't think from the beginning that she was 'the one,' but after the second or third date, I decided to just continue to build the relationship and see where it took us . Baruch Hashem, about six months later, I decided to propose to Miriam when we went out for her birthday, and luck for me, she accepted! We were married about four months later!


Miriam and Edwin Zaslow, JWed Match #170, were married on the 20th Iyyar 4 Tamuz 5765, 29 May 2005.


Leave a Comment