I was the first guy that Angie decided to contact on JWed!

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I was living and studying in University in Berkeley California in 2003. My roommate, Avraham Dovid Kantorovitch (a.k.a.ADK), insisted that I establish a profile on JWed. "Moshe, you're older than I am, You've got to get married before I do," he told me as he took a picture of me on our balcony on a sunny day.
Within a few minutes I had my profile set on JWed.
Angie was in Israel when she learned that her friends Daniel and Laurie Hyman had met on JWed.
She used a random picture and completed a short template describing herself as "Vishnitz Chassid",I would later find this 'Hashkafic' category interesting, although it was kind of a tongue 'n cheek description.
I came to Jerusalem in the Summer of 2003 to learn for a year at Ohr Somayech. I dated two young ladies that I had met on the site one time each. In all honesty, they called me. I was not the one that initiated the whole dating thing.
Although these were both very brief encounters, I really believe that they were also good experiences and that the JWed medium helped me get started in the necessary process that lead me to meet my wife.
I was the first guy that Angie decided to contact on JWed. We sent a couple letters to each other and discovered that both of our younger brothers had the same birthday, that we were both a little wacky and that we really wanted too meet each other. I thought it was so cool that she was a nice South African girl, that she was a serious B'ales Tshuvah, and an artist as well. Somehow, she got the misguided opinion that I was some burly basketball playing American dude from California, Hah!
Well, we finally met for our first date and went out to Cafe Timol Shilshum in the downtown area of Jerusalem. We really got along well form the start, maybe it was the bohemian environment of the restaurant or something, I don't know, but we really discussed our lives, where we had come from and what kind of lives we hoped to live. We dated a couple more times until I went back to California in August 2004 after Tisha B'AV. Leaving Angie in Israel was really tough for the both of us. We really knew then that we liked each other and that it was time to move on to the next stage, to get engaged and then get married. I was just hesitant about how I was going to make a living in Israel and I felt that I needed to go home for a while to work and develop a plan on how I was going to support a family in Israel.
We stayed in touch while I was working in California and I came back to Israel February 3, 2005. We were engaged in the old city on Shushan Purim and we wed on 21 Sivan (June 28, 2005) in Jerusalem. I made aliyah and B"H we live in Jerusalem.
On Monday April 17 (19 Nissan) our little son, Aaron, was given to us by Abeishter.
Our wedding, little boy, and our home in Eretz Israel-B"H, is the result from our encounter on JWed. JWed provided an excellent vehicle for us to meet each other and we are very proud that met on this site.
My advice to those of you out there that are still looking for your zivuch is to use a photograph of yourself, it is just important that the person that you are talking to has some kind of idea of who this person is and a visual is just very important way for them to identify you. Neither my wife nor I used a glossy professional head shot, we just used casual images that hinted at who were, what we looked like.
Also, be honest and straight with whomever you may meet, don't worry about being the biggest scholar, the best looking or most established macher on the planet.
The right person will like you for what you are. Also, it never hurts to have good references from a Rabbi or teacher that knows you. I know that at one stage, a Rabbi that I was close to at Ohr Somayach was very helpful in the initial stages when Angie was trying to find out about me, she also had a close friend that was known by my rabbis' at the yeshiva. It also never hurts to ask someone for a reference, in fact, it is a very good idea. Good luck!

Angie and Moshe were married on 21 Sivan 5766, June 28, 2005

I was the first guy that Angie decided to contact on JWed!

I was living and studying in University in Berkeley California in 2003. My roommate, Avraham Dovid Kantorovitch (a.k.a.ADK), insisted that I establish a profile on JWed. "Moshe, you're older than I am, You've got to get married before I do," he told me as he took a picture of me on our balcony on a sunny day.
Within a few minutes I had my profile set on JWed.
Angie was in Israel when she learned that her friends Daniel and Laurie Hyman had met on JWed.
She used a random picture and completed a short template describing herself as "Vishnitz Chassid",I would later find this 'Hashkafic' category interesting, although it was kind of a tongue 'n cheek description.
I came to Jerusalem in the Summer of 2003 to learn for a year at Ohr Somayech. I dated two young ladies that I had met on the site one time each. In all honesty, they called me. I was not the one that initiated the whole dating thing.
Although these were both very brief encounters, I really believe that they were also good experiences and that the JWed medium helped me get started in the necessary process that lead me to meet my wife.
I was the first guy that Angie decided to contact on JWed. We sent a couple letters to each other and discovered that both of our younger brothers had the same birthday, that we were both a little wacky and that we really wanted too meet each other. I thought it was so cool that she was a nice South African girl, that she was a serious B'ales Tshuvah, and an artist as well. Somehow, she got the misguided opinion that I was some burly basketball playing American dude from California, Hah!
Well, we finally met for our first date and went out to Cafe Timol Shilshum in the downtown area of Jerusalem. We really got along well form the start, maybe it was the bohemian environment of the restaurant or something, I don't know, but we really discussed our lives, where we had come from and what kind of lives we hoped to live. We dated a couple more times until I went back to California in August 2004 after Tisha B'AV. Leaving Angie in Israel was really tough for the both of us. We really knew then that we liked each other and that it was time to move on to the next stage, to get engaged and then get married. I was just hesitant about how I was going to make a living in Israel and I felt that I needed to go home for a while to work and develop a plan on how I was going to support a family in Israel.
We stayed in touch while I was working in California and I came back to Israel February 3, 2005. We were engaged in the old city on Shushan Purim and we wed on 21 Sivan (June 28, 2005) in Jerusalem. I made aliyah and B"H we live in Jerusalem.
On Monday April 17 (19 Nissan) our little son, Aaron, was given to us by Abeishter.
Our wedding, little boy, and our home in Eretz Israel-B"H, is the result from our encounter on JWed. JWed provided an excellent vehicle for us to meet each other and we are very proud that met on this site.
My advice to those of you out there that are still looking for your zivuch is to use a photograph of yourself, it is just important that the person that you are talking to has some kind of idea of who this person is and a visual is just very important way for them to identify you. Neither my wife nor I used a glossy professional head shot, we just used casual images that hinted at who were, what we looked like.
Also, be honest and straight with whomever you may meet, don't worry about being the biggest scholar, the best looking or most established macher on the planet.
The right person will like you for what you are. Also, it never hurts to have good references from a Rabbi or teacher that knows you. I know that at one stage, a Rabbi that I was close to at Ohr Somayach was very helpful in the initial stages when Angie was trying to find out about me, she also had a close friend that was known by my rabbis' at the yeshiva. It also never hurts to ask someone for a reference, in fact, it is a very good idea. Good luck!

Angie and Moshe were married on 21 Sivan 5766, June 28, 2005

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