SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*
(SEE BELOW FOR DETAILED SESSION DESCRIPTIONS)
Thursday, August 15, 2019
7–8:30 p.m. – Jewish Dating in an Online World: From JDate to JSwipe with @DavidYarus, founder of JSwipe and mllnnl (with a Tu B'Av introduction by Rabbi Sam Intrator, director of Kavanah Life Singles)
8:30–10 p.m. – Reception and Social
Friday, August 16, 2019
8:30 a.m. – Welcome Breakfast and Icebreaker
10–10:50 a.m. – The Future of Dating: Online vs. Offline and the Challenges facing the Jewish Community with @DavidYarus, founder of JSwipe and mllnnl
11–11:50 a.m. – Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match with Michele Czopp, owner of Mitzvah Matchmaker
12 p.m. – Buffet Lunch
1:30–2:30 p.m. – Why Bad Dates Happen to Good Jewish Singles with Bill Cartiff, tour leader and travel consultant at Best-Day Adventures, a Jewish singles travel program of Ayelet Tours
3–3:50 p.m. – He Said/She Said: Communication in Relationships with Rachel Freidus, therapist at Therapy With Heart
4–4:50 p.m. – Finding Love at Any Age with Rabbi Pinchas Allouche, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tefillah
5–6 p.m. – Yoga with Mariel Wilk
6–7 p.m. – Kabbalat Shabbat Services (Traditional and Egalitarian)
7–10 p.m. – All White Shabbat Dinner with pre-determined seat mates and Socializing - dress in white in honor of Tu B’Av
Saturday, August 17, 2019
8 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
9 a.m.–12 p.m. – Shabbat Services (Traditional… Seudah Shlishit at 7 p.m.)
9–10 a.m. – Yoga with Mariel Wilk
10–11:30 a.m. – Shabbat Services (Egalitarian)
12 p.m. – Buffet Lunch
2–4 p.m. – Challenges and Solutions to Being Jewish and Single Today with Rabbi Sam Intrator, director of Kavanah Life Singles
4–7 p.m. – Free Time/Lounge Time (Come to the lounge to meet Bill Cartiff to talk about travel opportunities for 40+)
8–9 p.m. – Havdalah and Cocktail Hour
9–11 p.m. – Get Your GAME On! - Trivia and Game Night fun with pre-determined trivia groups
Sunday, August 18, 2019
9 a.m.–12 p.m. – Brunch and Weekend Wrap-Up with Rabbi Sam Intrator, director of Kavanah Life Singles
*SCHEDULE AND EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Full Weekend, Single Day, and A La Carte Event Options Available!
Jewish Dating in on Online World: From JDate to JSwipe – @DavidYarus, founder of JSwipe and mllnnl
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 7-8:30 p.m.
David shares the behind-the-scenes story of how his background in entrepreneurship and risk taking led him to decide to create JSwipe amid a very competitive environment, and, with hard work, hustle, the right timing, and some good old- fashioned luck, scaled the company into an international Jewish household brand and was soon after acquired by JDate.
The Future of Dating: Online Vs. Offline and the Challenges facing the Jewish Community – @DavidYarus, founder of JSwipe and mllnnl
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10-10:50 a.m.
Dating is so different today than in years past. What will it look like in the future? Join us for a fascinating group discussion about what the future of dating looks like.
Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match – Michele Czopp, owner of Mitzvah Matchmaker
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11-11:50 a.m.
Matchmaking (or shadchanim in Yiddish) is an ancient tradition in Judaism. Does it work in today’s modern world? How does a matchmaker match two people? Join us for an engaging conversation.
Why Bad Dates Happen to Good Jewish Singles – Bill Cartiff, Tour Leader and Travel Consultant with Best Day Adventures/Ayelet Tours
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 1:30-2:30 p.m.
It’s Mars and Venus unplugged! Come and be part of this lively interactive program that unleashes the truth about dating, relationships, marriage, and friendship. You’re sure to enjoy a laugh, share a thought, and leave with a renewed sense of what makes the opposite sex tick!
He Said/She Said: Communication in Relationships – Rachel Freidus, therapist with Therapy with Heart
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 3-3:50 p.m.
How should we communicate to a partner so that each person is heard, even through difficult conversations? Join us to learn how to slow down communication blocks and connect more with a current or future significant other.
Finding Love at Any Age – Rabbi Pinchas Allouche, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tefillah
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 4-4:50 p.m.
How do I find “the one?” How do I find the best partner for me? Why is finding love so hard? I don’t want to settle, but am I being too picky? How do I know if I’m dating my beshert? If you ask yourself some of these questions, then please join us for an enlightening discussion with Rabbi Allouche.
Challenges and Solutions to Being Jewish and Single Today – Rabbi Sam Intrator, Director of Kavanah Life Singles
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 2-4 p.m.
Join us as Rabbi Intrator leads us in a meaningful, open discussion about the realities of Jewish dating and relationships. Presentations will be made by singles, and these will be followed by an opportunity for participants to share comments and engage in Q&A. Conversations often get intense and candid but serve as an important icebreaker that helps people get to know each other in profound ways. Relationships and marriages have resulted from Rabbi Intrator’s previous sessions. After a recent event, a young man approached Rabbi Intrator and told him, “Rabbi, I could be dating a girl 10 times and she won’t go as deep with me as she did in the two minutes she spoke in this deeply heartfelt discussion.”