It's the nation's biggest Jewish singles event." "Contrary to what JDate might have you believe, the hottest event in town isn't the Matzo Ball.For the past 11 years, Let My People Go has been hosting parties at various venues for Jewish singles all over the U.I’m sitting in a Manhattan apartment watching the sun set with 11 of New York’s most eligible Jewish singles.It’s Friday night and the table is a traditional Shabbat setting—a Kiddush cup filled with red wine, freshly-blessed candles and challah bread that’s been ripped apart and passed around the table.
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“ And I realized it was an ideal environment for singles to meet each other.”She interviews singles and promises those selected for the dinner a potential partner, a night of unlimited alcohol and a meal, at her apartment or one of the guests' who chooses to host, all for just —a division of 18, or chai in Hebrew, a lucky number in Judasim—The idea became a business when Davis applied and received a fellowship through Presen Tense, a social entrepreneurial program with a focus on the Jewish community.
Davis got access to mentors, donors and business classes to put her vision in place.
She started hosting at least one Shabbat dinner a month in 2013.
“I felt there was a void in the Jewish community of Shabbat dinners in intimate homes,” she says.
The crowd is hushed as Erin Davis a 30-year-old, waif-like blond, our host for the night, announces it’s time for ice breakers, where we’ll read funny and ironic facts about each other and guess who it could be.