And I can’t remember the last time I’ve donned a neon wristband.
Despite all this, here I am, sipping an expensive cocktail amid a sea of young Jews schmoozing around a dance floor.
The Havurah is a warm environment for Jewish singles in the Bay Area to make friends and connections.
We're an active, fun group of people, mainly in our 40s and 50s, who are looking to meet other great Jewish singles and enjoy events together.
So you can image how thrilled I was when Rabbi Shmulik Friedman and his wife Tzippy of the San Francisco SOMA Shul suggested that I help them host an “Exclusive Singles Shabbat Dinner” to kick off Valentine’s Day weekend.
This was the perfect opportunity for us to bring together a group of young, Jewish, single professionals in the Bay Area to mix and mingle .
JEWISH SOCIAL NETWORK OF SONOMA COUNTY, [email protected] JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER SINGLES, 200 N. During our Shabbat dinner, for example, we decided to place a brown paper box filled with photos of random images like animals, furniture, food, etc. Everyone in the room had to reach in, choose a picture and then stand up and explain how that image relates to them.My personal favorite came from a man who had chosen a banana.I hate to say it, but finding Jewish singles to date in San Francisco isn’t an easy task.The Jewish community in the Bay Area isn’t as large as New York or LA, making it easy to feel like your dating options are limited when you’re focused solely on meeting Jewish men and women.We provide an alternative to the bar scene for adult singles of all ages to meet new friends. POSSIBILITIES Singles Magazine – Learn about dating, relationship building, and having fun as a single! Single Events include the following cities: Alameda Alamo Albany American Canyon Arcata Ben Lomond Berkeley Bolinas Boonville Boulder Creek Brentwood Brisbane Burlingame Calpella Campbell Capay Concord Corte Madera Cotati Covelo Cupertino Davenport Davis East Palo Alto El Cerrito El Sobrante Eldridge Emeryville Fairfax Fairfield Forest Knolls Fremont Grass Valley Half Moon Bay Hayward Healdsburg Inverness Kensington Lafayette Larkspur Las Vegas Livermore Los Altos Los Altos Hills Los Gatos Marshall Mendocino Menlo Park Mill Valley Milpitas Moraga Mountain View Muir Beach Napa Newark Niles Novato Oakland Occidental Orinda Pacifica Palo Alto Petaluma Piedmont Pleasant Hill Pleasanton Point Arena Pt.We do Dance Parties, Speed Dating, Speakers, Wine Tasting, Advanced Degrees Mixers, and Cocktail Parties. As Tzippy says, “My husband, Rabbi Shmulik and I are constantly meeting single, talented, ambitious men and women through our once-a-month happy hours, weekly services and personal Shabbat dinners.After the end of each night, we discuss who would be a potential soulmate for whom.Now that I’ve been cuffed, I am officially recognizable to all the others in the club as one of the “cool Jews getting together to meet other Jews and have fun” (or so says Jewbilee’s Facebook page description).Though, at 25, I fall into the target age range for this event — and debatably am also a “cool Jew” — I’m not generally one who hangs out at straight clubs in San Francisco.We have Shabbat potluck dinners at the homes of our members as a way to bring our community together. From there we expand to other activities -- Sunday brunch, dinner-and-movie nights, hiking, happy hours, going to Jewish cultural events -- whatever you want to do. However, I come with questions: What is everyone doing here?