In an online age, Jewish mothers worried about their children’s romantic prospects have found a new way to intervene.
The site takes old-fashioned matchmaking into a new era. Mothers create profiles for their children and can browse Jewish singles in their child’s city — and email their parents for more information. If the folks think it’s a match and the kids agree, the daters’ contact information is exchanged so they can meet.
Citing the rise of interfaith marriages, the two-year-old Chicago-based company is launching an ambitious campaign to marry 10,000 Jews in the next ten years.
“The JMom.com is more than just an online dating site,” said Kevin Leland, CEO of TheJmom.com. “It’s part of a movement to ensure the Jewish faith and its traditions live on for many generations to come.”