“I thought the way to perhaps make things approachable for their children,” she said.

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Shamash, who published a book in 2015 about her Jewish family’s 1972 escape from Iraq, was traveling around the United States, giving talks about her background.

Iraqi Jews who had come to hear her speak would frequently come up and introduce themselves. “They felt a connection.” These conversations got Shamash, 53, thinking about how the next generation of Jews of Iraqi descent would stay connected to their heritage.

This is a quest made vastly easier with the advent of online dating.

After all, not only does the creation of a personalized profile allow singles to be upfront about their own values (such as the search for equally spiritual singles), the nature of online dating allows them to find others who are on the same wavelength.

To that end, Shamash launched Eldelala — which means “the matchmaker” in Arabic — in April.

So far, the site has only about 50 members from around the world, including from the U.

I’ve been to the singleton Friday Night buffets, the Jewish Speed-Dating evenings in ‘hip’ bars like Gilgamesh and the charity parties.

Every time I walk away, still single, realising that the real charity case here is actually me.

NEW YORK (JTA) — These days, there’s a dating site or app for just about any group you can imagine, from men with beards (and their admirers) to a farmers-only site.

There’s even an app matches people based upon shared dislikes — as in “I saw you, too, hate paying extra for guacamole.” But one day it dawned upon Cynthia Shamash, a New York-based dentist, that it was still hard for Mizrahi Jews, or Jews from the Middle East and North Africa, to meet each other.

I’m just a nice Jewish girl looking for a nice Jewish guy. My mother wouldn’t murder me were I to ‘marry out’ but her heart would be so decimated by the nuclear bombdrop of a wedding planned without kosher catering that I’d probably wind up shooting myself in the face anyway.