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Netflix finds a match

Matchmaker, matchmaker… it’s a date

Multiple cast members posted about their involvement on social media including comedian and disability activist Pamela Rae Schuller and Miami-based marketing executive Dani Bergman

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A matchmaker who says she has successfully paired 200 Jewish couples is the star of Jewish Matchmaking, a Netflix series that is set to start streaming May 3, taking place in both the United States and Israel, and featuring people from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, from Orthodox singles who observe the rules of negiah to Reform and secular US Jews who, data show, are statistically likely to marry people who are not Jewish.

Their guide will be Aleeza Ben Shalom, an Orthodox Jewish dating coach with a decade of experience. “Finding your person is the hardest thing to do in the entire world,” Ben Shalom says in the show’s trailer. “And that’s where I come in.”

Netflix is keeping most details about the show secret until closer to the launch date, but the trailer shows one man who is part of the process – “I don’t want to have to explain to her why Curb Your Enthusiasm is funny,” he explains, after being asked why he is looking for a matchmaker – and several women. Multiple cast members posted about their involvement on social media, including comedian and disability activist Pamela Rae Schuller and Miami-based marketing executive Dani Bergman.

“In today’s world of modern love, we are used to turning to technology to find love,” Ben Shalom told E! News. “We download apps and we upload profiles. We swipe left or swipe right. And yet, somehow finding ‘the one’ has never been harder.”JTA

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