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“Perhaps we have to make changes in our education systems to ensure boys are getting married earlier but are already mature enough for marriage.” Among a list of proposed initiatives and issues, Reb Shia discussed the problem of shadchanim who are not incentivized for their hours of work at all hours of the day and night.
“Our shadchanim can work for weeks, and if the shidduch doesn’t work, they aren’t remunerated.
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Though each speaker touched on different points, one unifying thread wove all their talks together: the need for each individual to see what they can do to help solve this crisis.
Whether you like the term or not, the Shidduch Crisis is arguably the most painful and sensitive issue that the frum community is grappling with today.
Singles, their parents, educators and shadchanim are wracking their brains to help more singles build a bayis ne’eman b’yisroel, but so far their efforts have been individualized, and have yet to be introduced to a wider audience.
A Rebbetzins mentor is a teacher, confidante, a role model and an advocate for you.
“Agudah isn’t an outside organization, it’s our organization,” he said.
Even before dating begins, your mentor will be there to give over the expectations of traditional frum dating and Jewish dating customs.
Your mentor can work with shadchanim to screen suggestions and help you check references.
“To solve the shidduch crisis, we need much more manpower than Agudah has on its staff.
Without your help, change won’t happen, even with the best of intentions.” Reb Shia urged the audience to lend their time and expertise to all the various shidduch initiatives so they can take off and truly effect a solution.