Some frequently asked questions about MayanotConnects.

How does Mayanot Connects through ChabadMatch work?

ChabadMatch has a dedicated network of matchmakers located all over the world.  Singles register for the database by filling out a detailed questionnaire describing themselves and their backgrounds.  Applicants can leave out any information they do not want to submit.  All the information stored in the Mayanot Connects/ ChabadMatch database is kept confidential, and photos and names are only accessible to approved Shadchanim. 

Approved Shadchanim can perform detailed searches of the database to find potential matches for the singles they are trying to set up.  Joining Mayanot Connects through ChabadMatch offers you accessibility to Shadchanim who might never know of you when you could potentially be the perfect match for their contact.  Members can choose to allow parts of their profile to be visible to other singles if they choose.  Members may also do searches of the database and see limited information excluding names, photos, and contact information.  Members will be able to see the Shadchanim that are working with this particular single and may contact the Shadchan for more information directly.

Why is Mayanot getting involved with Shidduchim?

Mayanot Connects was initiated by a group of Mayanot alumni. Their desire was to help their fellow alumni meet their spouses in a more easy and accessible way. The idea behind the initiative is that if Mayanot alumni are connected by one network in one place, the possibility of our volunteer shadchanim connecting them is increased exponentially. Our hope, is to make the process of dating and marrying one’s future spouse easier and swifter, with Hashem’s help. Although we know there is no guarantee, we aspire to help our alumni as much as possible and we hope this too will be a help.

Who should sign up?

Mayanot Connects/ChabadMatch caters to Mayanot alumni and other Chabad singles/ Friends of Chabad globally.

Is there any cost to join?

There is a one-time fee of $25 to join.  If you don't add a photo, the cost is $36.

What if I do not feel comfortable having my information online?

All information is stored in a secure database.  Approved Shadchanim have access to the database via password and are forbidden from sharing information on the database.  Singles have the option to allow part of their profile to be visible and searchable by other members, or to enable only Shadchanim to see any part of their profile.

I just signed up. Now what?

Our team will review your profile and contact you by E-mail.  Once accepted, you should make sure any of our shadchanim that know you, add your profile to their short list.  This will enable someone interested in your profile to contact this particular Shadchan about the opportunity.  You may also do partial searches of the database, and contact the shadchan of singles you may be interested in.

Who are the Shadchanim on Mayanot Connects and ChabadMatch?

Many of the dedicated shadchanim we have on board are part of the Mayanot family, including staff and alumni, they understand the process and are willing and able to help.  Look for "Mayanot" being listed as a shadchan's specialty to know whether they are part of our pre-approved network, if you would like to work with them specifically. Otherwise you can view the list of Mayanot Connects Shadchanim here

All experienced Chabad Match Shadchanim are welcome to register to join ChabadMatch and utilize the database.  Shadchanim provide references of past matches and go through an approval process by the ChabadMatch committee.  Our goal is to unite all qualified Shadchanim in our communities to work together in making Shidduchim while utilizing the technology that can make this happen. Click here for a partial list of ChabadMatch Shadchanim.

What guidance can I receive in preparing for a Shidduch?

Rabbi Dubov's book: "Mazal Tov: A Chabad Wedding Guide" is available for download, and offers a guide in preparing for Shidduchim, based on the Rebbe's letters. 

You can also view the Mayanot Connects website for guidance and information on coaches available at subsidized prices, as well as shadchanim available to help guide you through the process. To view click here

I would like to know more about Mayanot Connects and ChabadMatch.

You can contact us directly at info@chabadmatch.com with any other questions you may have. 

To contact the Mayanot Connects team you can email: connects@mayanot.edu or visit us at: www.Mayanot.edu/connects/