We are thrilled to announce the creation of RamahDate, a new online dating site for Jewish singles affiliated with Ramah. Long associated with the establishment of enduring relationships and marriages, Camp Ramah will now partner with JDate to offer Ramah alumni the opportunity to meet other Ramahniks online. Ramah is committed to fostering strong Jewish marriages and hopes that this new joint venture with JDate will further their common goals for Jewish continuity.
“Ramah is cutting-edge in so many ways, from educational innovations to the use of technology. This is Ramah’s single coolest initiative so far to strengthen our people and our movement,” said Beth Kopin, chair of Reshet Ramah’s RamahDate subcommittee. As the first-ever partnership between JDate and a Jewish camping movement, RamahDate will seek to connect Jewish singles 18 and older who share the passion for vibrant Jewish life that characterizes the Camp Ramah experience.
“At Ramah, people find community and develop a strong Jewish identity and a passion for living Jewishly,” added Rabbi Mitchell Cohen, Director of the National Ramah Commission. “RamahDate is one more tool that our movement can use to support our alumni in a pathway of involvement in Jewish life throughout all stages of their lives.”
“One of the strongest commonalities among JDaters® is Jewish summer camp,” said Rachna Sethi, Head of Product and Engagement Marketing Strategy for JDate. “Not only is this partnership a natural extension of the work we do, but it also provides us with a special opportunity to further our mission of strengthening the Jewish community. We can’t wait to reconnect Ramahniks from around the world and create many, many new JDate/Ramah Success Stories!”
JDate is a well-established industry leader and is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other online dating sites combined. Online dating has become increasingly prevalent in the last decade; Jews who married in 2011 were more than twice as likely to have used online dating than those married in 2003.
RamahDate members will subscribe to JDate through a co-branded portal and receive an identifying Ramah “badge” on their online profile. Ramahniks can choose to “meet” only other Ramahniks or search more broadly within JDate’s 750,000 members worldwide. Participation in RamahDate will support the Ramah Camping Movement, with 70% of subscribers’ initial membership fees being directed to Ramah camper scholarships.
It is anticipated that RamahDate will officially launch in spring 2015.
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