About Shidduchim Ed
I have been living in Passaic, New Jersey for nearly two decades, active as a volunteer in various causes in the Orthodox Jewish community. A few years ago, I realized that parents in our community often feel bewildered and overwhelmed when their children reach marriageable age. In our community, parents are expected to bear the primary responsibility for finding their children the right person to date and marry. Parents who themselves did not date within this system may appreciate learning a little bit about this "shidduchim process" before they approach friends or mentors for guidance.
I also thought it would be useful for the Passaic/Clifton community to have a centralized online location to connect residents with resources in the Passaic/Clifton community.
The information presented in this website was collected by interviewing shidduchim experts in the Passaic/Clifton community. The content derives from a hashkafa somewhere between Modern Orthodox Machmir and Yeshivish. There are many gaps. I'd like this website to work like a wiki, with experienced readers contributing by adding material, correcting mistakes, or providing other points of view.
Please note that this website is meant purely as a public service; there is no intention to monetize it. The professionals listed in the Professional Resources page are included because they are known to be effective, and they have not paid to be listed.
Hoping this is helpful,
P. S. Since the website went live about a year ago, I realized that many of the visitors are the singles themselves rather than the parents. While I am gradually revising the content to reflect this, many references to parents and children remain.