He explains it as a more wholesome experience than dating at a bar. One dinner was called Bourbon and Beatbox, where contestant and special guest Jay Stone beatboxed the Shema, a prayer from the Torah.One night it was Magic and Macarons, where a Jewish magician performed and macarons were served for dessert.And the recent rise of anti-Semitism across Europe is especially troubling to her, even thought it’s not prevalent in New York.“It’s a huge passion of mine to take a direct role in stopping [anti-Semitism,]” she says. It’s inspired me to do whatever I can to continue the tradition and to modernize Shabbats to make them for the times today.Davis is quite rare, a matchmaker who does things the artisanal way, setting up singles through dinner parties, not apps or algorithms.She started hosting at least one Shabbat dinner a month in 2013.Sure, JDate is popular and apps like Tinder and Hinge are growing, but that has consequences.“The larger a pool of potential dates you have, the more the paradox of choice causes people to freeze up,” says Ori Neidich, one of Davis’ Presen Tense mentors.
Whatever the circumstances, single motherhood isn't an identity my friends or I can slip on and off. Some are divorced and share custody with their exes. I have friends who have ex-partners who are supposed to pay child support and see their child, but don't."You are far from a #singleparent so please don't insult us," I tweeted at her. A dad for your kids." Hi honey, young grasshopper @Kristin Cav you are far from a #singleparent so please don't insult us. — Christine Coppa (@Chrissy COP80) September" class="redactor-linkify-object"Don't get me wrong.It’s Friday night and the table is a traditional Shabbat setting—a Kiddush cup filled with red wine, freshly-blessed candles and challah bread that’s been ripped apart and passed around the table.The crowd is hushed as Erin Davis a 30-year-old, waif-like blond, our host for the night, announces it’s time for ice breakers, where we’ll read funny and ironic facts about each other and guess who it could be.