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Chicago Jewish Couples Who Met…


In celebration of Tu B’Av, the Jewish holiday of love, ChiTribe is celebrating local Chicago couples and their stories. Met You At…profiles all of the love found at different Jewish experiences throughout the years and the city, aka Jewish Couple Goals. 


Jewish Couples Who Met On JSwipe Chicago – Emily And Eitan

Emily Shira Kolpas &  Eitan Shai Neumark

Relationship Status: Engaged! 

Met ON…  JSwipe Chicago!

How?! Emily and Eitan swiped right April 2015 and went to a speakeasy in Lincoln Park for their first date.

Jewish Couples who Met on JSwipe Chicago – Emily and Eitan

Jewish Couples Who Met At Temple Sholom – Jamie Gorson and Paul Michaels

Relationship Status: Dating

Met ON…  Temple Sholom for Sushi Shabbat by Makom

How?! Paul’s friend Eddie Simon introduced us since he had met Jamie at a party a while back. For the full story from Jamie’s perspective: Sharon and Ilana, encouraged me to go to Sushi Shabat at Temple Sholom. While shmoozing I ran into Eddie who introduced me to his friend (who Shayna encouraged to come to the dinner). I talked with Paul that whole night (getting shushed throughout services), and went out with his friends and my roomie Amanda after dinner, but left without giving him my number. By the time I went to bed that night Paul found me on Facebook, had messaged me and we had plans for our first date for dinner two nights away.

Jewish Couples Who Met at Temple Sholom – Jamie & Paul

Jewish Couples Who Met At Moishe House – Melanie Studnicka and Adam Kouba

Relationship Status: Dating

Met At…  Old Town Moishe House circa summer 2016

How?! Adam and Melanie went on a group trip to Madison, WI to support a mutual friend from the community as he completed his first Ironman race. The group rented an AirBnB for the night before. After dinner, Melanie and Adam  started playing heads up, just the two of them! Adam was guessing and Melanie was giving clues, but would only do the children’s deck.   

Jewish Couples Who Met at Moishe House – Melanie and Adam

Jewish Couples Who Met On Birthright – Samantha Plotnick and Avi Schiffman

Relationship Status: Dating

Met ON…  Shorashim Birthright

How?!  Samantha and Avi met their Birthright trip. They had actually went school together,  but didn’t know each other. It was meant to besheret!

Jewish Couples who Met on Birthright – Samantha and Avi

Jewish Couples Who Met On Nativ – Melody and Avi Coven

Relationship Status: Married for 5 1/2 Years!

Met ON…  Melody and Avi met on the Nativ gap year program in Israel, but special shout out to the Hillel at Indiana University- because they got engaged in the Hillel library. Go Hoosiers!

How?! Melody and Avi became best friends on their gap year on Nativ.  They met during an ice breaker for the group where Avi introduced himself, according to the ice breaker instructions to an include an adjective starting with the same first letter as your name, as “Acceptable Avi.” 

Melody thought it was so shy, sweet, and charming that she turned to the person next to her and said “I want to be his best friend.”  They decided to try their luck with turning their friendship into a relationship around Purim time of that year, with only two months left of the program. 

Jewish Couples who Met on Nativ – Melody and Avi

When is Tu B’Av 2019? August 15-16 2019

What is Tu B’Av? Tu B’Av is the Jewish holiday of love and is similar to Valentine’s Day.

Met You At…ChiTribe is profiling all of the love found at different Jewish experiences throughout the years and the city, aka Jewish Couple Goals.

Happy Tu B’Av and Jewish Holiday Love!

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