Klal Govoah’s New ‘Strike The Match’ Initiative Designed to Facilitate Shidduchim

It’s no secret that Klal Yisroel needs more shadchanim.

It’s true that many individuals have stepped up to help those in the parsha find their zivugim and their efforts are most certainly laudable. But having spoken at length with both professional and amateurs, it became clear that more couples could be paired up if shadchanim had an efficient way of keeping track of singles they know and their relevant information, in order to make it easier to identify potential matches.

Living up to its mission of using technology to meet communal needs, Klal Govoah is launching Strike The Match, a website and smartphone app available on all platforms currently being built out in an effort to increase the number of shidduchim being redt.

Dedicated in memory of Yechezkel Shraga ben Avraham Yehuda Bergman, Strike The Match will function as a privatedigital notebook where users can keep a list of people they know who are in the parsha and store all of their shidduch-related information in a single secure location that is visible only to them, making it easy to search for possible shidduchim.

“Imagine if everyone in Klal Yisroel and every shadchan had an organized list like this,” said Klal Govoah founder Ira Zlotowitz. “Each person could do 20, 30, 40 percent more shidduchim. It could make a major dent in today’s shidduch situation.”

By providing the ability to create custom tags and fields, Strike The Match will offer filtered searches from a user’s own list of singles to pinpoint potentially compatible couples. The app is also being developed with an eye towards convenience and user friendliness.

“The idea is that it should be so easy even Bubby could use it,” quipped Mr. Zlotowitz. “Now when someone asks you if you have a shidduch for their daughter or son, you can pull up the app and check the list of boys and girls you know, in addition to adding them onto your list as well.”

Klal Govoah, founded in memory of Rav Meir Zlotowitz z’l, is calling on the public to share their thoughts and ideas for Strike The Match as the app evolves and is also welcoming the expertise of programmers, designers and developers who want to be part of the project. For more information, visit Strike The Match online at https://www.strikethematch.org/

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  1. Hmmmm…. it’s an idea, but I don’t know if it’s a good idea. I have mixed feelings about this. All singles will now become a file in someone’s computer or phone that’s easily shared. It cheapens a person so much that I think that yotza scharo b’hefseido

    • If I am understanding this correctly, this would not be to share singles’ information with other people digitally, but just to organize your own notes about the singles you know, as a way to keep track for your self in an organized way.

  2. I think it’s safer, although old-fashioned, to maintain a rolodex to keep info. on singles for potential Shiduchim. Just wondering. Hatzlacha to all.

  3. Here’s what needs to be asked:

    What is really needed out there to help?

    Many efforts and websites that began in order to help with shidducim over the last 20 years are completely defunct today.

    why? and how will this one be different ?


  4. Response to A.B.:It won’t be any different unless the starter-upers & and let’s not forget, the ratzon of Bore’ Olam want it to work. Just wondering.

  5. As an answer to all the questions, if you read the description, you will see that this is not a match-making app. It does not make matches for you.

    It is a “private digital notebook” where you can keep track of the singles you know. And it also will have easy ways to organize the information so you can find what you need easier in your notes with smart search methods.

    You, yourself, have to look at the notes that you put into the app, and make the matches.

    And it is not for sharing singles information digitally, according to the description.

    • Ok, that sounds like a good idea. An organizer App! Keeps all info in one place.

      Is this going to solve whatever shidduch problems are out there, communally and individually?


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