In Spring 2023, the OU’s Center for Communal research published their study of the shidduch crisis and the challenges of singlehood.

This study, compiled over several years, included a comprehensive survey of single Orthodox men and women, as well as qualitative interviews, and attempted to answer the most pressing questions about being a single, Orthodox adult in the United States today.

What are the experiences of single men and women actively dating throughout the Orthodox Jewish community in the United States? What are they seeking in a spouse? How do they date? How do they feel? What do they want from the Orthodox community?

About the Report Read the Report Report Infographic

As part of the effort to broadly share the insights provided by the study on ways the Orthodox community and its members can enhance the lives of single men and women, the OU created a traveling panel and a series of communal events across the US. To date, there have been events in Florida and Baltimore, and below is a recording of the livestream event that took place at OU headquarters on Tzom Gedalia.

Over the course of the next few months, the OU will be publishing articles, interviews, and helpful infographs.

We’ve all spoken about the shidduch crisis, but have we ever asked our single community members what they want?

Don’t miss this must-attend events for all ages where we as a community explore: How can we help, not cause more hurt?

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