In his hometown, he said, most young Jewish singles “don’t seem to care about meeting Jews,” which he has been delighted to discover is not the case in Montreal.
“Information about the site has spread strictly by word-of-mouth,” he said.
Jmontreal has no official ties to Chabad of NDG, though for the time being they share the same telephone number, 514-686-6770, but “that will change,” Rabbi Bernath promised.
Those who become members complete an online questionnaire, but then must be interviewed in person by a matchmaker, to glean a truer picture of what is being sought in a partner.
The communication could also include e-mails and phone calls.
MONTREAL — Rabbi Yisroel Bernath is quick to point out that irrespective of his own level of religious observance, the vast majority of the 783-and-counting young Jewish singles who have registered so far on a new website he launched are secular.