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Derek Saker Joins

Ben Rabizadeh and Derek Saker

Ben Rabizadeh and Derek Saker

With over four weddings each week and nearly 2,500 married, the most successful Jewish dating-for-marriage service continues to grow. Recently there has been a significant shidduch at JWed. Derek Saker, co-partner from the early years, is back on board with Ben Rabizadeh, CEO of

That Derek is back at this time of rebranding from to is no coincidence. As Ben Rabizadeh says, “JWed seeks to meet the diverse needs of our core observant membership base, while at the same time help thousands of less-affiliated Jewish singles who, while not necessarily observant, meet Jewish singles with an eye towards marriage. Derek is deeply entrenched and engaged in Jewish communities far and wide, and we are grateful to have him again on board.”

While the name may have changed, the online service and experience is exactly the same—and getting better. Derek Saker adds, “For our observant members, the service has only improved with more controls and filters ensuring better dates and more marriages. In addition, now that we have non-observant categories, the pool of observant members is now even more genuine and sincere.”

At the same time, the fresh new branding and positioning as a dating service—“Exclusively Jewish” and “Exclusively for Marriage”—is yielding a record number of new daily members of all observant outlooks, from Modern Orthodox to Chassidic as well as non-observant halachically Jewish singles looking for marriage.

When first launched, skeptics questioned its impact, but today is close to seeing 2,500 members matched and married. ϖ

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Posted by on August 14, 2014. Filed under In This Week's Edition. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.