If you’re a Jewish person in your 20s or 30s, chances are you’re not going to find many others your age when you go to the synagogue.
“Most of the social events in Fairfield County are for young, married couples with children,” Chanie Stone, 29, of Wesport, said. “There’s not much going on for singles or the unattached.”
So Stone created the Young Jewish Professionals of Westport in October, 2009, and since then, the group has accrued about 100 members.
“We have cocktail parties, holiday parties, we go hiking,” Chanie said.
A lot of Jewish people her age are concerned about continuing the Jewish heritage and traditions, and would like to establish a Jewish home, she said.
“Most of us would like to marry Jewish, but they have a hard time finding each other,” Stone said. “My ultimate goal is for people to find mates, but also to establish long lasting friendships. ”
No matches have been made yet, Stone said, but definitely, “strong, beautiful friendships.”
To find out more about the Young Jewish Professionals, call Stone at 203-635-4118 or visit their Facebook page.