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The app works like this: when someone downloads the app, it asks for access to some of the individual's Facebook data, such as job, location and age.
Tribe then asks for information on the user's denomination as well as the denomination they prefer in a partner, their favorite first date activity (coffee, drinks or dessert), and how far away a potential match can live.
The app inserts all of this information into an algorithm and then produces 18 matches each day.
This match limit, Ackerman says, is meant to encourage Tribe users to take the time to really check out other users and be more thoughtful in their search for love.“It’s a dating app to end all dating apps because people actually go on dates,” Ackerman said.
If a user taps the “Ask Out” icon, Tribe will provide restaurant, bar and coffee house suggestions located close to where the user's match lives. In Rabbi Dovi Scheiner's eyes, it’s this "Ask Out" feature that really sets Tribe apart from other dating apps and has garnered his support.
Scheiner, 38, serves at the So Ho Synagogue, known for its young congregation and hip, urbane ambience.“I often hear about parents and grandparents who have met at a synagogue, but those days are largely gone.
If you belong to a synagogue, ask your rabbi about any Jewish singles programs in your area which you can join.
But can an algorithm really produce an ideal Jewish partner?In 2012, more than a million Ashkenazic Jews were estimated to live in New York City and constituted about 12% of the city's population, while approximately a hundred thousand Sephardic Jews live in the city too.Most of the Sephardic Jews in NYC have settled along Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn while the other Sephardic Jews live in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Staten Island.TIP: has many Jewish men from NYC looking for dates.Explore community resources Whether you are Reform, Conservative, Orthodox or Reconstructionist, synagogues are a sure bet when looking for a Jewish dating partner.Ackerman hopes that the app, in addition to bringing Jewish people in the city together, will allow users to think more deeply about their roots and common heritage.“Dating apps aren’t the future of romance; they’re the present," Ackerman said.The New York metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish population in the world outside Israel.The world has moved online," said Scheiner."If [Tribe] can be a vehicle to put people in the same room so they can meet — and not virtually — then ultimately that’s a good thing. The app has been well received so far, said Ackerman.Over 3,500 people — including non-Jews who want to date someone Jewish — are on Tribe, which is free on i Tunes.If there isn’t that one special person who catches your eye, all you have to do is mix around and you may just have a date set up for every night of the week with the son, niece or grandchild of the many people you will meet.Make yourself useful Volunteering is a great way to meet young people.