To help single frum men and women find their zivugim within the
guidelines of Halachah and to be well prepared for marriage.
– via our growing database and networking through
our own ‘in house’ Shadchanim.
|| ‘L’chaim meetings
- We run organize and follow up on– in association
with L’chaim International’; currently we
are averaging 10 meetings a month
||Personal development/ ‘packaging’
for singles – both physical and emotional
support. From clothing advice to helping singles to
prioritise wants and needs
– from one to one guidance for singles through
to training mentors to help facilitate Shidduchim
everything possible within reason to help singles who
come from abroad to date our singles, we offer accommodation
and suggestions of where to go on the date etc…
||Mishmeres; a Shmiras
Halshon rota, covering several people every hour of
the day in the zchuss for a single person. The names
are changed every two weeks.
||Singles events run
under the auspices of Halachahic supervision with trained
In Heaven primarily aims to
||Continue to supply high-quality,
personal ‘shiduch-making’ advice, services and
events (that were previously provided on an ad hoc basis)
||Empower facilitators and mentors
||Educate the community about singles issues
As a secondary objective, Made in Heaven (MIH)
intends to establish itself as hub for and with other shiduch-making
teams/organisations to co-opt with others and join forces wherever
practical. MIH aspires to be a network for networks as well as
a direct ‘provider’ for shiduchim today.
The Made in Heaven name was chosen to reflect
the beliefs of the founders and team members. We humbly feel that
we are agents of Hashem and as such, do not seek credit for making
matches. MIH is equally satisfied when seeing a shidduch happen,
whether through playing a minor or major role. A sensitive and
practical mindset is utilised to look at every case as individual
and with potential for success. The ‘whose shidduch is it’
question is not a motivating factor. However we do have tremendous
running costs and we appreciate Hakaras Hatov in the form of donations.
How did it start?
In July 2004, Mrs Estee Stimler brought Mrs Beverly Gross of Monsey,
New York to London to introduce her organization called L’chaim
international to the UK market. Rebbetzin Joanne Dove arranged
the venue and Mrs Gross spoke to a packed audience of several
hundred women. Rebbetzin Dove and Mrs Rochelle Brenig, sensing
much community interest approached Mrs Stimler and so Made in
Heaven non profit Shidduch office was born.
Made in Heaven Primary Team
||Rebbetzin Joanne Dove;
Joanne is a Jewish celebrity in the UK. Originally from South
Africa, she is a dynamic SEED torch bearer, a Kallah teacher,
Dating mentor, and is an incredibly successful Shadchan. She
has been the subject of a series of articles written by Rebbetzin
Tzipporah Heller for Hamodia. She has been written up in the
Mishpacha magazine twice; once under ‘Daughters of the
King’ and once in article talking about dating mentors.
She has been interviewed on the BBC and covered at length
in The Sunday Times in an article on the subject of Jewish
||Mrs. Myriam Flax;
Myriam is the engine that keeps Made in Heaven running. She
mans the phones and meets with singles and enters their details
in the Made in Heaven database. She also meets with other
Shadchanim in London and follows up on the L’chaim meetings.
Her warmth and lovely personality ensure that every single
feels cared for and special.
Estee is the project coordinator and volunteer fundraiser.
She is also a City and Guilds qualified professional photographer
and takes complimentary photos for any single registered with
Made in Heaven. The photos are not meant to be seen by the
other singles; rather they are there to help us put faces
to the names, thereby expediting the matchmaking process.
She is also the author of The Frum Rules; (published by Targum
Press) a girls guide for Shidduchim as well as the Shidduch
columnist for Horizon Magazine.
Mrs. Rochelle Brenig;
Rochelle is a native Londoner and also a well known successful
Shadchante. She is also extremely professional both in her suggestions
and follow ups.
Batya has a tremendous amount of experience running successful
singles events in NY. She has brought her expertise and creativity
to Made in Heaven and will be coordinating singles events.
Alexia is a party planner extraordinaire!
Made in Heaven employs Alexia whenever there is an event that
requires her specialized skills. www.lexevents.co.uk