Modern-Day Jewish Matchmaker in Germany: Jose Weber's Service for Jewish Singles in Frankfurt
What would you do if you were single and Jewish in Germany? Jose Weber Frankfurt's own Jewish matchmaker has an answer. He runs the only Jewish professional dating service in Germany. Weber calls his dating service Simantov the Hebrew words for good omen and a popular song at Jewish weddings. Following the introductory interview. Weber searches his databank and comes up with a few initial suggestions. He then passes on names and telephone numbers to both prospects, but strictly warns the woman not to call the man first. If a woman has not received a call from her prospective boy friend within 14 days, she is to call Weber, not the man. Weber, who is married to a Russian Jewish immigrant he met through work, says he typically asks prospective clients to commit themselves to two years of enrollment in his service he refuses to say how much it costs for the two-year contract, only that most working people should be able to afford it. If a marriage results from his efforts, then both the bride and the groom are required to pay him what he calls a "success fee." The Frankfurt matchmaker Jose Weber tries to find the perfect one-and-only for Jewish singles not only in Germany but throughout the rest of Europe. Wilson Ruiz, Jewish News One, Germany.