Connections 2016-10-19T10:52:19+00:00

Connections, the matchmaking division of Gateways, was founded on the premise that meeting that “special someone” takes work. As such, Connections employs a team of talented, sensitive and energetic matchmakers who work day and night connecting couples, and following up on every date with a call, to discuss, advise, and provide encouragement to participants.

Since the division’s inception in 2008, there were more than 100,000 matches suggested, 12,000 dates set up and 523 marriages made.

To get Connected, contact Malkie Zamore, Intake Coordinator

“I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your continuous efforts over the past few weeks. You not only put time (a lot of time) into trying to make this work but I so much appreciated your insight and guidance as well – it makes the whole process smoother when the shadchan hears things out objectively and transmits info in such a clear and nice way.”

Our Team

Gateways Connections is made up of a growing team of Shadchanim & facilitators who are dedicated to helping you find your bashert.

Currently our team consists of 11 full time shadchanim.

Yisrael Friedman
Yisrael FriedmanShadchan
Yisrael has extensive experience in matchmaking and has acquired a great database of eligible single men. His bubbly personality and easy going nature has made him a wonderful asset to our team.
Mrs. Lori Newman
Mrs. Lori NewmanShadchan
Lori is the newest member of Gateways Connections. She is a real people person and brings to our division a fresh perspective with her positive outlook, sincerity and networking abilities.
Mrs. Sandi Pirutinsky
Mrs. Sandi PirutinskyShadchan
Sandi has been involved in community projects for over seventeen years and has made hundreds of wonderful matches.
Mrs. Adina Reich
Mrs. Adina ReichShadchan
Adina is well-known for her innovative and forward thinking approach to singles, dating and matchmaking as well as her fun, non-pressured and well attended singles events.
Mrs. Fayge Rudman
Mrs. Fayge RudmanShadchan
Fayge specializes in setting up singles in their late twenties plus and second time singles. She has over 20 years experience in matchmaking and running singles events that have attracted singles from across the country, Canada and England.
 Mrs. Tammy Schwebel
Mrs. Tammy Schwebel Shadchan
Tammy is known as a networker and a person with a listening ear. Her experience helps her connect the right people together. She is a great asset to our team.
Malkie Zamore
Malkie ZamoreIntake Coordinator
Malkie’s easy going nature, perceptiveness and sensitivity are a great asset in dealing with people from varied background
Malka Babani
Malka Babani Advisor
Malka is known for her warmth and availability to advise singles on dilemmas they may encounter in dating, and for her special touch of class and comfort she infuses into the setting of her events.