When I heard about this program I was extremely inspired by it. I really wanted to make a shidduch as a z’chus for Yisrael and Elisheva. I am a regular single 21 year old girl who never made a shidduch before. About 2 months after hearing about this program, my friend and I decided we were going to look for a shidduch for a boy in my neighborhood. We flipped through our high school yearbook and within 5 minutes we had found the perfect girl for him. The only problem was I never had much to do with her in school and rarely saw her after. A few weeks later I “happened” to see her at a wedding. I was scared and felt shy but I took the plunge. I told the girl that I have a boy in my neighborhood who I thought was good for her. We exchanged email addresses and said we would be in touch about this shidduch.

Long story short, every time one side was available the other side was busy. Sporadically, I would call either the boy or girls side to see if they were available. 5 months after I initially mentioned it, on Chanukah, I decided I would give it one more shot. After calling both sides, I found out they were both available and interested. After getting a yes from both sides, I asked my mother to be the official shadchan and deal with the back and forth.

Last week, THE COUPLE GOT ENGAGED!!! They are over the moon and keep thanking my friend and I for pursuing the idea. I know it was all siyata diShmaya and it was the inspiration that I got from Yisrael and Elisheva that enabled me to redt this shiduch, thereby adding another engagement to the 10K program.