First I just want to say that I love 10K Batay Yisroel! It’s very inspirational to see how every Shidduch suggestion really counts, and if you have an idea, you should definitely try to redt it, because you can really make a difference!
In terms of the shidduch story of how this match came about:
I run Tehillim for Shidduchim (you can click bit.ly/TehillimforShidduchim to join), and on my groups I sometimes offer the opportunity for singles to send in a resume to me if they would like, and I will keep them in mind for any ideas that I have for them. I can’t make any promises — I am not a famous shadchan, and I don’t have as many resumes in my network. However, I B”H try my best to do what I can with the resumes that I have.
I received the boy’s resume first, and the girl’s resume was sent my way a little while later. The *very same day* that I received this girl’s resume, I sent it to the boy as an idea. I knew each of their personalities well, and based on that it made sense that this could potentially be a match, so I decided to try it. Baruch Hashem, it ended up working out, and they are engaged now 🙂
When you have an idea, try to suggest it right away! Zrizim Makdimim Lemitzvos!!
I also wanted to share with the Levin family that when I redt this shidduch, I had in mind that it should specifically be in the zchus for Yisroel and Elisheva’s neshamos to have an aliyah, and when I sent the idea out, I sent it with a note that the suggestion should be in the zchus for Yisroel and Elisheva’s neshamos having an aliyah. I’m sure they had a part in helping this shidduch go smoothly!
Although I was making suggestions before hearing of 10K Batay Yisroel, after hearing about them, I sent many more ideas! They provide so many resources, such as tips and links and small videos of different things to keep in mind when suggesting a shidduch. These resources have been very helpful, and I really pay attention to them and owe a lot of thanks to 10K Batay Yisroel for everything they have provided! Some of my work in shidduchim may not have happened if I hadn’t read a certain thing on the chat, or been inspired by an email posted, or opened a link sent in the chat, so please keep going with this amazing organization!!