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“People definitely come here [to an event for young adults] with that intention sometimes,” said Rachel Schonwetter, assistant director for community engagement at Emanu-El, where there’s a popular “Late Shabbat,” a pre-Shabbat meditation and even an adult summer camp, all for the 20s and 30s crowd.To make it easier for her friends is why Bycer and the other members of the young adult leadership at Emanu-El decided to do something.According to the survey, in spite of the fact that relatively few in the 18-to-34 bracket say being Jewish is very important, more of them go to Shabbat or a monthly service than most of the other age groups, and they’re the most likely group to go to cultural events.It’s not always about finding a date, of course — but it can be.As well as being successful and business-minded, Elite Singles members have one other major thing in common: their desire to find a relationship that is going to last.
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And if you take the age range a little higher, it’s an even bigger population boom: 37 percent of Jewish adults in the Bay Area, according the survey, are between 18 and 34. And in spite of perennial angst about young people not being interested in Judaism, they seem fairly interested in dating other Jews.
“What I hear is, I’d like to, but it’s not a deal-breaker,” said Sharon Siegel, who manages young adult engagement at the Federation, putting together events such as happy hours and small dinners where people can eat and mingle.
She dished about her best physical feature, wrote about her spirit animal and pontificated on what love means to her.
“I was all about that,” the 26-year-old San Francisco resident told J.