That said, most BAF members are single and many members do meet people to date at BAF Events.
Even if you are not yet ready to date again, it can be very comforting and confidence building to see the profiles of the thousands of other single people with herpes who are attractive, nice and normal.And I can’t remember the last time I’ve donned a neon wristband.Despite all this, here I am, sipping an expensive cocktail amid a sea of young Jews schmoozing around a dance floor.While the people interviewed for this story represent a range of social and political affiliations, and the events they attend are various — from late nights at San Francisco dance clubs to bonfire Havdalahs on the farm in Berkeley, queer Shabbat services in living rooms and Hanukkah parties in backyards — a few things become clear: Despite the differences across social, religious and political spectrums, young Jews are showing up at Jewish events hungry for connection and community. In the Bay Area, home of the startup, the proactive do-it-yourself energy is front and center in the Jewish dating world.While most say they are seeking a romantic partner (or two), they no longer look to Jewish online dating apps or longstanding Jewish institutions to create the social scenarios. Enter Jewbilee, a grassroots social event started six months ago by two entrepreneurial brothers that meets at different alcohol-friendly locations in San Francisco.Spend a few hours this Tuesday night to enjoy some drinks, meet new people, and perhaps even find your New Year’s kiss. Bring a date, bring some friends, or just bring yourself!