The Johannesburg Shidduch Group met for the first time on Sunday night, June 14, at the home of Shlucha Shterna Wineberg.
Guest speaker Frumma Rosenberg Gottlieb, veteran shadchan and founder of the Miami Shidduch Group, inspired the group with stories of successful shidduchim she has been involved with. She spoke about having emunah and bitachon in Hashem She reminded everyone that even though we each do our hishtadlus, He makes the matches! And just as each child develops at different rates of growth, and matures and reaches stages at his/her own pace, so, too, each person meets her/her bashert at the right time. Frumma strongly encouraged the ladies to continue meeting together on a regular basis to learn the Rebbe's directives for shidduchim, give tzedokah Hachnossas Kallah, and network for shidduchim. They will then be able to reach out to the worldwide Shidduch Group Network by means of Teleconferences and Conferences, to enable their singles to "meet up" with others outside of South Africa.
Thanks to Shterna Wineberg for graciously hosting the beautiful gathering, to Frumma for
speaking and to Barbara Lang for being the group liaison to the Shidduch Group network. Yashar koach and may we hear much good news soon from South Africa!