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Jewish Dating Service records

Identifier: umja0164

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various administrative materials from Jewish Dating Service, along with publicity materials including newspaper and magazine clippings related to their work.


  • 1980-2009

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Jewish Dating Service was begun by Bobbie Goldfarb, Sandy Olkon, and Judy Dworsky as a non-profit organization looking to match local Jewish singles. Before running their business out of an office located in the westerns suburbs of Minneapolis, Bobbie Goldfarb was matching couples on a volunteer basis out of her kitchen. By 1985 Marilyn Weisberg joined the organization and their work really took off. Jean Bundt would also later join the staff.

A 1998 article noted that the organization was at that point successful for 250 marriages and more than 500 babies. By 2009 the Jewish Singles Collaborative as a business closed their doors, but remained a volunteer-driven organization looking to create connections.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 half hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of the records of the Jewish Dating Service, a Twin Cities dating service that began in 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by Bobbie Goldfarb in September 2019.

Jewish Dating Service records, 1980-2009
Kate Dietrick and Hannah Mallek
November 2019
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area