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HOUSTON—On a typical Friday night in Houston, many young people are out drinking at bars or curled up watching Netflix, grateful to be done with the obligations of the workweek.But in a few Houston homes, Jews in their 20s and 30s have opted to fill these evenings with a different kind of obligation: strictly observing Shabbat, or the Jewish Sabbath.The dating game is rigged, but the problem is not strategic â it’s demographic. Multiple studies show that college-educated Americans are increasingly reluctant to marry those lacking a college degree. It’s not that He’s Just Not That Into You—it’s that There Just Aren’t Enough of Him.
I was thrilled to be able to speak with Gottfried about why she created the “Friends”-esque series, what her weirdest date was, and the least favorite part of her day: What prompted you to create your new comedy series? I’m a big fan of the Israeli TV show “Srugim” which was an inspiration to me in creating “Soon By You.” I also just wanted to see Orthodox Jews like myself portrayed authentically in the media and have fun with the concept of dating in the Modern Orthodox world.Heterosexual men are more likely to play the field, and heterosexual women must compete for men’s attention.Of course, tales of scarce men and sexual permissiveness in ancient Sparta won’t convince everyone, so I began to explore the demographics of modern religion.And now you can with a brand-spanking new web series called “Soon By You,” which focuses on six young, single Orthodox Jewish hopefuls trying to find love in New York City.
Leah Gottfried is the Orthodox Jewish woman behind the show, as she wrote, produced, directed, and acted in the first episode, “The Setup.” The episode was screened at the New Filmmakers New York Film Festival and won Best Short at the Washington Jewish Film Festival.
Many of these young people were likely raised Orthodox and have chosen to keep the traditions of their upbringing.