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Welcome to Gateways Connections, a member of the Gateways family of Jewish programs. Connections was founded with the understanding that meeting that “special someone” takes work. The dedicated shadchanim of Connections are talented individuals, gifted with the keen sense of understanding the complimentary needs of every individual. Connections shadchanim are comprised of men and women who devote great time, resources and energies to ensure that you are introduced to your Connection -for life.

Life is all about connections


Gateways Connections is made up of a growing team of Shadchanim & facilitators who are dedicated to helping you find your bashert.

Yisroel Friedman

Yisroel Friedman

Rabbi Friedman is originally from Chicago and now resides in Lakewood. He learned in RJJ, Brisk and the past seven years in BMG. He has extensive experience in Shidduchim and works full time for Gateways Connections.

Mr. Aaron Leshinsky

Mr. Leshinsky is from Lakewood and has been working on shidduchim with R’ Yisrael Friedman for the last few years, seeing much success. He has gotten to know many eligible boys and girls before they reach the “parsha.” It is wonderful to have him join the Gateways Connections team.

Mrs. Fayge Rudman

Mrs. Rudman specializes in setting up singles in their late 20s and beyond, second time singles, and baalei teshuva. She has been active in shidduchim for over 20 years and has been running events for the last 15 years, bringing together singles from across the globe. Fayge lives with her family in Monsey, and works full time for Gateways Connections.

Contact Us

Gateways Connections

Telephone: 845-290-8722

Email: connections@gatewaysonline.org