"Social connections are far better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ, or even genes."

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ABOUT tribester

Our mission is to help you make new and meaningful connections – friendships, partnerships, relationships and more – and to make you happier and healthier in the process!

According to study after study, “positive relationships are the strongest and most consistent predictor there is of a happy life.Social connections also influence both our biology and our well-being, improving our health and lengthening our life.

Tribester’s mission is to help you cultivate these new and meaningful connections – friendships, dating relationships, even business relationships.  Research has also shown that engaging in diverse types of social connections has a positive impact on health.

We accomplish this by:

  • Curating and inviting you to notable  Jewish events, experiences, and travel opportunities  geared to making new connections with Jewish professionals. These include both local IRL events and intriguing virtual happenings from around the world.
  • Presenting our own events and experiences, from our larger Tribester Originals, including the famous Ball on Christmas Eve, the Nation’s Largest Jewish Singles Event for more than 20 years in a row, to our popular Jewish speed dating events. 
  • Working to foster Jewish community and to reinvent Jewish online dating (stay tuned).

Join Tribester to receive our newsletter inviting you to top experiences and travel opportunities, to RSVP to events, and to connect with the Jewish community.

Please note that although Tribester is geared to Jewish connections, our broader mission is to help all people make new and meaningful connections.

For that reason among others, any programs Tribester operates, though geared to Jewish professionals, will always be open and welcoming to all.

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ABOUT social wellness

A Secret to Happiness

Improving health and happiness through human connection, our mission at Tribester, is often referred to as improving “social wellness”. And studies consistently reveal the outsized role improving social wellness plays on leading a rewarding life.

According to the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the world’s longest study on happiness, relationships with family, friends and community “are what keep people happy throughout their lives.”

Social connections are “critical for both physical and mental health, help our brains age better and are “better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ, or even genes.

A study examining 148 other studies found “the influence of social relationships on the risk of death are comparable with well-established risk factors for mortality such as smoking and alcohol consumption and exceed the influence of other risk factors such as physical inactivity and obesity.”

Yet, we spend barely more than 30 minutes a day on any socializing and communicating between two adults (versus three hours for television) and only 4 minutes a day (24 total hours a year), “hosting and attending social events.” Social isolation may represent one of our greatest public health threats.

Bill Gates thinks addressing this issue and helping people make new connections is the most pressing problem technology might solve in the next few years. Through Tribester and its sister projects, we hope to help.

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Our name is intended to be a playful spin on “Member of the Tribe”,  itself a “slightly tongue-in-cheek reference to Jews, usually by Jews” per Urban Dictionary

To the extent the Tribester name evokes a sense of community or belonging, welcome aboard! We decidedly do not intend the name as a nod to any sort of exclusion or “tribalism” of which we are an estimated trillion percent opposed.