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Bad Dating Stories

March 21, 2021 @ 8:00 pm 9:30 pm IST


Let’s talk about bad dating stories – a social literary zoom gathering led by Penina Shtauber, author of #ShidduchCrisis.

We’ve all had them. We don’t like remembering them. But they make for great conversations. Bad Dating Stories.

Join us on March 21st on Zoom to share your Bad Dating Story in small groups and together with everyone – and remember the worse the story, the better the conversation!

In this social literary gathering, you will each have a chance to share your story and listen to others, and make new friends. You might even realize your story isn’t as bad as you thought – in comparison at least.

Led by Penina Shtauber, the conversation will be concluded by a performative reading of a selected story from her short story collection, #ShidduchCrisis.

To join the Zoom meeting you need to register for the event. (Those who register will receive a link to the Zoom session via email.) The event will also be broadcast live through the Jerusalism Facebook Page. For updates and links to Penina’s work, check out the Facebook Event Page.

A little about the MC:

Penina Shtauber is the author of two short story collections reflecting her nuanced perspective on Jewish Orthodox dating and early marriage: #ShidduchCrisis and #ShalomBayis. Through guided art and writing workshops, she leads participants to find their own unique lens to tell their stories. Penina holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

To check out Penina Shtauber’s work #ShidduchCrisis, click here and to learn more about her click here.


Jerusalism is an initiative to promote Israeli literature in English. Event info is regularly updated through the Jerusalism Facebook Page or the Jerusalism site. Jerusalism is currently fundraising to expand our online programming. Please visit the Jerusalism Patreon Page and consider contributing to our grassroots literary efforts. We have some big plans for future programing, and together we can make them happen! To receive regular updates about Jerusalism events, please join the Jerusalism mailing list.

Tickets — Voluntary Donation

The event is free, though we ask that if you have the means, please donate an amount of your choice when registering. The proceeds will go to Jerusalism to support their ongoing literary efforts.

How does it work?

This event will be held over ZOOM.

***The link for the event will be provided after registration.***

For those who successfully registered and cannot find the link, please check your filtered emails for a message from Jerusalism/Eventbrite.

Download and install ZOOM for desktop or mobile devices https://zoom.us/download

Please arrive 5-10mins in advance to ensure you’re connected and ready to go.

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