(JNS.org) A marriage preparation class for religious high school students will be offered this year by Israel’s Ministry of Education, Haaretz reported on Tuesday.
At the schools, counselors will be given 30 to 60 hours of training to help graduates choose a future spouse by lending advice on how to meet each other. A database of potential partner names will also be created and used in the program.
“Because single people are an inseparable and beloved part of us, there is a great need to embark on a new and unique enterprise,” wrote Dr. Avraham Lifshitz, the head of the ministry’s religious education administration.
If successful, the program will be adopted in other Israeli school systems, Lifshitz said.
One unnamed educator told Haaretz that matchmaking has no place in the schools.