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New York, NY (September 30, 2003) - JDate.com (www.jdate.com), the world's largest online community of Jewish singles has joined with United Jewish Communities (UJC) to provide ongoing volunteer support to non-profit organizations across the nation.

"As part of the largest online community of Jewish singles, JDate members are in a unique position to make a difference," stated Alon Carmel, co-founder JDate.com. "Partnering with UJC is a great way for JDate members to give back to the community while enjoying the opportunity to meet other like-minded Jewish singles."

Representing 156 Jewish federations and 400 independent Jewish communities across North America, UJC represents and serves one of the world's largest and most effective networks of social service providers and programs. The UJC acted as the liaison between JDate and federations, and facilitated the development of the partnership. As it moves forward, organizations in need of volunteer support, will contact the federations in their area.

"United Jewish Communities creates opportunities and looks for new partners, such as JDate, that share the values of education, leadership, advocacy and responsibility," stated Gail Hyman, UJC's Senior Vice President of Communications. "In the trial portion of this partnership, JDate successfully recruited volunteers for a variety of community events held by federations in Chicago and Los Angeles, enhancing the success of those events, and the experience for the volunteers."

The nationwide program officially kicks-off this month as JDate joins with the Greater New Orleans Jewish Coalition for Literacy to help recruit volunteer tutors for two literacy programs in the New Orleans public school system.

Catering to busy Jewish professionals, JDate.com offers a fun, clean and comfortable online environment for meeting and interacting with Jewish singles. JDate is responsible for countless Jewish marriages, engagements, long-term relationships and lasting friendships. With over 500,000 eligible single Jews as members, JDate is largest online community of Jewish singles anywhere. JDate is owned and operated by MatchNet® plc (MHJG: Frankfurt Stock Exchange - Prime Standard), one of the world's largest providers of online personals services.

United Jewish Communities (UJC) represents 156 Jewish Federations and 400 independent communities across North America. Through the UJA Federation Campaign, UJC provides life-saving and life-enhancing humanitarian assistance to those in need, and translates Jewish values into social action on behalf of millions of Jews in hundreds of communities in North America, in towns and villages throughout Israel, in the former Soviet Union, and 60 countries around the world.

Contact Information:

Gail Laguna, VP Communications, MatchNet plc
+ 1 323 836 3000 ext. 815

Glenn Rosenkrantz, Director, Media Relations, UJC
212 284 6572


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