“There are 15 million Jews in the world, and there are about 15 million ways to be Jewish!” Aleeza Ben Shalom, the matchmaking expert on Jewish Matchmaking, said so at the start of the series to let viewers know the grueling nature of her job.
Keep reading this Aleeza Ben Shalom Bio to learn more about her.
Meet Aleeza Ben Shalom, The Jewish Matchmaker On Netflix’s Jewish Matchmaking
Jewish Matchmaking comes from the makers of Indian Matchmaking. It features Aleeza Ben Shalom as she takes on “shidduchim” — a centuries-old matchmaking system in which Orthodox Jewish singles are introduced for marriage.
This expert matchmaker has helped over 200 couples with her “no-nonsense, modern approach to the traditional practice,” and numbers are only going to rise with her popularity on the show.
However, Aleeza was never meant to be a matchmaker. Though she was born and raised Jewish, she found herself being pulled toward incorporating more spirituality and traditional religious observance into her daily life. “I found that I loved my Judaism, but I wasn’t living my Judaism. All the things that those other Jewish people do I wasn’t doing because I just wasn’t raised with it,” she explained.
So, she took it upon herself to learn everything from the lessons of Shabbat and keeping kosher to the power of prayer and dressing modestly. And the more she learned, the more she wanted to know. “So I was an accidental Orthodox person. I wasn’t trying to become anything except to find myself and find myself within my Judaism,” she added.
Once she was old enough, she then got this “extremely strong desire” to get married and have a family. Thus, she married her boyfriend just months into dating and relocated to Israel. Because of this, she said that she was “missing some adult interaction” and was encouraged to explore matchmaking at the suggestion of a friend.
“All of my skill sets just came together. I wasn’t just matchmaking. I was coaching. And supporting. I was their everything. I was their best friend who happened to be a matchmaker and started guiding them through the process,” she shared.
How Much Is Aleeza Ben Shalom Net Worth?
Aleeza Ben Shalom garnered a net worth of under $1.5 million in 2023.
She has been a matchmaker and a dating coach ever since Feb 2012. Whether single, divorced, or widowed, her services are for people interested in connecting for a long-term relationship leading to marriage based on shared values, goals, personality, and lifestyles.
However, Aleeza has now moved her business to Pardes Hanna, Israel from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as COVID-19 unsurprisingly opened a lot of doors within the industry. “My work increased tremendously during the lockdowns,” she said. “Loneliness did have an impact on singles wanting to find someone… They were more open to virtual dating and wanted to know how to transition it from virtual to in-person in time.”
Besides matching making, Aleeza also acts as a public speaker, a podcaster, and an author. She’s penned a book called Get Real, Get Married: Get Over Your Hurdles, and Under the Chuppah, and several others online.
Overall, Aleeza connects singles from around the world, and for this, she’s been called the “Jewish Dating Guru”. In case you’re interested you can sign up for her program at “marriagemindedmentor.com.” She offers coaching and online course anywhere from $37 to $97.
Before all this, Aleeza worked as the VP of Metropolitan Drapery & Blinds Etc. for over 21 years.
As for her education, she got her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies — Concentration in Jewish Studies, Children’s Literature, and Environmental Studies — from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999.
Aleeza Ben Shalom Age
Aleeza Ben Shalom was 46 years of age when she filmed Jewish Matchmaking in 2023.
She is just a year younger than her client Harmonie Krieger.
Aleeza Ben Shalom Family
Aleeza was close to her family. She’s even featured her mother once on her IG, Sadly, we don’t know much about them except that her mother started dating her father at only 15. After 6 years of togetherness, they got married.
Also, Aleeza was close to her parents-in-law Sidney L Schwartz and Frances R Schwartz. They both were 84 years of age in 2023.
Is Aleeza Ben Shalom Married?
Yes, Aleeza Ben Shalom married her husband Gershon Ben Shalom on October 12, 2002.
On their 20th anniversary, Aleeza took to her IG to reveal what did it take for them to stay married for 20 years, “Communication, Love, Commitment, Personal growth, Compromise, Laughter, Inside jokes, Giving, Contribution, Something in common, Problem-solving skills, Coordinating, Sensitivity, Sense of adventure, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Blessings, and Endurance.”
Her husband, Gershon was born in August 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied interior design at the University of Delaware and went on to own Metropolitan Drapery and Blinds. But after the couple moved to Israel, Gershon gave up his career to become a stay-at-home dad and help Aleeza’s business bloom.
As for their kids, Aleeza and Gershon share four sons and two daughters named David, Avraham, Yehuda, and Mariam.
Fun Fact: Three of Aleeza’s boys have their birthdays in summer.
Aleeza Ben Shalom Height
Aleeza Ben Shalom stands tall at a height of under 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm).
When Is Aleeza Ben Shalom Birthday?
Aleeza receives her birthday wishes on March 4 and is of the Pisces zodiac.
Where Is Aleeza Ben Shalom From?
Aleeza hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
But in 2023, she resided in Pardes Hanah, Hefa, Israel.
Is Aleeza Ben Shalom On Instagram And Facebook?
Find her on Instagram @aleezabenshalom.
Also, here’s her Facebook @aleezabrachabenshalom, Twitter @AleezaBenShalom, and Youtube @aleezabenshalom.