Her goal is to make it a 501(c)(3), a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization similar to the Birthright Israel Foundation.“I’ve seen the passion behind birthright donors and the sustenance of Jewish practice and the formation of Jewish couples,” Davis says.
Davis’ grandparents, who met in hiding from the Nazis, were married for more than 40 years until her grandfather’s death in 1990.“As I got older and moved to New York, I started getting closer to [my grandmother,]” Davis says, noting that all Grandma Roza wants is for her children and their children to marry Jewish people and continue the traditions.“There are seven grandkids and seven great grandkids, which she wants many more of as soon as possible! “My last Shabbatness was called “Shabubbe,” she explains her play on the word Bubbe, Yiddish for grandmother.
This is "Shabatness," an invite-only service that sets up young Jewish professionals over Shabbat dinners.
Davis is quite rare, a matchmaker who does things the artisanal way, setting up singles through dinner parties, not apps or algorithms.
One night it was Magic and Macarons, where a Jewish magician performed and macarons were served for dessert.
Another called Shabbat in the Sky was held in a 52Even with modern traditions, the core of the evening is Judaism.
The group of singles honored Grandma Roza's 90th birthday by eating Polish food with pictures of her all around.