|By Marketwired .||
|September 3, 2013 07:03 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/13 -- JDate®, the largest and most successful online Jewish community, and 92nd Street Y, the nonprofit community and cultural center in New York, today announced the extension of their strategic partnership. First launched in 2012, the JDate-92Y collaboration aims to further their shared mission of building and strengthening the Jewish community.
As part of the expanded partnership, JDate, which is responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other online dating sites combined, will continue to serve as 92Y's exclusive dating partner. JDaters® will receive special access to 92Y's most popular events, classes and Jewish Life programming, with benefits including VIP meet-and-greets with celebrities, ticket discounts and specialty cocktails.
JDate will also continue its "VIP Blind Date" program, in which JDate members can enter to be matched up on a blind date at one of JDate's sponsored 92Y events. As part of the prize package, winners receive premium tickets to the event, an exclusive meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with the featured speaker of the evening. At previous events, winning JDaters met with former Vice President Al Gore, actor Jesse Eisenberg and Bravo personality Andy Cohen.
"We are very proud of our partnership with 92Y. Not only does it allow us to provide JDaters exclusive access to high-quality events, but it also gives JDate an opportunity to support another iconic institution in the New York Jewish community," said Greg Liberman, CEO of JDate's owner and operator, Spark Networks. "We are excited about the continued opportunities the 92Y partnership provides for JDaters and JDate to connect in meaningful ways to help build and strengthen the Jewish Community."
Under the expanded partnership, JDate and 92Y will partner on a total of 15 additional premium events, kicking off with the following events this fall:
- A Conversation with Billy Crystal: Sunday, Sept. 15
Enjoy an evening with six-time Emmy winner, Billy Crystal, as he discusses growing old and his new book Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? JDate members will receive an exclusive 25 percent discount on tickets for this event.
- Julianne Moore Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen: Thursday, Nov. 7
Beloved actress and child literacy advocate, Julianne Moore, joins Randy Cohen in a discussion about Hollywood and her new children's book My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me.
There are tickets reserved for JDate members at both fall events. For more details on these and future JDate and 92Y partnership events, visit http://www.jdate.com/92Y.
With more than 750,000 active members worldwide, JDate® (www.JDate.com, www.JDate.co.uk, www.JDate.co.il and www.JDate.fr) is the leading online community for Jewish singles. JDate is owned and operated by Spark Networks®, Inc (www.spark.net), whose mission is to create iconic, niche-focused brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve. Spark Networks' shares trade on the NYSE MKT under the symbol "LOV" (NYSE MKT: LOV). In addition to JDate, the Spark Networks portfolio of consumer websites includes, among other brands, ChristianMingle® (www.ChristianMingle.com).
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