LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — On Christmas Eve, many Jewish people go to the movies, or maybe a Chinese restaurant.
But for others, the night is a chance to potentially find their perfect match — at an event called the Matzoball.READ MORE: Southern California Airports To Get Millions From Biden Administration Infrastructure Law
It’s among the biggest Jewish singles event of the year — and an alternative to swiping on dating apps.
“You have more face-to-face, in-person connections versus meeting someone online,” said one attendee, Jared Loptman.
The event has been going on since 1987 and it claims to be responsible for at least 1,000 marriages. There are also events in other cities, including New York, Miami, and San Diego.READ MORE: CSU System Likely To Drop SAT, ACT For Admission
Matzoball founder Andy Rudnick even met his wife at a Matzoball party.
Many attendees said even if they don’t fine their soulmate at the event, it’s still a chance to meet new friends.
But Jared Loptman was hopeful that he could meet his match at the event.MORE NEWS: Water Main Break Floods Cahuenga Blvd. In Hollywood Hills
“I’m hoping that I meet a nice girl. A nice Jewish girl,” he said.