Top 8 Reasons to Date a JGuy this Hanukkah

As you know, Hanukkah begins this Saturday, Dec. 8. To kick off these eight crazy nights, the team at, the leading online Jewish singles community, would like to give a special shout-out to Jewish men. Below is a list of JDate’s top eight reasons to date a “JGuy.”

He loves his mama: JMoms play a huge influence in their kids’ lives. That cute Jew you’re eyeing was most likely raised with a strong mother and, as a result, will be more respectful of the other women in his life.

  1. The amazing food: Jewish cuisine has evolved to include flavors from all over the world, but still maintains its delicious traditions. Whether or not he keeps totally kosher, you’ll be noshing on some great foods ranging from challah bread to holiday latkes.
  2. He’s smart: Education is highly valued in the Jewish community, so odds are that he’s got at least a college degree. But being educated isn’t just about the paper – the drive to learn extends to the rest of his life as well.
  3. You’re in good company: Whether you’re into politics, music, literature, economics or anything creative, there have been some highly influential cultural players who are Jewish. The list includes Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, crooner Adam Levine, cutie Joseph Gordon-Levitt, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, as well as dozens of Nobel Prize winners and three of the current Supreme Court Justices.
  4. He’s a Mensch: JGuys have it in their blood to help others and give back to the community. Whether you want to volunteer at a local homeless shelter, clean up your local park or foster a pet, he’ll gladly join in right by your side.
  5. The new vocab: You’ll learn so many fun Yiddish expressions that you’ll be able to kibitz and schmooze with even the best yenta!
  6. He’ll keep you laughing: Whether you’re a fan of the boisterous jokers like Seth Rogen, love endless impressions from Adam Sandler, or want topical humor like that of Comedy Central Host Jon Stewart, there is truly no shortage of funny Jews.
  7. You get to celebrate for eight nights: As the world knows, the celebration of Hanukkah lasts for eight nights. But it’s not just the Festival of Lights that’ you’ll be observing with your JGuy – the Three Pilgrimage Festivals in the spring and High Holidays in the fall are additional meaningful opportunities to gather with family, friends and community members.

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  1. For future reference:
    Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Skylar Astin, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal.

    Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable.

    Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: -Andrew Garfield, Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Ben Foster, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz.

    Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised.

    Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism -Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

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