“We like to think of ‘Soon by You’ as a show with characters who happen to be Jewish instead of as a Jewish show,” she says, pointing out that the show has been likened to a kosher version of “Friends.” “I think almost everyone can relate to some of the awkward moments the characters on the show experience in dating.Dating for everyone is ultimately about connecting to another person, it’s just that in the Orthodox world there is the added pressure to date for marriage and family, and to be quick about it.” In “The Setup,” much of the comedy and drama revolves around the multiple “bathroom breaks” that Sarah F.The article detailed a young woman's experience dating in the Modern Orthodox world and her struggle juggling both the pressure to get married and her desire to succeed in school.She wrote, "Whether or not you agree with system, the system remains the same." The "system" to which this woman referred is the Orthodox Jewish world of dating and all of the pressure it exerts on those attempting to navigate through it.The premier episode captured “Best Short” award at the Washington Jewish Film Festival 2016, was an official selection of the L. Jewish Film Festival, and won several other indie film awards.
Imagine this scenario: A young woman, Sarah, is waiting to meet her matchmaker-arranged date at a Manhattan restaurant.
The writer of the dating-article helps highlight a significant problem within our community.
I believe that the first step toward remedying the problem should be increasing the awareness of the issue through open dialogue.
and David take at the same time, furtively continuing their conversation outside the restrooms, neither wanting to return to their actual dates.
David is played by Danny Hoffman, who is also a co-writer and co-producer of the show.