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Danielle Selber

Valentine’s Week at Tribe 12

Hey, it’s nearly Valentine’s Day! Even though we have ~complex feelings~ about the whole concept of Valentine’s, it is a Tribe 12 tradition to go big during it anyway. The…

Meet Board President Rachel Dukeman, Hanukkah Celebration Honoree

In her past life, our in-house matchmaker Danielle Selber was a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Tribe 12 Fellowship and went on to run the Fellowship program for…

Meet Tribe 12 Fellow Jared Jackson, Hanukkah Celebration Honoree

In her past life, our in-house matchmaker Danielle Selber was a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Tribe 12 Fellowship and went on to run the Fellowship program for…

Meet Tribe 12 Fellow Morgan Berman, Hanukkah Celebration Honoree

In her past life, our in-house matchmaker Danielle Selber was a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Tribe 12 Fellowship and went on to run the Fellowship program for…

Meet Tribe 12 Fellow Dave Fine, Hanukkah Celebration Honoree

In her past life, our in-house matchmaker Danielle Selber was a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Tribe 12 Fellowship and went on to run the Fellowship program for…

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Happy National Singles Day! Wait, What Is That?

Our in-house matchmaker Danielle weighs in on how to take this pseudo-holiday as an invitation to stop using ‘single’ as a four letter word.  It’s November 11th — happy National…

Give Back this Thanksgiving Season

Thanksgiving is coming! Like many American holidays, Thanksgiving comes with some complicated historical baggage. Behind the image of warmth, family and food and gratitude, for many lies a long history…

The Problem With Valentine’s Day, According To Our Matchmaker

I am a matchmaker and, it has to be said, a total grinch about Valentine’s Day. I’ve come to realize that this Hallmark holiday is bad for absolutely everyone: the…

To All Our Chris’s This Holiday Season

It’s a running joke for the Tribe 12 staff that every contractor we work with is named Chris. From photographers to tech support to web developers, we somehow end up…

Matchmaking FAQ

Hi, it’s Danielle, your friendly neighborhood matchmaker! Thank you for your interest in Tribe 12’s matchmaking initiative. Let me tell you a bit about it so you can see if…

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Do I Have Too Many Deal Breakers?

When I sit down with someone for a “matchmaking date“, one of the conversations that clocks a fair amount of time is around their deal breakers. I ask about common…

ICYMI: Top Five Philly First Dates

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a reblog and update of the place our matchmaker Danielle deems Philly’s best places for a first date! Waterfront happy hour at Chart House…

Meet Danielle!

Name: Danielle Selber My job at Tribe 12: Assistant Director …But really, I’d describe my role as: Wearing a second hat as ‘in-house matchmaker‘ and connecting like-minded people to each…

Meet Ross!

Name: Ross Berkowitz My job at Tribe 12: CEO …But really, I’d describe my role as: I love and believe in Tribe 12. I make it go. Silly event idea:…

Meet Davinica!

Name: Davinica Nemtzow My job at Tribe 12: LGBTQIA+ Coordinator …But really, I’d describe my role as: Creating a safe space with super chill events for the queer Jewish community Favorite…

Meet India!

Name: India Braver My job at Tribe 12: Engagement Associate …But really, I’d describe my role as: Planning super cool social events and helping people find what they’re looking for…

Meet Polly!

Name: Polly Edelstein My job at Tribe 12: Tribe 12 Fellowship Coordinator …But really, I’d describe my role as: Helping people take their idea, hopes, dreams, side hustle, etc to…

Meet Rachel!

Name: Rachel Abramowitz My job at Tribe 12: Strategic Growth Manager …But really, I’d describe my role as: making sure that everything behind the scenes works so the Tribe 12…

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Is It Important to ‘Date Jewish’?

(Photo from ROI Community on Facebook) Danielle Selber is our in-house matchmaker and she wants to be in your corner. As the only “non-profit matchmaker” in the country, Danielle blends…

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Should I Go on a Second Date?

(Photo by Joshua Ness on Unsplash) Danielle Selber is our in-house matchmaker and she wants to be in your corner. As the only “non-profit matchmaker” in the country, Danielle blends…

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Do I Have Too Many Deal Breakers?

When I sit down with someone for a “matchmaking date“, one of the conversations that clocks a fair amount of time is around their deal breakers. I ask about common…

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The Best First Date in Philly

The moment has arrived. I’m Tribe 12’s in-house matchmaker and it kinda breaks my heart to share my last, best, most perfect date idea to round out our Philly First Date Hacks…

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Three More Foolproof First Dates

With a million holiday parties and cuffing season upon us, it’s definitely time for another installment of our Philly First Date Hacks series! As Tribe 12’s in-house matchmaker, it slightly…

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Four More Great First Dates

It’s your friendly neighborhood matchmaker again! As part of our Philly First Date Hacks series, I’m sharing my trade-secret best first dates over the course of the month. All the…