Nadaav Soudry wants a few hot dates in front of a cam­era

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

THIRTY-YEAR-OLD NADAAV Soudry is look­ing for Jewish dates — and calls it work.

Mr Soudry, a free­lance film-maker, is cur­rently di­rect­ing new ITV se­ries A Match Made in Heaven. The seven-part ob­ser­va­tional doc­u­men­tary — to be screened later this year — will fol­low a se­lec­tion of Jews, Chris­tians and Mus­lims as they search for love within their faiths. Fancy it? Mr Soudry is cur­rently cast­ing.

“The idea is to see what is it like liv­ing and dat­ing within eth­nic mi­nori­ties in the UK,” Mr Soudry tells Peo­ple. “I would be in­ter­ested to find out whether peo­ple date for them­selves or for their fam­i­lies.” He ac­knowl­edges there are some peo­ple who pre­fer to find a Jewish part­ner and oth­ers that are not both­ered if they do not. He adds: “It is nice to be in­ves­ti­gat­ing my own cul­ture and trav­el­ling as far a field as North-West Lon­don, Manch­ester and Glas­gow. I think the se­ries will give a pos­i­tive, non-po­lit­i­cal, down-to-earth view of mod­ern Jewish life and the so­cial and cul­tural is­sues af­fect­ing Jews in Bri­tain, but that de­pends on who ap­plies.”

Ap­pli­cants can be of any level of re­li­gious or cul­tural ob­ser­vance, but must be out­go­ing, re­laxed around the cam­eras and will­ing to talk openly about their faith, says Mr Soudry, who has worked on TV brands in­clud­ing ITN, BBC’s Panorama and Blue Peter. He also used to work for Is­raeli ra­dio sta­tion Kol Is­rael.

Home is in High­bury, North Lon­don.

His fa­ther, Aharon Soudry, is a min­is­ter at Gar­net Hill Syn­a­gogue in Glas­gow.

Those in­ter­ested in tak­ing part on-screen should email jew­ish­match@itv.

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