Dear JDate,

cont-mt-sheryl-ronOnce in a while,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.

On Jan 13, 2008 our paths crossed for the very first time.

On Jan 13, 2009 we committed to each other for the rest of our lives!

On our first date, we spent an hour together in Starbucks and from that moment on, our souls began to intertwine. It did not take us long to realize that what was happening between us was real. In fact, after our third date, Ron sent me an email saying that he thought “we were falling for each other.” He was right, our souls were talking to each other. On about the fifth date (and by the way, dates for us were not the normal dinner dates, but rather spending full days together), we were sitting on the couch having one of our in-depth conversations and Ron said to me, “I think we are going to get married one day.”

On Jan 13, 2009, in a barn in New Marlborough, MA, we exchanged vows and became husband and wife.

Sheryl & Ron
Copake, New York

Sheryl and Ron were featured in the New York Times article, “His 50 First Dates (or in Her Case, 3).” Read all about this remarkable couple.


An Update from Sheryl & Ron:

When Sheryl and Ron got married in 2009, it was the beginning of a process that would lead them to the impoverished but magical land of Ethiopia! Once there, these two adopted a little boy named Abel (Ah-bel). He is a bright and bubbly kid with a jump-into-life-headfirst zest for life.

Ron and Sheryl spoke a bit about what motivated them to make such a dramatic addition to their marriage. Sheryl was born in South Africa and witnessed the poverty and suffering of black South Africans. “I think I always knew that one day I wanted to adopt a child from Africa.” This, coupled with their connection from afar to the airlift of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, made Ethiopia an obvious choice.

Today Ron, Sheryl, and Abelli (as he is called) live on a pond in upstate New York and are living their personal fairytale together! They are committed to helping with the poverty in Ethiopia and are raising money through their non-profit organization, the Power of Peace to bring clean water to what they believe to be “The Forgotten People of Korah”


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