Israel Irenshtain is an International Dating Coach Association (IDCA) certified dating coach and founder of The Dating Academy. Israel was raised in an extremely religious Orthodox community, which saw total separation of the genders. Upon leaving the community, at age 29, Israel had to learn to date from the ground up. Since that time, Israel has devoted his life to the subject of dating and social interaction.
Israel’s extraordinary talent and unique insights have shaped The Dating Academy curriculum and have been key to his unprecedented success. Israel’s ability to listen to his clients, identify challenges, and articulate concrete solutions is the reason many top matchmakers send their clients to The Dating Academy.
Israel’s expertise has been featured in the media including The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, Vanity Fair, Slate, SF Weekly, Good Day New York, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Pix11, and many more. Israel is currently working on his first dating book, slated to be published in 2015.
Israel volunteers with Footsteps, an organization devoted to helping former ultra-Orthodox men and women mainstream into the secular world.
Israel sits on the IDCA executive board and is a key contributor to the IDCA certification program.
Israel is a single dad living in New York City with his two daughters Toby and Sarah.