In early 2021, SHALVA hosted a beta test with 14 couples in our community to test the new content being created for Seven Circles. We knew we needed to hear from real couples to understand if we were building something they actually wanted!
Participants ranged in age (24-34), Jewish affiliation (modern orthodox to not Jewish and in an interfaith relationship), and length of relationship (2 months - 7.5 years). We shared 3 sections of content with them and got incredible feedback.
From this diverse set of beta test couples, we hoped to narrow down who to advertise this program to. The opposite happened! We heard from our couples that every individual and every relationship is so unique, and it should be up to the couple to decide whether they are ready for the program and it’s up to us at SHALVA to provide the information for them to make that decision. This is why we’ve built a brand new website about Seven Circles and why, especially as we are just launching, interested couples should join an info session.
While each couple had a unique experience, there were also some themes that popped up over and over again:
Having structured, uninterrupted, private time together was special.
This was an opportunity to deepen the conversation around important topics, even if they had talked about them before.
Feeling more deeply connected at the end of each section.
Many of our beta testers have chosen to participate in the full program and now you can, too! Share Seven Circles with a Jewish couple who would love this opportunity. Check out our new website and join our next info session.