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Bits & Tips: August 2017 Edition
YUConnects offers unique social events, targeted matchmaking and educational programs to foster healthy relationships toward marriage. 
It is self-funded and open to the entire Jewish community.
Recent Engagements 

293 Engagements & Counting!

Dassi Leiberman
of Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel
&
Amichai Spigler
of Raanana, Israel

Matched by Susie Fenyes

 Mazel tov to all!
to YUConnects in honor of an engaged couple!

Smile of the Month

Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

 Is There a Mitzva To Arrange Shidduchim?
by Rabbi Michael Taubes

Click Here to listen to more Shiurim on the YUTorah/YUConnects page
and other dating resources !
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Help Us Make More Matches!
 

Have friends who are joining YUConnects?

Do YOU want help in maximizing your membership?

Check out these 
Refer to our  "Accepting A Match" tutorial for further help!
Special thanks to the 
YUConnects 
Advisory Board,
who offer  continuous guidance and support.
Click Here to view our Board.
Read about events, activities and great links for hot topics in dating! 

Center for the Jewish Future
Yeshiva University 
500 W 185th St., Furst Hall 421
New York, New York 10033
212-960-5400 x 6163
yuconnects@yu.edu

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upcoming events
A "TASTE" OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE

What:  Amazing Taste n' Tour of the Lower East Side. For foodies and those who love to explore!

When:  Sunday, August 27th @ 10:30 a.m.




Where: Lower East Side.  Exact meeting location and transportation options upon acceptance
Who:  Orthodox singles ages 30 - 40
Cost:   Only $20 (payable at event)
Limited space!  Applications only until 8/20

APPLY NOW!

For More Information:
email mglatt@yu.edu or call 516-603-8141


Labor Day Weekend Blast!
Back to Camp @ Camp Lavi!
For: 20s and 30s, Modox
Contact support@dinenmeet.com or call
848-202-9573



SINGLES BBQ with BAILA SEBROW
August 27th at 6:30 pm
Cost:  $36
For: 
ages 24 - 38
Where:  Renov home in Lawrence
Contact bsebrow@aol.com

Monthly Insight: 
Professional Op-ed
 
Relationship Worth Saving? 
by Baila Sebrow

Question:  Dear Baila,

I have been dating a guy for over six months, but I feel very mixed up about where I stand with him. One day I'm on top of the world, thinking everything is going well, and the next day I feel like I don't matter to him. I get the hot-and-cold treatment from him, and it's really driving me crazy-and lately it's been more cold than hot.

We first met through a shadchan. Things were going so well that we dropped the shadchan after the second date, and we then arranged our own dates. But then, without warning, he changed. At first I thought he wanted to break up with me, because he started acting so cold. For example, he'd say that he would call, and then I would not hear from him. Then, out of the blue, he calls. Sometimes when I call him, he acts like I'm interrupting him, even when I know that I am not.

It's the same with our dates. Sometimes he even cancels dates right before I expect him to show up. One time I was waiting for him to pick me up for a date, and I was wondering where he was because he was so late already. I thought something bad had happened to him. He later called to say that something came up and he couldn't make it.

Some people tell me to drop him, but I can't. My friends all say that I shouldn't be so available to him, and that it might help if I play hard-to-get. The thing is that when we are together, he is so good to me that I forget what he does other times. I wish I knew what he is thinking, but I'm too scared to ask him. Is there a way to get him to be more into the relationship like he used to be in the beginning?

Read Baila's answer HERE

YUConnects Pay It ForWed
Did you know that YUConnects has many resources for newly engaged couples? Check out our website to see what we offer. And, your donation to our non-profit will entitle you to unique tefilla cards for use at your chuppa. Should you be blessed with making a Simcha, your support of YUConnects can ensure others benefit as well. What a beautiful way to " Pay it ForWed!
Wedding Checklist  for the Wedding Day 
Beautiful Tefilla Cards  f or use at the Chuppah  Ceremony 
* A List of Kallah and Chosson Teachers  within your  community. Call our office for recommendations. 
Tribute Cards  to give in celebration of the big day


YUConnects Staff

Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, 
Director-  esobolof@yu.edu

Mindy Eisenman, Staff Connector-  meisenma@yu.edu

Marjorie Glatt, 
Event Coordinator- mglatt@yu.edu