Happy Tu B'Shevat!
Bits & Tips: February 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 

282 Engagements & Counting!

Elinor Massachi  of Passaic, NJ   &
Joshua Keyak  of Fair Lawn, NJ.  
Matched by  Sarah Kohanim.

Leora Moskowitz 
of Flushing, NY &
Boruch Kerzer of Far Rockaway, NY. Matched by  Tamar Gold. 

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

Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

by Rabbi Mordechai I. Willig

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!

YUConnects Bergen County Benefit: Sunday, March 5th, 7:30 pm in Teaneck, NJ
and 
YUConnects Long Island Benefit: Sunday, May 7th, at 9:30 AM 
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
Seforim Sale Symposium:
"Date Night, Done Right"

What:
Entertaining 
panel, including 
Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff, 
Mrs. Mindy Eisenman, 
Shalva & Eli Muschel
When: Saturday night, February 11th at 8:30 PM 
Where: R oom 213, YU's Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave
Who:  Open to all, geared for ages 21 to 33. 
Cost: $10 at the door, includes sushi and snacks!
How: Register   HERE or go to www.yuconnects.com/upcoming-events/
A ny questions? Email mglatt@yu.edu 

YUConnects Meet & Greet at Stern!


What:  Meet & Greet YUConnects staff at Stern! Free pizza
  When: Tuesday, Feb 28th from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm.
Where:  YU's Beren Campus, Yagoda  Commons
Who: All Stern students
For more info:   meisenma@yu.edu

 

DineNMeet: Winter Wonderland Edition!  
What: Friday night   dinner & Oneg. Saturday night soiree.
When: Shabbos, February 10-11
Where: Far             Rockaway, NY
Who: Modern Yeshivish singles ages 21-29
Application Deadline: Monday, February 6th at 1 pm SHARP
Cost: $45
To Apply: Register/login with a Dinenmeet, SYAS or YUConnects account, or email support@dinenmeet.com

Pre-Purim Singles Event 

What: Buffet dinner and entertainment!
When: Sunday, March 5th, 6:00 PM
Where: Marine Park Simcha Hall, 3415 Quentin Road, Brooklyn NY
Who:
Frum singles ages 30-45
Cost: 
For more information: Contact Baila Sebrow at (516) 849-5863 or bsebrow@aol.com


Erev Tu B'Shevat Tiyul in Israel!

What:
Tree planting and guided tour of Neot Kedumim Nature Reserve
When: February 10th, 
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: departing from and returning to the OU Israel Center, Jerusalem
Who:  Young professionals ages 25-45
Cost:  125 NIS (includes light snacks)
More Information: contact JChat at 02-5609110
Monthly Insight 
Professional Op-Ed  
 Keep the Spark Going!
  As a result of being in touch with many site members and frequently arranging dates, I am learning that it is wise to try to keep the first few dates just a couple of days apart. If the first few dates are a week or more apart, it is difficult to build the connection and friendship which is crucial to establishing a lasting relationship. I have seen relationships that have potential fade away because in one month they went out three times--and each date felt like a first date.

  If dating more frequently is not possible, use Skype or phone calls to keep the connection going in between dates. Try not to use text as an alternative, because, as many professionals have concurred, texting is not meant to for the deep meaningful conversations needed to make the special connection!

Contributed by: 
Raquel Betesh
YUConnects Connector
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
Margie Glatt,  Event Coordinator- mglatt@yu.edu
Avigayil Dym,  Admin- abigail.dym@yu.edu
Leba Pollock, Intern- yuconnects@yu.edu