Best wishes to all the students returning to school this week!
Bits & Tips: September 2016 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 

269 Engagements & Counting!

Dalia Lipman  of Riverdale ,  NY   &
Gary Feder  of Woodmere, NY.  
Matched by  Kim Solomon.

Elka Fenyes   of Teaneck, NJ 
Binyomin Barman  of Miami, FL.  Matched by Rachel Cohen. 

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

to use promo code "summer"
for one free month of gold membership!
Promo code is for new members and for previous or current gold members who upgrade to a new gold membership plan.
 
 
Smile of the Month

  Check out our
  
Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

There is No Sanctity Without Preparation: On the Torah Ethics of Dating
by Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter

Click Here to listen to more Shiurim on the YUTorah/YUConnects page
and other dating resources !
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.
YUConnects
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

YUConnects and Yad Leah Present
"Lend a Hand!" 
What:  A n ideal way to spend the Sunday before Rosh Hashana!  Come to a special YUConnects volunteer program  with Yad Leah, the wonderful tzedakah that ships used clothing to Israel.
When: Sunday,    September 25th at 11am
Where:  Passaic, NJ
Who:  Ages 21-29 Machmir
Cost: $20, includes dairy lunch
Apply by Monday September 19th: Click Here
Any Questions?  Call 516-603-8141 or email mglatt@yu.edu


An Evening of Elegance in Lawrence
What:  Annual Barbeque Banquet
When:  August 28th at 6:30pm
Where: 9 Beechwood Drive, Lawrence, NY
Who: Ages 24-38
To RSVP:   BSEBROW@AOL.COM   516-849-5863 





SawYouAtSinai & DineNMeet Present:
Come Back to Camp Shabbaton
What: 3rd Annual "Come Back to Camp" Shabbaton!
Who: Ages 25-39
When: Labor Day Weekend September 2nd- 5th
Where: Camp Seneca Lake, PA
Cost:  $289
Contact:  support@dinenmeet.com


Congregation Aish Kodesh Presents:
Elul Shabbos of Inspiration
What: Inspirational Shabbos for marrieds and singles. Optional YUConnects activity on Shabbos afternoon.
When: September 17th-18th
Where: Woodmere, NY
Who: YU and Stern Students and alumni ages 20-25
Cost: $35, includes all meals, accommodations, plus motzei Shabbos concert with Shlomo Katz!
To Register: Click Here

For more information on these activities
Monthly Insight 
Professional Op-Ed    

Get Love By Giving!

When pursuing and trying to build positive feelings in any relationship, the best way to do so is to look for opportunities to give to the other person. This can be something as small as remembering your match's favorite cereal and bringing it on your next date. 

Rav Dessler describes, in his Sefer Michtav Meliyahu, one of the most essential components for feeling "love" for another person is to look for ways you can give to the other person rather than take.  These small actions lead to great feelings, building a deeper relationship with stronger foundations. 

*Focus on what you can give to the other person and not what they can do for you.*

Contributed by: Avital Mintz, 
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

Read about events, activities and great links for hot topics in dating! 
YUConnects Staff
Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, Director-  esobolof@yu.edu
Mindy Eisenman, Staff Connector-  meisenma@yu.edu
Margie Glatt,  Event Coordinator- mglatt@yu.edu
Melissa Pullman,  Admin- melissa.pullman@yu.edu