242 Engagements & Counting!
Shani Horwitz of Rananna, Israel and
Ben Goldshtein of Bnei Brak, Israel. Matched by
Ahuva Weltman of Los Angeles, CA and
Naftali Hirschberg of Dallas, TX.
of Hollis, NY.
of Passaic, NJ and
of Woodmere, NY.
Mazel tov to all!
to YUConnects in honor of an engaged couple!
Join over 200 YUConnects and SawYouAtSinai members who have already contributed toward Purim baskets for their favorite Connectors.
An easy and great way to show your gratitude for their continuous help and dedication!
Smile of the Month!
"Date someone who gives you the same feeling as when you see your food coming at the restaurant!"
New Student Intern!
Hi Everyone, my name is
Ahuva (Goldstein) Levine
and I am the spring student intern here at YUConnects. I am married and have an adorable six month old little boy, named Ephraim. I am getting a masters in Mental Health Counseling from LIU Post and will be graduating this summer. I love to cook and am always on the lookout for new recipes to try. I enjoy working in the YUConnects office and look forward to meeting any members.
Monday through Thursday. Feel free to contact me through the site or call at:
of the Month
Looking for Love
All the Right Places
by Shani Taragin
to listen to more Shuirim on the YUTorah/YUConnects page
Our Bergen County Benefit
was a huge success.
Help Us Make More Matches!
Have friends who are joining YUConnects?
Do YOU want help in maximizing your membership?
Check out these
Read about events, activities and great links for hot topics in dating!
at Stern College
Making the Connection: Dispelling Relationship Myths in Dating, Marriage, and Abuse.
When: Tuesday, March 1st at 7:30pm- 9:00pm
Yagoda Commons, Beren Campus, Stern College
DRS/SKA Alumni Trivia Night
What: Reconnect with Rabbeim, teachers, and friends at an Interactive multimedia trivia game with sushi & a dairy buffet!
When: March 5th at 8:30pm
Where: 5 Towns-SKA High School
Who: Classes of 2007-2012 of DRS/SKA H.S.
Meet the Matchmaker Night
Meet multiple matchmakers during a 45 minute session
When: Monday, March 14th at 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Who: 20 to 39 yrs old
Where: Young Israel of Woodmere
Cost: Free for preregisters and $10 at the door
Limited spots available.
To register: Email your first and last name, telephone number, your YUConnects or Saw You At Sinai username if you are already a member to MeettheMatchmaker@SawYouAtSinai.com
JICNY Connections Mega-Event
What: A night with Ronn Torossian, mixology, and gourmet desserts!
When: Sunday, Feb. 28th at 7:00pm
Who: 35-50 yrs old
Where: Upper West Side, NYC
Cost: $36 online and $50 at the door.
Wesley Hills Shabbaton
When: March 11th- 12th
Who: Modern Orthodox Machmir Singles, ages 25-35
Cost: $136 for registration before March 1st.
To Register: www.mvpevents.info
To Text or Not To Text...
I, personally, like texting. It is far less intrusive than phone calls to receive, you can think of how you want to phrase things when you're the writer, you can even correct what you want as you go along, and you know you are not bothering the recipient.
That said, my daily life is still 90% personal contact as I am a therapist. So from my own experience, like everything else, using texting versus talking is a matter of balance. For example, I would not tell a client of mine something by text that would surprise him or her emotionally. Nor would I say anything that could be construed as hurtful.
So what is okay to text?
I remember someone I know came home from his first date with the girl who later became his wife. He was grinning from ear to ear. I think he just "knew." He told me he didn't even bother with the matchmaker at that point; he texted the girl for a second date as he was on his way home. He figured that it would afford her a little protection because she could always decide not to reply if she didn't want to. She did reply, and the rest, with two (very cute) children later, is history. Clearly, that worked for him!
Texting is great when just starting a new relationship to:
1. schedule times and places to meet
2. talk about particulars of what to do
3. exchange necessary information
Never end a relationship by text. Being rejected through the cold silence of a cell phone can be very hurtful and not show the "mentchlichkeit" that we all wish to display.
And, naturally, texting isn't the proper forum for a deeper, and more meaningful, conversation. Nothing connects as well as face-to-face meetings where body language assists in conveying the proper message.
Let's all take advantage of the positive aspects of texting and maximize this useful tool when developing relationships.
Dr. Deb Hirschhorn, Ph.D.
Contact information: 646-543-7332
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