Bits & Tips: August 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 

266 Engagements & Counting!

Yonina Levin  of Riverdale ,  NY   &
Rafi Strauss  of Staten Island, NY.  
Matched by  Sylvia Handler.

Dana Berg of West Orange, NJ &
Michael Coplin of Hollywood, FL.
Matched by Tova Weinberg.

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

  Check out our new

Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

A Husband's Role 
in Shalom Bayis
by Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger

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 
Advisory Board,
who offer  continuous guidance and support.
Click Here to view our Board.
Center for the Jewish Future
Yeshiva University 
500 W 185th St., Furst Hall 421
New York, New York 10033
212-960-5400 x 6163
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upcoming events


Dating Workshop 
What: A dating workshop for women presented by Dr. Chaya Newman, online matchmaker and educator. 
When: Sunday,  July 31-  2:00-3:30 pm 
Where:  Home of Susie Garber 
147-37 70th Avenue,  Flushing, NY 11367
Ages:  W omen 25+ yrs old
Cost:  $25
To Register:  Pre-registration required.   C all or text  929-244-6813

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: $259 early bird special 

Stay tuned for our YUConnects next social activity, a terrific chessed event in New Jersey, on Sunday,September 25th.
Check our website at the end of August for more information.

For more information on these activities
Monthly Insight 
Professional Op-Ed    
Become the Person
You Want to Attract
A difficulty I encounter with my clients is that people "want it all." While this is a complex topic requiring its own article, people often describe that their match should be very attractive, a high achiever in the religious, academic, and/or financial areas, sensitive, fun/funny, and a number of other positive characteristics. What is interesting is that this expected list leaves no room for this ideal person to have any flaws, any negative characteristics, or anything that needs improvement or growth in his or her personal lives. The question I ask my clients at that point is simple: It's great you want to date a person who is all you described, but are you at such a level that that a person like this would want to date? Are you already the accomplished man or woman whom such an accomplished individual would want to marry?

There is often a mismatch between what we want in a partner, and what we are. There is a famous saying: "People like people who are like themselves." Mr. Perfect will likely want someone who is like him. Ms. Perfect will likely want someone equally attractive, accomplished, respectable, and put together. If you are not what your ideal partner would want, you can either become that person or re-examine your standards. There is no such thing as perfect.

Contributed by:  Yitzi Bardos, Professional Coach
Summer Promotion 
While you eat your ice cream with one hand, fill out your profile with the other! Don't miss out on our 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.
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-
Mindy Eisenman, Staff Connector-
Margie Glatt,  Event Coordinator-
Melissa Pullman,  Admin-