Bits & Tips: July 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 

291 Engagements & Counting!

Lea Meir
of Hollywood, FL
Joel Rosenfeld
of Davie, FL. 
Matched by Raquel Betesh.

Nechama Posner
of Woodmere, NY
Nesanel Baida
of Bergenfield, NJ. 
Matched by  Mindy Eisenman.

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

YUConnects/DineNMeet Shabbos in June with Young Israel of Woodmere was a grand success! 64 participants, 15 mutual matches already with tons of dating requests! Read more about it at The Jewish Home  here (p. 44)
Smile of the Month

Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

by Rabbi Reuven Taragin

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

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Breakthrough Dating

What:  Full-day program including workshops, swimming, giveaways, and a BBQ dinner.
When:  July 16th
Where: Wesley Hills, NY
Who:  Orthodox women ages 24-32
Cost:  $129 per person or $99 if you sign up with a friend.

For More Information: email  

STAY TUNED!   YUConnects "Taste n' Tour" of the Lower East Side.  
See where it all began on Sunday August 27th while noshing and networking.   Check our website in upcoming weeks.

Don't miss the fun web "dramedy"
"Soon By You"!

Laugh and learn with this Kosher version of "Friends." In this series, s ix 20-something, Upper West Side singles navigate their way past irritating roommates, overbearing relatives and technological mishaps. Read more about it here.
Monthly Insight: 
Professional Op-ed
Dating Intervention 

Question:  Dear Rosie and Sherry,
My friend Brian is in an unhealthy relationship. His girlfriend is controlling and possessive; she won't allow him to talk to me anymore because she says I "flirt" with him (Brian and I have been friends for the last 10 years and are just friends), and she is constantly getting angry at him. She tells him he cannot hang out with his friends anymore on the weekends and when she and Brian are amongst a group of people, she does not allow other people to talk to him.
Among other things, many of Brian's friends have noticed this behavior and have voiced concern to him. He admits he is in an unhealthy relationship, yet he doesn't believe he will be able to find anyone else who will love him. I heard recently that they are planning on getting engaged. On one hand, I care deeply about my friend, but on the other hand I realize that it is his choice what to do with his life. Should I just be happy for them? At a certain point is this none of my business?

Read Rosie and Sherry's answer here

SUN - Singles Uniting Network 
New initiative to help singles in your community!

What: Periodic meetings of singles to network and act as matchmakers for each other. 
Where: Each Shul will appoint a facilitator who will run and host the meetings of singles at their home
For more information: read the article  here and contact David Katzoff at

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, 

Mindy Eisenman, Staff Connector-

Marjorie Glatt, 
Event Coordinator-