Bits & Tips: June 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.

290 Engagements & Counting!

 Mazel tov to all!
to YUConnects in honor of an engaged couple!
Interested in joining?
Hurry!  Offer  ends June 12th.
Limited time offer!
 One month free trial membership in honor of Shavuos! 

Use promo code: YUTORAH

Promotional code applies to new membership or Gold renewal only.
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Smile of the Month

Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

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Refer to our  "Accepting A Match" tutorial for further help!
Special thanks to the 
Advisory Board,
who offer  continuous guidance and support.
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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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upcoming events
Shabbos in Woodmere!

With YUConnects, DineNMeet, and Young Israel of Woodmere

What:  Friday night dinner, Shabbos day oneg & shalosh seudas leading into musical Havdalah

When:  Shabbos, June 16-  17 
Where:   Woodmere, NY
Who: " Machmir" young professionals Ages 21-26
Application Deadline:  Monday, June 12th at 1pm
Notification Date: Tuesday, June 13th
Cost:  Only  $45
Sign up:   Register/login with a  DineNMeet SYAS  or   YUConnects  account and click DineNMeet on the left to apply
Sleeping & lunch accommodations are available. Apply for more information. Updates and more info on Facebook!
Questions: or 848-202-9573 


Riverdale Royale Shabbaton!
Presented by The Shidduch Project

What:  Friday night Oneg, Mixers, Ice Breakers, and Round Robin Table Speed-Dating, Shabbos afternoon activities, and a Havdalah Kumzits.
When: July 7-8
Where: Riverdale Jewish Center
For more information and to apply: Contact or call 201-522-4776 
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

Monthly Insight
Professional Op-Ed

I'm Dated out!
Abridged from,
By Esther Mann, LCSW & Jennifer Mann, LCSW

Question:  I am twenty-three years old and have been dating for four years now.  Thank G-d, because my parents know a lot of people and I guess you could say we are all well connected, I'm been constantly busy. Busier than anyone should have to be.
   At the beginning it was actually fun. I was excited about going out on a date. Meeting someone new.  Wondering if the young man ringing my doorbell would turn out to be my "bashert." It felt exciting and even romantic.  Or maybe just romantic in my head, because in fact, it really wasn't ever actually romantic.
   At the beginning, I had a ball constantly shopping, buying outfits that normally my mother would never have splurged on.  It was just as much fun going through my closet and figuring out what to wear, which shoes looked best, which bag to accent the outfit.   Sometimes I'd even have my hair and make-up done professionally.  Well, once in a while, when the "shidduch" was considered to be particularly fantastic (or so I was told.) 
   Navidaters - what should I do?  This dating pressure has really taken a toll on me and I just can't go on.  No, I don't want to be single, but I do want a miracle to happen and to just wake up one morning and find myself married to the most wonderful man.  I guess I still believe in fairy tales.

Read the entire dilemma and the answer from 
The Navidaters here
Reprinted with permission
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-
Mindy Eisenman, Staff Connector-
Margie Glatt,  Event Coordinator-
Avigayil Dym,  Admin-