Bits & Tips: May 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.

Happy Lag B'Omer!

The Long Island Benefit Breakfast on May 7 th
 took place in the home of Sharona and Jeff Weinberg in Woodmere. Over 150 participants came to hear Rabbi Menachem Penner speak about the meaning of "Bashert" and learned about new resources YUConnects offers.
See our growing list of sponsors HERE.  
Add your name by donating here

Thank you to all our supporters!

The Millennial Marriage Proposal
The Millennial Marriage Proposal

Join YUConnects and this could be you!
Sign up today here
Smile of the Month

Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

by Rabbi Allen Schwartz

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

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! 
YUConnects Staff
Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, Director-
Mindy Eisenman, Staff Connector-
Margie Glatt, 
Event Coordinator-
Avigayil Dym,  Admin-
Leba Pollock, Intern-

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upcoming events
Washington Heights Table for 8

Meet singles at a Friday night dinner within a group of 6-8 at various hosts' homes, followed by an Oneg 
When: Friday night, May 19th 
Where:  Washington Heights
Who:  Singles ages 21-33
Cost:  $15
RSVP: Space is limited! Click  here to apply. Deadline to apply: Midnight, May 13, 2017
Organized by local young professionals with assistance from YUConnects
For more information:

Yeshiva University's Annual Shavuos Program!

What: Spend Shavuos with Yeshiva University's President, Roshei Yeshiva, Rebbeim and faculty while enjoying elegant dining and world-class presenters. Includes special programs by YUConnects!
When: May 30th - June 1st
Where: Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, NY
Who: Families and singles welcome!
For more information: Email or call  646.592.4021 Register here   today!

Upon registration, you will be sent details of the various programs offered by YUConnects.
YUConnects & DineNMeet 
Come to Woodmere!

What: Shabbaton in Woodmere for young Machmir professionals, ages 21-27
When: June 16th - 17th
Where: Woodmere
 Stay tuned for more info!


Shabbat Shidduchim!

This Shabbos, Parshas Emor, shuls across the country are focusing on helpful ways to assist singles.  Tell your rabbi or shul president to  sign up with the OU and join the initiative.  

YUConnects is a sponsoring organization.

Read more about it HERE 

Shavuos 2017 in the Catskills!
What:  Hudson Valley Resort & Spa with host "Flakey" Jake, and with Baila Sebrow. 
When:  May 30th - June 4th
Who: Families and special dining area for singles
For More Information: Call 718-436-0682
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 dating a guy who comes from a completely different type of upbringing than mine. His home is what I have always wanted for myself, and, Baruch Hashem, I found th e guy for me. On the outside, it looks like my family lives a glamorous life. We live in a gorgeous home that my mother always redecorates, and we always have important guests over. We all wear expensive clothing, go on exotic vacations, and eat out at fancy restaurants, and my parents are invited to every  simcha in town. 
What people don't know is that my parents hate each other, and the only time my siblings and I feel safe and have peace is when we go away, which is for every holiday, including Pesach. 
Because this guy and I are going to get engaged when we graduate, it is expected that we will be spending Pesach together. My parents invited him to come with us, and he is very excited about it. But I don't want to go with my parents. I want to go to his family and be in their home for Pesach. 

What should I do?

Read Baila's response on page 94 here

Contributed by: 
Baila Sebrow, SYAS Connector
Reprinted from The 5 Towns Jewish Times, April 7th 2017