Bits & Tips: November 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 

272 Engagements & Counting!

Brit Yitzhak  of Philadelphia ,  PA   &
Elad Siman Tov  of Miami, FL.  
Matched by  Raquel Betesh.
 Mazel tov to all!
to YUConnects in honor of an engaged couple!
Smile of the Month

Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

Shmiras HaLashon and Shidduchim
by Rabbi Dovid Cohen

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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upcoming events
YUConnects Presents
Meet the Connector Night for Men!

What: A great way to meet multiple Matchmakers and get targeted matches!
Plus free Chinese food!
Who: for single men (Members and Non-members)
When: Wed., Nov. 2nd at 7:30pm- 10:00pm
Where: MTA Basement/ YU Wilf Campus
To Register: email for a registration form.


YUConnects social event in Jerusalem, Israel! December 8, 2016 

For more information: Email



Stay tuned for...

Meet the Connector Night for Women

Shabbaton in Lawrence, NY

What: Shabbaton in Lawrence, NY.
When: November 18-19
Who: Ages 40-55
More Information: call Baila Sebrow at 516-849-5863
or email:

Monthly Insight 
Professional Op-Ed    
How to Ask Mutual Friends 
about a Potential Match 
It is always good (and exciting!) when you learn that you share a mutual friend (or two) with a potential match idea. It gives you a chance to hear more about the match from someone you know and possibly trust. Here comes the challenge: when that mutual, trusted friend says, and they often do, "I do not see you two together," you automatically want to decline. 

Wait, let's take a step back. When asking mutual friends about a match idea, we should remember that just because they know both of you, that does not necessarily mean that they can determine if you are a good match! How many happy couples have we all seen that we never would have joined together? It happens! Before you speak to the mutual friend (or any reference), think about what you would like to know and some questions that will help you decide. Then focus on those specific questions, rather than generally asking, "Do you see us together?" And, regardless of what that mutual friend thinks, it does not guarantee the suitability of the idea. After all, you know people from various stages of your life: childhood, high school, college and beyond. You reveal different parts of yourself to different people at these various times. So, ask away and learn what you can from someone you trust about a match idea. Make the decision to meet him or her based on the totality of what you heard about the person, not simply whether someone else thinks its suitable idea or not.
Good luck! 
Contributed by: Raquel Betesh
YUConnects Connector
 Meet the new YUConnects Intern!
Hi Everyone, my name is Leba (Rauch) Pollock and I am a student intern here at YUConnects. After graduating Stern with a BA in Judaic Studies, I am currently pursuing my masters degree at Wurzweiler School of Social Work. I love sleep-away camp, especially Camp Morasha. I have been going there every summer since I was 8. I am married and have a delicious seven month old little girl, named Baylee.I enjoy working in the YUConnects office and look forward to meeting members. I work Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Feel free to contact me through the site or call 212-960-5400 ext 6163.
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-
Melissa Pullman,  Admin-
Leba Pollock, Intern-