Bits & Tips: Summer 2018 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 
330 Engagements & Counting!

Dena Schreiber
of Silver Spring, MD
Shmuel Katz
of Baltimore, MD

Matched by Mrs. Michelle Mond

Katie Fishbein
of Livingston, NJ
Amit Goldstein
of Houston, TX

Matched by
Mrs. Susie Fenyes

Mimi Boim
Jamaica Estates, NY
Dr. Benjamin Parnes
of Woodmere, NY

Matched by Mr. & Mrs. James  & Chani Parnes

Martelle Spiewak
East Brunswick, NJ
Shmueli Berdugo
of Buffalo, NY

Matched by Mrs. Shira Sanders

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


Nice Idea!

10K Batay Yisroel
Click here for more information.

Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

 What is Nissuin?
by Rabbi Jesse Horn

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!
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

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Center for the Jewish Future
Yeshiva University 
500 W 185th St., Furst Hall 419
New York, New York 10033

  upcoming events

 Chesed Event for Young Professionals!
When: Wed., July 25
Who: Ages 25-35
Where: Queens, NY
Deliver Tomchei & Suggest a Match for a friend.
Price:  $18 suggested tzedakah contribution
How:  click here  for more information and to apply. 

Questions? Email or call Marjorie Glatt  at 516-603-8141 


DineNMeet Shabbos Nachamu!

When: Shabbos, July 27-29 
Where:  The Baltimore Harbor, MD
Who:  Ages 26-38
Cost: $325 Double Occupancy / $575 Single Occupancy.
How:  sign up with your SYAS or YUConnects account, and click on DNM on the left. 
Or sign up at  
Questions? (848)202-9573

Back to Camp 2018!
Save the Date
Fri, Aug. 31-Mon, Sept. 3 
Where:  Camp Lavi

Who: 20s & 30s
Questions? (848)202-9573

Professional Insight

Don't Text While Dating
by Goldy Krantz, LMSW

Reprinted from 
Queens Jewish Link

Texting is an issue that I feel strongly about. No, I'm not going to be like Oprah and ask anyone to sign a "No Texting While Driving" agreement - although you shouldn't be doing both at the same time. I have always felt that texting is a great way to ask a simple question or to convey a thought without having to call and have a whole conversation. Just text, "What's Chaya's phone number?" or "I'm running late." Personally, I hate having to have a long conversation if I just need the answer to one question. But there are people who  only text. They don't answer calls or call anyone. There was a whole segment on this topic on one of the radio shows I listen to. The radio host said that he doesn't want to get into long conversations and when he sees that someone is calling him, he'll text back, "What?" He doesn't even listen to voicemail messages: "I'll see that you called and I'll text you back when I get around to it. I don't want to listen to your long-winded messages. I even do that with my mother." Apparently, there are thousands if not millions of people who do this as well.
You can call me old fashioned, but I prefer doing things old-school. If I have to invite people to a gathering, I call them or send an invitation (not an e-vite). I have always mailed thank-you cards within two weeks of receiving a gift. I don't text "Thanks for the gift" two months later - as was done to me, and I had to wonder what gift they were referring to, as I had forgotten about it. I call the host or hostess if I was invited to a simchah or a small get-together within 48 hours of attending, thanking them for inviting me and telling them how much I enjoyed their soiree. This is just how I am. I don't expect others to be the same, but I do expect common courtesy from others when communicating. And from what I am hearing, others expect common courtesy and a phone call when it comes to dating, rather than receiving a text, especially when the relationship is new.
Click HERE to read the full article.
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! 
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Special thanks to the 
Advisory Board,
who offer  continuous guidance and support.
Click Here to view our Board.
YUConnects Staff

Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, 

Mindy Eisenman, Staff Connector-

Marjorie Glatt, 
Event Coordinator-

Rachel Novick,