Bits & Tips: Winter 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 
We have reached a milestone!
316 Engagements & Counting!

Eliana Bessler
of Teaneck, NJ
Joseph Segal
of Pittsburgh, PA

Matched by Dr. Tova Weinberg

Yonati Haymov
of Cedarhurst, NY
Daniel Shenkman
of Teaneck, NJ

Matched by Mrs. Ayelet Pottash

Dr. Meira Abramowitz
of Brooklyn, NY
Mr. Shmuel Tyszler
of Bronx, NY

Matched by Mrs. Raizy Stein

Bassy Schwartz
of Lawrence, NY
Sammy Schwartz
of Englewood, NJ

Matched by Mrs. Judith Hecht

Tifra Bernard
of Baltimore, MD
Gideon Turk
of New York, NY

Matched by  Sylvia Handler

Hendel Seif
of Monsey, New York
Ezra-Shimon Rosenfeld
of Baltimore, MD

Matched by  Mrs. Kim Solomon

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

by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

 Split Loyalties, Love and Pain
by Rabbi Ya'akov Trump

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

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!
Read about events, activities and great links for hot topics in dating! 
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 421
New York, New York 10033
212-960-5400 x 6163

  upcoming events
YU Seforim Sale Event!
When: Wednesday, Feb. 7
Who: Ages 21-33
Where: Belfer Hall, YU
Price:  $10
How:  click here to register  
(212)960-5400 ext. 6163 

                          DineNMeet Shabbaton!

When : Shabbos February 9-10
Who: Ages 27-35
Where: Stamford, CT
Price:  $45
Application deadline Monday, Feb.5

How:  email Steve

                         Pre-Pesach Shiur 
When: Motzei Shabbos, 
March 10, 2018
Who: College-age and young professionals
Where: Congregation Bnai Yesuun
Event and Chinese Food Buffet are free !
CLICK HERE to register
Questions- 212-960-5400 x 6163

                      Pre-Purim  Blast!
When:  Sun.,  Feb. 25,  2018
Where:   Kingsway Jewish Center Ballroom
2902 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY
Who:  Ages 30-45
Cost: $36
Contact: Baila Sebrow (516)849-5863 BSEBROW@AOL.COM


Professional Insight

by Baila Sebrow
originally posted in the Five Towns Jewish Times "Dating Forum"
reprinted with permission

I never have a problem getting a date. But it never progresses to a second date. Sometimes I think that I must be doing something wrong. It's not my imagination-the guys I like say "no" to going out with me again. The reasons I get are confusing. 

No matter what I do, I always seem to go wrong. Some complain that I am too "jappy" or high-maintenance when I am dressed up. One guy even complained that I wore too much makeup and that he was embarrassed to be seen with me. All I wore that night was mascara and lipstick! If I'm dressed more casual, they say I'm plain-looking. When we have a conversation, if it looks like I'm winning on a topic, they say I'm too judgmental. If I don't say much, they think I'm not smart enough.

I want guys to like me. I asked advice of everyone I know who's married. But their advice never works for me. So, what makes a guy tick? How can I get a guy to go crazy over me?

Click HERE for Baila's response.

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

 Winter Promotion

Please use the promotion code of " winter
when registering on 

The code will offer a free month for any new member to YUConnects and a free bonus month with any new paid membership to existing members. 

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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,

Elizabeth Schwartz
Social Work Intern