Bits & Tips: February 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 

238 Engagements & Counting...

Leah Smith of Brooklyn, NY and  Donni Pollack of New York, NY. Matched by   Mrs. Shoshi Butler.

Aliza Loshinsky  of Brooklyn, NY and  Moshe Zupnick
of Lawrence, NY. Matched by 
Mrs. Raquel Betesh.

Juliet Meir of Hollywood, FL and 
Joshua Nissel  of Queens, NY. Matched by Mrs. Kim Solomon.

Elana of Montreal, Canada and Eitan of Chicago, IL. Matched by  
Mrs. Shifra Garber.

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

Benefit Evening 
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Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

The Key to a 
Happy Marriage 
by Rabbi Yehudah Willig

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

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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

upcoming events
Rabbi David Fohrman @ Seforim Sale
Where: 12th floor, Belfer Hall, YU Uptown Campus
What: Fascinating interactive lecture and video clip, Sushi and snacks!
When:  Wednesday, February 10th at 8pm
Who:  22-32 year olds, open to all
How: Registration in advance appreciated.   Click Here
Any questions, email

What:  FREE genetic testing, screening for over 100 disease. Saliva samples are used for testing. 
How: Register at,
select YU/Stern from the 'how did you hear about us,' and enter 'YU2016'.

DineNMeet: Winter Wonderland Edition!
What:  Friday night dinner & oneg, Saturday night soiree.
When:   Shabbos, February 19-20
Where:   Far Rockaway, NY
Who: Modern Yeshivish Ages 24-34 
Application Deadline:   Monday, February 15th at 1pm
Notification Date: Tuesday, February 16th
Cost:  $45
How:  Register/login with your YUConnects account or email

It's Your Destiny Singles Event
When:  Saturday night, February 6, 2016 at 8 PM  
Who: 30's-40's  Modern Orthodox
Where: Temple Israel, Lawrence, NY. Sponsored by Sheff Sisters and the Gural JCC.
Cost: $20

How : Register at .
For more information contact Bonnie@917-902-8873.
For more information on any of these activities, email 

Tips From the Trenches    
A common saying is "no one is perfect." Yes, no one is perfect. As a connector and a psychologist, please allow me to offer that in the world of dating, relationships, marriages, and life, "perfect" can be subjective. A perfect match for you might not be perfect for someone else. I would like to offer that we (connectors and members) get rid of the notion of "absolute perfection." We should aim to work together to respectfully empower members to seek their own harmonious (note choice of word) match, leading to husband and wife negotiating and creating beautiful and loving camaraderie ad meah ve'esrim.

Contributed by: Dr. Resa Fogel, Ph.D.
Contact information:  (973) 931-8696
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

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