Bits & Tips: May 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 

257 Engagements & Counting!

Daniella Greer of Boca Raton, FL and
Eli Jacobs  of Flushing, NY. Matched by  Devora Shabtai 
and a YUConnects Event!

Rachel Horwitz  of Baltimore ,  MD  and
 Bennett Schwartz  of Staten Island, NY.  Matched by Mindy Eisenman.

Noa Brixhart  of Stockholm, Switzerland and
Oren Hashai  of Netanya, Israel
Matched by  Channie Goldburd.

Adira Reback of Seattle, WA and  
Isaac Hier of Los Angeles, CA. 
Matched by Kim Solomon.

 Mazel tov to all!
to YUConnects in honor of an engaged couple!
Smile of the Month
A recent YUConnects survey asked some women...
"What is  your 
favorite  date idea?"

Here are a few responses:
"visiting any a quarium"
"a scavenger hunt together"
"picnicking  in Central Park"
"anywhere there is food!"
Shiur Spotlight 
of the Month

The Building Blocks of a Healthy Relationship
by Dr. David Pelcovitz

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!

Get a free month gold membership trial with promo code "benefitbreakfast".
Limited time only!
Special thanks to 
the YUConnects 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
upcoming events

Shabbaton in Philadelphia
DineNMeet and YUConnects
Shabbaton in Philadelphia
When: May 13-14th, 2016
Who: Ages 25-35
Cost: $56
To Register: Email

YUConnects Benefit Breakfast

What:   An enjoyable breakfast to support YUConnects. "The Dating Maze: How can Rabbis, Parents, and the Community assist?"
When:  Sunday, May 22nd at 9:30am
Where: H ome of Michelle and Eli Salig 
in Lawrence, NY.
To RSVP:   Click Here
To Donate:  Click Here
To view sponsor listing:  Click Here

YUConnects, DineNMeet, & YI Woodmere Present:
Shabbaton in Woodmere
What: Shabbaton in Woodmere
When:June 3rd-4th
Where: Woodmere, NY
Ages: 22-30
Cost: $45
To apply: Log into YUConnects, SYAS, or dinenmeet acount, or email 

Don't miss out! Engagements were made in each of the past 3 years!

Spend Shavuot with Yeshiva University, featuring our Staff Connector, Mindy Eisenman. Click Here for more information!

While this is not a YUConnects event, we are happy to publicize

The Capital Connection Weekend
What: Shabbaton in Silver Spring, MD
When: May 22nd
Where: Kemp Mill Synagogue.
Ages: 35-50
Cost: $200 before 5/15 


For more information on any of these activities, email  
Monthly Insight 
Professional Op-Ed    
Every Relationship Moves at Its Own Pace

Every couple has to move at a pace that feels right for them, but sometimes, there comes a point when the couple wants to move deeper into the relationship and they just don't know how. We have found that one of the best ways for a couple to get to the next step is to start letting their guards down. We understand that for some people, this isn't easy. 

There are two things we often recommend to couples in this position. The first is asking the partner for help. It is a very healthy thing to say to the person you are dating, "I like the way things are progressing and I am really going to try to open up to you, but I need your help." Opening-up can make a person feel vulnerable, so asking a partner to help support you during this time is crucial.

The second thing we often advise daters is to always give their relationship their best shot. Oftentimes, people are wary to move their relationship to a deeper level because they are afraid of what will happen if the relationship doesn't work out. At some point in a relationship both partners have to decide that they are going to let their guard down and give it their all. If they don't give 100%, they will never know what would have happened if they had just given the relationship a little more of themselves and effort. So don't hold back! 

When a relationship looks like it may be worthwhile, let the person you are dating learn who you really are. We are always available to help members who need dating advice, encouragement, or just need a listening ear.
Contributed by 
YUConnects Connectors: 
Joyce and Nachi Friedman
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-
Ahuva Levine, Intern-