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YUConnects December 2012 eNewsletter
Celebrating our 100th match

Mazel Tov on our 100th marriage milestone -
200 happy men and women who found each other through our program!

Mazel Tov to Olivia Deutsch and Brandon Jerome on their engagement and marriage!
Mazel Tov to our 
Staff Connector, Mindy Eisenman, on making the match! 

In 4 short years of existence, YUConnects now has made more than 100 engagements, has 2200 members,
90 connectors worldwide, and arranges hundreds of dates each week! At the forefront of academic research and educational forums, YUConnects continues to open barriers and expand horizons for the Orthodox singles population.

Is This Normal Event at Stern College

One girlfriend verbally bullies another. A college student grapples with credit card bills and a high maintenance girlfriend. A mother discusses personal marital conflicts with her single daughter. These scenarios were some of those analyzed in fascinating conversations that took place in Koch Auditorium on Tuesday, November 13th.“Is This Normal?: Tips on the Relationships in our Lives” was a unique program in which Stern students had the opportunity to view short video clips featuring actresses from Stern’s Dramatic Society highlighting a variety of common relationship issues. Animated discussions followed, led by expert facilitators from Project S.A.R.A.H.,in which the women were eager to present their opinions on what they saw. YUConnects, which is at the forefront of academic research and educational programming focusing on healthy relationships, organized the event in collaboration with YU’s Counseling Center, Office of Student Life, TAC, Student Council, Syms Student Council, Psychology Club and Dramatics Society.

Shiur and Sushi Monthly Series

There are voices in the Heights…and they usually center around fascinating discussions on the shiurim of YUConnects’ monthly “Shiur and Sushi” series. Men and women gather in the comfortable living room of Rabbi Akiva and Chaya Sima Koenigsberg on Bennett Avenue to hear a lecture by a noted Rosh Yeshiva or Rebbe. Following the interactive shiur, sushi and sweets are served thereby facilitating further natural meeting opportunities. For a chance to sponsor this or similar singles events, please donate through our giving page.

Education, Seminars, & Workshops continue

Our office is happy to partner with the noted "Relationship Couple"- Rabbi Shmuel and Dr. Chani Maybruch, both experienced educators, who host fascinating workshops for our members called "From 'One and Done' to 'Found the One'"...Ways to Navigate the Dating Maze. This three-part series, geared separately for men and women, will take place this Winter and registration information can be obtained by emailing

Our staff is always “on the go!” Recent YUConnects lectures offered insights into the dating realm through gatherings at Ohr Naava in Monsey, at a Torah-in-Motion conference in Connecticut and via a worldwide Webinar on relationships offered by the CJF’s Rabbinic Certificate Program.

do you have what it takes?

Become a YUConnects volunteer "connector" to change someone's life and your own!

Similar to the successful September Five Towns event in the home of Tobi and Avromie Fein, YUConnects is offering a Special Connector Support Evening on January 7th. Sharon and Sinclair Haberman are graciously hosting the night in their Upper West Side apartment for intense computer training for our new group of matchmakers who benefit from the online skills and professional pointers offered by Rachel Skydell, an experienced Connector. Simultaneously, we will feature a terrific brainstorming session for veteran matchmakers who can make targeted suggestions from their members and serve as friendly mentors to the new recruits. To see if YOU have what it takes and want to join our matchmaking family, click here.
In celebration
of our 100th+!
Give us a try…it's free!
See special promotion below for limited time offer in registering.

Plus more
: Those who register (AND- those who are listed as referring friends) are entered into our Remarkable Restaurant Giveaway with a chance to win gift certificates for local eateries. Simply register for the website by December 31st to become eligible for these great prizes.

The Hunt @ GrandUpcoming singles activities in the next few months include “The Hunt @ Grand” a unique scavenger hunt at Grand Central Terminal and a Sephardic Cultural Event in New Jersey.
Stay tuned to our webpage for more details

YUConnects To-Go Part I
LOOK FOR the special edition YUConnects To-Go booklet being distributed to hundreds of shuls nationwide on December 22nd.
This is an outstanding sponsorship opportunity. Click here to view the Table of Contents as a sneak peek into this publication. Click here to view the current sponsorship list and join the dedication for To-Go Part 2 coming in February.

3 ways you can help make matches now!

YUConnects in the news
Click here to read about
"A Community's Opportunity"
article published recently in
local papers.
The piece highlights ways shuls or communities can become proactive in creating more matches for the single members of
their area.

Sign up today for the YUConnects on-line matchmaking site.
YUConnects is open to YU Students, alumni and the entire community.
YU and Stern undergraduates can join for free. Alumni and non-YU students,
use the marketing code
 "yuconnects1" and earn a month of free membership.
Promotional code valid through December 31st 

Happy Chanuka YUConnects Staff
Tova Klapper, Administrator
Mindy Eisenman, Staff Connector
Marjorie Glatt, Special Projects Coordinator
Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, Director

YUConnects Advisory Council Members

Daniel and Michelle Berman, Sharon Blumenthal, Michael Feldstein,
Dov and Naomi Greenblatt, Sharon Haberman, Charlie Harary, Tova Koenigsberg,
Cheryl Nagel, Henry Orlinsky, Dr. David Pelcovitz

This newsletter was sponsored by Esther and Yaakov Jaffe
To sponsor upcoming newsletters or events please see our giving page

YUConnects, a Project of Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future
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