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YUConnects March 2013 eNewsletter

YUConnects conducts educational studies and develops programs that foster healthy meeting opportunities and relationships toward marriage. With 114 engagements, 2300 members and 90 connectors worldwide, YUConnects arranges hundreds of dates each week as it expands horizons for the Orthodox singles population.


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Sephardi Panoply event


On March 9, YUConnects in partnership with Congregation Shaarei Orah of Teaneck hosted a fantastic multimedia trivia game, "A Sephardi Panoply." Over 75 participants had the chance to meet and mingle in an upscale setting with good food and an interesting program. With many dates flowing from this event and follow-up continuing, YUConnects is grateful for partnerships with caring communities that want to increase match opportunities.

Meet the Matchmaker Night at Shaaray Tefila with SawYouAtSinai

February 11th - The large beautiful basement in Cong. Shaaray Tefila in Lawrence was filled to capacity when over 90 single men and women met with nearly 40 matchmakers (from SawYouAtSinai, YUConnects and local shuls) for comfortable and personal short meetings. By "speed dating with matchmakers" the participants had an opportunity to make connections and convey a bit of their essence which will hopefully yield many targeted suggestions. On average, each attendee met with 6 or 7 matchmakers who eagerly took their information. After the long and busy night, all agreed that the hours were well spent and productive.


Bikur Cholim Lecture at The Seforim Sale

As part of the Seforim Sale events, YUConnects and the Student Medical Ethics Society co-sponsored a fascinating lecture which was open to the entire community and the attendees packed into a large Belfer Hall lecture room on February 14th. "The Dangers of Bikur Cholim- How to do the Mitzvah Right" was given by Rabbi Aaron Glatt, M.D. who conveyed the importance of this mitzvah through humorous anecdotes and halachic insights. The singles that participated had the added benefit of mingling afterwards over refreshments and introducing themselves to the friendly YUConnects Connectors who volunteered their time at the event.


Academic Research and Studies Continue…

With the resources and connections of Yeshiva University at hand, YUConnects staff has been at the forefront of cutting edge research that will enhance future relationship education and matchmaking skills. Together with our S.Daniel Abraham program, we have been collecting data from the Year in Israel Schools on classes they teach relating to dating and marriage. The information will be useful in building future enhanced curriculum. Additionally, an ongoing Matchmaker Success Survey following each engagement will give feedback and helpful direction to the greater Connector community.



Upcoming Events

Join the NORPAC Mission to Washington:
a unique opportunity to help Israel while expanding your social connections.
Early bird deadline ends soon
so sign up today!
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challahSave the Date!
Dine'N'Meet comes to the Heights on Shabbos April 20th.

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Educational Forums

Listen today to great Practical Dating Tips given by Rabbi Josh Blass, Dr. David Pelcovitz and Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, in a special program at Wilf Campus coordinated by SOY.
YUConnects To-Go Part II
LOOK FOR the special edition
YUConnects To-Go Part 2

 being distributed to hundreds of shuls nationwide for Parshat Tazria-Metzorah.
Click here for YUConnects To-Go Part 1

3 ways you can help make matches now!

Our program relies upon generous communal support to continue our activities. Please donate today in the memory of a loved one, to celebrate a simcha or in the merit of someone finding their match. Thank you for your help!

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.


 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 is sponsored by Mimi & Dr. Allan Schachter in honor of the recent marriage of Lois Blumenfeld & Dr. Norman Sohn.
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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