YUConnects: Helping Orthodox Singles Meet in Challenging Times


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How to Improve the Dating Process at YU

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She holds an MSW from Yeshiva University and a BA in Psychology be new to the dating world after long marriages, wary of dating sites.

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Shidduchim for everyone, by everyone

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Complete forecast. I simply think there are not enough opportunities for singles to meet each other in healthy and appropriate ways. What Creating Connections does is set up social networks for young men and women to personally interact, with the events being run by trained connecters who can then help mentor them during their courtship. The program is an outgrowth of YUConnects, a Yeshiva University program that began as an online dating database for Yeshiva graduates.

Communities hosted co-ed Shabbos luncheons and Shabbatons; held Saturday night activities; and delivered shul drashas focusing on the topic of shidduchim. Over 1, singles took part in the numerous events. The singles merged with another shabbaton that was held at the White Shul for a Saturday night activity. Other Five Towns shuls, like Congregation Beth Sholom, also participated by inviting a speaker to discuss the topics of dating and marriage.

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Different connectors have varying connections with other members so may be in a better position to suggest a match. We are always happy to make recommendations at the YUConnects office and would respond to any email to yuconnects yu. Fees may apply. Have friends who are joining YUConnects? Do YOU want help in maximizing your membership?

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Singles in search of a mate should take advantage of multiple avenues and media, advises Efrat Sobolofsky, who spearheads a social networking group for Jewish singles. Ohr HaTorah in Bergenfield. Sobolofsky, who holds a doctorate in social work, is the director of YUConnects, a Center for the Jewish Future initiative devoted to creating matchmaking opportunities for Orthodox Jewish singles.

The group aims to help YU singles and alumni meet through its Website and events such as barbecues, bowling, chesed projects, and lectures. Rabbi Kenneth Brander, dean of the CJF, said the program is creating healthy social interactions and appropriate places where young men and women can meet. Brander said he hopes the program will eventually help arm singles with the tools for creating stronger relationships. People are not hiring a spouse, they are looking for a soul-mate.

What is wrong if someone you trust suggests going out with a young lady or young man to just try it? This is not like ordering a latte at Starbucks, or picking music for your iPod; people cannot be customized. I can understand the need to be on the same page, but too often, people are looking to be on the same line. As for whether the initiative reinforces negative stereotypes about YU students being overly concerned with dating, Brander said YUConnects offers relief from dating pressure.

The program was launched after Sobolofsky and other communal leaders approached YU President Richard Joel several years ago suggesting that the university help generate more healthy opportunities for young men and women to meet.

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Begun by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future as a service for YU undergraduates, YUConnects is now available to everyone! Advanced online.

Are you ready to find your bashert and get married? Or are you a parent trying to help your grown child find the right person to marry? Marking its th match in only a few years, YUConnects www. She is on a roll since she signed on one year ago. Efrat Sobolofsky, one of the original founders of YUConnects. She attends the trainings, takes her role seriously because she wants to help others and she seeks guidance from the YUConnects staff when needed.

Fenyes began informally matchmaking when she was a student at Touro College. While she may have given some thought to finding her own match, she spent more time focusing on helping others. She married when she was 23 years old and had a son and a daughter who are now young adults, which increased her enthusiasm for matchmaking. She tries to build an open relationship with each of her members where they can reach out to her at any time with anything they need.

She has a knack for never leaving anyone waiting to hear back from her. I am a big believer in promptly responding and I make this a priority.

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I said hello to a former teacher from high school. It essentially means: Hopefully you will reach this milestone soon, too. She meant it honestly and with feeling, without a hint of a raised eyebrow — just pure earnestness in her hope for my future. The situation might even be … dire. The word shidduch is Hebrew for match — plural, shidduchim. Of late, extra money has been offered as an incentive for matches made where the woman is older than the man. It plants the power firmly in their hands.

I guess I should be thankful that the Orthodox Jewish community is aware. Because from my position, the larger sin is its lack of space for single women. The structure of synagogues and actual physical spaces lend themselves almost exclusively to families.

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Stein and his late wife, also named Elizabeth, had been married for nearly 30 years and had three kids together. Her death left the corporate lawyer from Northern Virginia adrift. Starting over in the dating world is never easy. But as dating-site administrators, professional matchmakers, sociologists and couples themselves acknowledge, older adults are more and more willing to try. As life expectancy hits new highs, members of the plus set are looking for a new or second or even third bashert with whom to share those bonus years, increasingly turning to the internet to make it happen.

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