Nearly 70 young men and women participated in the Shabbaton at Cong. Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck with terrific results! With an interactive Friday night symposium “A Jew in the the Workplace,” a relaxed Shalosh Seudot at the home of the Orlinsky family and an exciting dairy melava Malka with six stations of game challenges, the attendees had opportunities to meet and network. Many dates have resulted already from this beautiful weekend which was a direct result of the sponsorship of our lead supporters, Lois Blumenfeld, Dr. Norman Sohn and other generous community donors (click here to see donor list). Rav Hershel Schachter, Dr. David Pelcovitz & Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt gave community wide shiurim which were of course excellent and very well attended.
The Shenk Shul was packed with over 100 women on this autumn evening as Rav Mordechai Willig offered Torah insight into their ongoing search for a match. Mrs. Deena Schoonmaker then provided practical advice for facing issues that often come up in dating, such as opening-up in relationships, deal breakers and red flags in dating. Click here to listen Rav Willig’s and Mrs. Deena Schoonmaker’s shiurim. This event was co-sponored with Shenk addressing the numerous requests for educational forums coming from our graduates and other residents in the Washington Heights community.
An educational event for the undergraduate men at Yeshiva University’s Wilf campus that featured 3 fascinating video clips on relationship traps and family clashes. Rav Moshe Weinberger, Mashpia at Yeshiva University introduced the evening. Professional facilitators from the Counseling Center and YUConnects led dynamic discussions about the films produced by Project SARAH with YU’s Drama Society. Engaging and eye-opening activities like this were appreciated by the 80 students that attended. More educational panels are being held in the spring. Stay tuned!
Another “Shiur & Sushi” was held at the Koenigsberg home in Washington Heights. Rabbi Zahtz gave a wonderful shiur with over 40 people in attendance. This event was sponsored by the Wiesen family. If you would like to sponsor this or any other YUConnects event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.