FAQ’s

YUConnects fosters healthy meeting opportunities and relationships toward marriage. Begun by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future as a service for YU undergraduates, YUConnects is now available to the entire Jewish community! Click HERE to become a member.

Why is YUConnects unique?
Can Anyone Join YUConnects?

What is your relationship with SawYouAtSinai?
What are my options when joining the YUConnects on-line system?
What are my privacy options when I sign up for YUConnects?
I am a Gold member of SYAS, do I have to pay to become a member of YUConnects?
Why should I switch my profile from SYAS to YUConnects?
Will profiles be sent through YUConnects?
What types of events do you run?
Can Non-Members attend YUConnects events?
If I do not register as a YUConnects member can I still receive emails about upcoming events?
Should I sign up if I do not live in the Tri-State Area?
If I become engaged through YUConnects, is there is any gift protocol?
Do you have any other questions?

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Why is YUConnects unique?
YUConnects features five components:

  • Conducts educational studies and develops programs that foster healthy meeting opportunities and relationships toward marriage.
  • Social activities and events that provide fun and interactive opportunities to connect with one another.
  • An on-line matchmaking site for members to forge relationships with connectors to facilitate introduction to other compatible members. Connectors will be present at events, available to meet with members individually, and conduct searches on our on-line system.
  • Staff Connector available on the YU and Stern campuses available to meet and get to know members and offer on-line profile assistance.
  • One-on-one coaching and support from connectors trained in the area of relationship building.

Being a YUConnects member maintains your connection with the greater YU family.

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Can anyone join YUConnects?

Yes! YUConnects is open to single Yeshiva University undergraduates and alumni, as well as those who did not attend Yeshiva University.

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How does it work?

To join YUConnects, you will have to complete a profile which is free (basic membership). Upgraded membership allows you to select two or three volunteer connectors. These connectors will have access to both YUConnects and SawYouAtSinai members and search the sites regularly on your behalf for match suggestions for you. YUConnects can be used via a computer or the App.

What is your relationship with SawYouAtSinai?
Our database is powered by SawYouAtSinai (SYAS). We are working in partnership with SYAS to provide a personalized service with the benefits of premier technology and maximum efficiency.
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What are my options when joining the YUConnects on-line system?

YU undergraduates join YUConnects for a semi annual $100 fee, which includes:

Advanced online matchmaking. Powered by SawYouAtSinai, our partnering host, YUConnects platinum members have access to our Connectors (matchmaker), enhanced privacy options, and have more access to other YUConnects members.

  • Personalized Connector, access to more Connectors, more profiles, and enhanced levels of profile privacy
  • Email notification about social events and discounts
  • Exclusive educational programs on the uptown and midtown YU Undergraduate campuses
  • Complimentary meeting with our Staff Connector who will get a chance to know you and offer online profile advice.

Non-YU students & YU alumni membership options:

Gold and Platinum membership options – advanced online matchmaking. Powered by SawYouAtSinai, our partnering host, YUConnects gold and platinum members have greater access to our members and Connectors and enhanced privacy options.

  • A personalized Connector, access to more Connectors, more profiles, and enhanced levels of profile privacy
  • Email notification about social events and discounts
  • Exclusive educational programs on the uptown and midtown YU Undergraduate campuses

Gold and platinum membership ranges between $12.95 – $29.95/month based on the number of months purchased.

For an added personal touch, YUConnects Platinum members can meet with our staff connector, Mrs. Mindy Eisenman.

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 What are my privacy options when I sign up for YUConnects?

As a YUConnects member, you can choose to:

  1. have your profile private to your Connector,
  2. viewable by all YUConnects Connectors,
  3. viewable by your YUConnects Connector as well as SawYouAtSinai Matchmakers. Members can change their privacy settings at any time to avail themselves of other options.

I am a Gold member of SYAS, do I have to pay to become a member of YUConnects?
No, you can choose to transfer your profile information to YUConnects on our member sign-up page or by emailing support@sawyouatsinai.com.
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Why should I switch my profile from SYAS to YUConnects?
With YUConnects you have the option of still being viewable to SYAS Matchmakers with the added bonus of having a personal YUConnects connector. Many of our connectors are available to meet face-to-face with members.
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Will profiles be sent through YUConnects?
YUConnectors are committed to developing a relationship with members to assist them in suggesting on-target matches. Similar to the SYAS system, on YUConnects, profiles will be sent via the site with a notification by the App or email. If you receive a match you wish to decline, we encourage you to take this as an opportunity to communicate with your connector (or SYAS matchmaker) to help them learn more about you, your preferences, and your desired potential matches.
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What types of events do you run?
We have various types of small and large scale events- interactive, fun, and educational. We also partner with communities to create unique activities that are tailored to their needs. As a YUConnects member, you will be the first to know about our special events!
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Can Non-Members attend YUConnects events?
Events are open to non-members and non-YU undergraduates and alumni as well, so please continue visiting www.yuconnects.com for upcoming events. When space is limited, preference is sometimes given to YUConnects members.
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If I do not register as a YUConnects member can I still receive emails about upcoming events?
Sure. Just email yuconnects@yu.edu to be added to our mailing list.
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Should I sign up if I do not live in the Tri-State Area?
Most of our in-person events are take place in the Tri-State Area, however some events take place in other communities as well as virtually. Regardless of place of residence, joining and becoming a YUConnects on-line member will enable our connectors to get to know you and suggest matches to you. Some of our connectors and many of our members are located outside of the Tri-State area.
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If I become engaged through YUConnects, is there is any gift protocol?
Upon engagement, couples are asked to give a gift of $1,800 to the volunteering connector and $1,800 to YUConnects, the program which enables connectors to facilitate more dates and marriages. Your gift will help support the work of our professional staff, our connector training, comprehensive website, educational resources and events.
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Do you have any other questions?
Please email yuconnects@yu.edu or call our friendly office at 646-592-4259.
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