“One of the connectors at YUConnects was very helpful in making it happen,” he said, declining to divulge more details.He added that he’s not the only one who has enjoyed the fruits of YUConnect’s labors.
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.
YUConnects filled an important need, said Sobolofsky.
“As people leave structured environments or places where they can meet other suitable people, it’s essential to help them network with other Jewish singles,” she pointed out.
(Her husband, Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, is rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University and religious leader of Cong.
Ohr Ha Torah in Bergenfield.) “One never knows where you will meet someone.” 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.