The Five Towns community will host a benefit breakfast for men and women in support of YUConnects this Sunday, April 26, 9:30—11:00 a.m. at the home of Malky and Jay Spector, 12 Waverly Place in Lawrence. Dr. David Pelcovitz, professor, Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University, will be the guest speaker on the topic “From Tweets to Texts: Do we ‘like’ the way we communicate?”

Rabbi Ya’akov Trump, assistant rabbi, Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst will introduce Dr. Pelcovitz.

“This is a great opportunity to learn about the program and get tips on ways to be helpful for friends and family,” said Margie Glatt, special projects coordinator at YUConnects. “Dr. Pelcovitz is always entertaining and gives interesting insights on the new way everyone is communicating and its impact on relationships.”

YUConnects, a division of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future, conducts educational programs and meeting opportunities for Jewish singles that foster healthy relationship-building toward marriage. YUConnects has done groundbreaking work in changing the Orthodox dating scene. YUConnects is open to the entire Jewish community and is much more than a matchmaking website. It provides individual counseling, unique social events, and community partnerships. It currently has 3,300 members and 80 volunteer matchmakers. The program is self-funded and relies on donors to fund its budget. Donations are tax-deductible.

Proceeds from the benefit breakfast will be used to fund future activities. For more information and to donate, contact mglatt@yu.edu, visit yuconnects.com, or call 516-603-8141

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