How financially secure does a young couple need to be before marriage? Should a parent be pro-active in finding dates for a child? What if a relationship doesn’t progress after 6 months? (Should we push?) Are there any red flags to warn our children about? “I want to meet my son’s girlfriend; when is appropriate?

These questions and many more will be addressed on Sunday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m., at a fascinating community Symposium and Benefit Breakfast for YUConnects at Congregation Beth Sholom of Lawrence. “When Children Date: The Complex Role of Parents” highlights contemporary scenarios affecting family relationships. Panelists include Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, Rebbetzin Elisheva Kaminetsky, and Mrs. Mindy Eisenman.

A breakfast buffet will be served and there will be an opportunity for parents to informally meet some top matchmakers and to network afterwards. Attendees can learn about a brand new YUConnects initiative benefiting the greater Long Island area. A promotional code for a one-month trial will be available. While this is not a singles event, funds raised will promote future programming.

Celebrating 358 engagements, YUConnects serves as a one-stop dating resource for Orthodox singles. YUConnects’ friendly office is housed at Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future; it is open to the entire Jewish community and is self-funded. The program is internationally known for its unique social events, educational forums, personalized guidance, and targeted match suggestions. RSVP is appreciated for the Benefit Symposium at  or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For questions about this event, please call Marjorie Glatt at 516-603-8141.