Joseph Slifka Center

for Jewish Life at Yale


Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, home to Yale Hillel and Young Israel House at Yale, is a self-supporting non-profit that serves Yale students, faculty and staff, and the greater New Haven community, by providing cultural, intellectual religious and social programs. Kosher food, guest lectures, classes, concerts, art exhibits, film festivals, teas, study breaks, Israeli dance classes, conferences, holiday celebrations, and religious services are among the activities regularly sponsored at the center.

Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale currently serves over 4,000 people each year in a variety of ways. It enhances Jewish life on campus by:

· introducing and raising awareness of Jewish culture and observance

· offering classes in Jewish culture and history, along with instruction in Yiddish, Hebrew and Arabic languages

· developing a living connection to Israel, and fostering cooperative relations with people and organizations both within and beyond the Jewish community at Yale, in New Haven, the U.S.A., and the world

· helping students develop a social conscience shaped by Jewish values

· providing an enduring link between undergraduate and graduate students, parents, faculty, and alumni