Arts & Culture

In addition to our religious celebrations of Jewish life, there thrives a wonderful world of art and culture within the walls of the Slifka Center. Everyday life at Slifka is replete with the arts, from photo exhibits in the Kosher Kitchen Dining Room, to student paintings hung on the second floor, to a wonderful collection of Jewish ritual objects displayed in Susman Hall.

Slifka is now hosting an annual Blanksteen Artist in Residence program. Read more about this year’s artist and to join the cohort of students who will be working with him here.

Slifka sends students to the Jewish Museum in New York City every year through the Blanksteen Fellowship. Learn more and apply here.

We are currently accepting applications for a student student position at Slifka, the Arts Liaison. Learn more and apply here.

Music also finds a home at Slifka. The Jewish, Hebrew and Israeli a cappella group, Magevet, often practices and hosts shows in our facilities, the Yale Klezmer band provides vivacious dance music, and Jewish musicians often perform during dinner.


Special events focusing on the arts also frequent Slifka. Events range from personal discussions with authors, artist talks, film screenings, painting nights, and more.

Slifka Center also strives to support Yale’s student artists through the Slifka Arts Grant program. These grants are used to support on-campus dramatic, musical, dance, video or film productions, literary publications, and exhibitions with Jewish content. Contact Aviva Green ( to find out how to fund your project! We invite you to show off your art in our Gallery, and enjoy our permanent collection! Contact Aviva to find out how to show your work at Slifka.