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.
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 such as Ron Leshem and Savyon Liebrecht, to film screenings, to classes on script writing.
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. Recipients receive up to $1000 to help fund their projects.
We invite you to join us and enjoy the many exhibitions, performances, lectures, and discussions throughout the year at Slifka Center.