Slifka Reunion 2021 Events

3 Generations of Jewish Life at Yale

3 Generations of Jewish Life at Yale: a Dialogue between Rabbis Jim Ponet ’68 and Jason Rubenstein


Quotas. Israel. Mental Health. The Yale Five. Community. Friendship. What do we learn about Jewish life – back then, and nowadays – at Yale when we take the long view? That’s the question that will come to life through a dialogue between Rabbi Jim Ponet ’68, who created the Slifka Center in 1995, and Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, his successor as Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale. They will discuss personal experiences counseling students stretching across over forty class-years, and explore the ways that our community has remained constant – and how it is growing and changing, even as we speak. The Rabbis will also respond to questions and themes raised by event participants.