First Year Students

Slifka Center warmly welcomes the class of 2027!

Adjusting to starting college can be challenging. The Slifka community is here for you! Schedule a coffee date with any of our Student-Facing Staff or reach out to any of our Student Leaders and check out our First-Year Programs below!

First Shabbat!

You move in on a Sunday (8/20) and just like that it’s the end of the week and Shabbat! Join us for services, dinner, and more on Friday 8/25 at Slifka – we can’t wait to meet you! Reform, Egalitarian, Orthodox services will be at 6:15pm followed by dinner at 7:30pm. Contact HSB Shabbat Chair Mitchell Dubin at for more info.

 Welcome Week

Think we would let you get oriented without getting to know Slifka? Join us for an ice cream social on Tuesday 8/22 at 1pm! Then on Sunday 9/3 make sure you stop by Slifka-Fest from 12-3pm, our big welcome carnival on Wall Street! The Slifka community is here for you right from the start.

First Year Ambassadors 
Are you a First-Year looking to get involved in Jewish Life at Yale?
Be a First-Year Ambassador and create First Year-specific activities to bring your class together. Open to any Yale undergrads in the class of 2027. Contact Aviva Green at for more info!