First Year Students

Slifka Center warmly welcomes the class of 2026!

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 Friday (8/27) and boom! Shabbat is at your doorstep.  Join us for services, dinner, and more – we can’t wait to meet you! Contact HSB Shabbat Chair Ben Kotton at for more info.

Welcome Week

Think we would let you get oriented without getting to know Slifka? We’ll have at least one event for you each day of the first week after move in to immediately show you that the Slifka community is here for you. Fun and games and friends galore!

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 2026. Contact Aviva Green at for more info!