Israel programming at Yale ranges from the political to the social and cultural. We strive to create a community where people with various viewpoints can feel comfortable and have their voices heard. These organizations hold regular discussions and planning meetings and also host a wide variety of guests including speakers, musical artists, filmmakers, and writers. Yale Friends of Israel serves as the umbrella organization for other Israel groups on campus. Every year, Slifka Center hosts multiple trips to Israel including Birthright.

If you have any questions about Israel programming at Yale, please do not hesitate to email Uri Cohen at


Birthright, Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative, Yalies in Israel; There are plenty of opportunities to travel to Israel with Slifka Center – To get involved, contact Uri Cohen –

Education and Learning 

Marilyn G. and Joseph B. Schwartz ’62 Israel Education Fellowship – This is your Israel 101 course at Slifka Hartman Fellowship – This is your deep dive into all things Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

For more information on Israel Education and Learning, please contact Uri Cohen –

Perspectives: The Yale Journal on Israel and Palestine – “From Dogma to Dialogue.” A project of Yale Friends of Israel, Perspectives is a non-partisan publication providing a space for the discussion of and education on all issues pertaining to Israel and Palestine, including arts, literature, history, politics, disparities between populations, and political conflict.

For more information contact Mati Zeff –

Arts and Culture 

Slifka hosts a wide variety of Israeli musicians, artists, perfumers, speakers, and movie viewings. For more information, or to submit ideas, please contact Zach Zabib  – or Mati Zeff –


J Street U at Yale a pro-Israel and pro-peace organization at Yale. To get involved, contact or

YIPAC, Yale’s AIPAC cadre advocates for a strong US/Israel relationship. To participate, contact