Jewish Learning & Classes

Yale Hillel and Young Israel House at Yale offer a wide variety of educational opportunities for the diverse Jewish community on campus. Weekly discussions, led by peers, tackle various topics related to Judaism and provide a relaxed forum to learn with friends. More formal panel and lecture events take advantage of Yale’s incredible faculty and allow students to engage with their teachers outside the classroom. During Jewish holidays, Yale Hillel organizes a variety of educational opportunities that enhance the holiday experience. For example, philosophy professor Shelly Kagan facilitated a discussion after Yom Kippur services about the significance of fasting.

In addition, the Hillel Education Chair works to integrate Yale Hillel into university life and to support the educational goals of its community by arranging events such as “Take Your Professor to Dinner,” weekly language tables at some lunches and dinners, as well as workshops and discussions with graduate students and teachers.

Contact Melanie Grad-Freilich   or Esther Malka Issever for more information.