Host a Shabbat Dinner

Do you want to host a Shabbat dinner in your dorm or apartment?

Slifka can help! Students are able to be reimbursed $16/person for Yale students and affiliates who attend their event. If you would like to receive funding, please email Slifka’s Associate Jewish Chaplain Rachel Leiken at at least one week in advance of your event. We cannot guarantee funding for events with a quicker turnaround, or events that have happened in the past.

Students are eligible to host once per month. Our goal in supporting students who host is to make Shabbat as inclusive and welcoming as possible; to receive funding, please make efforts to include folks whom you have not met before.

Slifka does not reimburse for alcohol purchases.

Funding will be provided through a reimbursement process. For this, we need names of everyone who will be attending your event. If there is anyone on meal plan, their names and SIDs must be sent to Rachel by noon on the Thursday before you plan to host. Otherwise, for all dinners confirmed for funding; after your dinner, please send (1) the list of names of attendees, (2) photos or pdfs of all receipts, and (3) a completed W9 form to AND

Have questions about this process or want to learn more? Email