Kehillah: Yale’s Jewish Graduate & Professional Student Community

Who We Are | Upcoming Events | Past Events
How to Get Involved | Our Leadership

Who We Are

Kehillah (Community) is Yale’s Jewish Graduate and Professional Student Community. We are a Slifka-sponsored, student-led organization that programs social events, Jewish learning, and prayer. While we are primarily dedicated to serving graduate and professional students of all denominations, we welcome young professionals in the greater New Haven area to join us in our programming.

How to Get Involved

For the most up-to-date information on our programming, please join the Kehillah mailing list using the widget below! You can also follow us on Facebook.


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events–including social activities, book club meetings, and learning opportunities–may be found in our calendar. Please see the Notes section of events to find RSVP links. Live Calendar



Past Events

Pumpkin Picking for Sukkot

Bike and Brew

Chanukah Care Packages

Tu b’Shevat Seder


Our Leadership

Talia Weiss (she/her)
Physics PhD Student, Yale University

Talia co-leads Kehillah in 2022-23. She is a 3rd year PhD student in Physics. Talia uses radioactive decays to investigate neutrinos (particles that pass through matter like ghosts!) and leads the Yale Kimball Smith Series on science, ethics and global affairs. Talia grew up in Evanston, Illinois. Her Jewish background includes attending Solomon Schechter Day School, running a Jewish theater discussion group at MIT, and making a spicy flourless chocolate cake for Pesach.

Joshua Herman (they/them)
Yale Law School

Joshua is a board member of Kehillah. They are in their last year of a joint degree between Yale Law School and The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where they have studied international security studies, conflict resolution and negotiation, administrative law, election law, and civil rights law. They grew up in Berkeley, CA, and loves chamber music, hiking, chess, and community.


Rachel Beaver
Yale Divinity School