Slifka Center’s purpose is to create meaningful Jewish experiences that encourage Jewish Yale students to connect with Jewish life.

We welcome parents to visit campus, and to be familiar with Jewish life here. We love to see you when you visit campus, and we invite you to join us for meals – especially for Shabbat dinner! We run special programs for parents on Welcome Weekend, Family Weekend, and Commencement, but don’t wait for those – visit us anytime!

We are pleased to offer the Yale Jewish Parent Alliance as a way for parents to join with Slifka Center to provide support to Jewish students.The YJPA is comprised of current Yale parents who believe in the importance of sustaining a vibrant Jewish community on campus at Yale University.  Slifka Center greatly appreciates gifts from parents at any level, which help make our facility, with its dining operations and varied programming, a vital student center open to all.

Current Yale parents are invited to join the Yale Jewish Parent Alliance at one of our two Leadership Levels of $1,800 and $3,600. Leadership donors of $1,800 or more will be invited to bi-annual curated conference calls with Slifka Center’s Executive and Rabbinic leadership to learn about issues facing Jewish students at Yale.  Leadership Level gifts are vital to our work each year and will be recognized on our website and in relevant print materials.

Please contact our Development Office if you have any questions or would like to join the Yale Jewish Parent Alliance with a gift to Slifka Center’s annual fund. You may click here to make a gift or contact us at 203-432-7376 or Thank you for your support.

Families should also feel free to contact any of our staff if we can be helpful in any way.

Please click here to read a welcome letter to parents of first-year students.

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