Visit / Stay in Touch

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Family Weekend

Planning to come to Yale for Family Weekend? Make Slifka a key stop!

Commencement Weekend

Celebrate your child’s graduation from Yale with Slifka Center.

We encourage parents and families to contact any of our staff with your questions and if we can be helpful in any way. We are grateful for your interest in Slifka Center, our students, and our programming, and we continue to welcome your feedback and support. We hope that the resources on this page will be helpful to you.

Visit / Stay in Touch

Parents are always welcome to visit! Come see Yale’s bustling Jewish center, our newly renovated spaces, and stay for a meal! You can also visit our Parents and Alumni Lounge on the second floor where you can have a comfortable seat, use the wifi, and visit with staff, students, and colleagues.

It’s easy to stay in touch with Yale’s Jewish community even when you’re far from New Haven.

Want to puchase Slifka swag? Check out our Swag Shop!

Planning to visit or have any questions? Contact Melinda Papowitz.

Family Weekend 2023!

All are invited to join Slifka Center for special events and meals during Yale College’s 2023 Family Weekend,  October 6th, 7th and 8th.  All events and meals will take place at Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street between College and Temple Streets, across from Silliman College. 

Slifka Center Welcomes You

for Yale Family Weekend 2023!

for meals, services, and Magevet at 80 Wall Street

This year Yale Family Weekend coincides with the final Jewish holidays of the season — Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.  Family members are warmly invited to join Shabbat and Holiday meals and services throughout this special weekend.

As usual, we expect Friday night dinner — with an option to eat in our brand new Weiss Family Sukkah — to be the highlight of Family Weekend at Slifka Center.  Please follow the link further below for full details on weekend meals and to make your reservations.


All are welcome!


Join us for Friday night dinner and all Shabbat and Holiday meals. Register by clicking here.


Reform:  Friday, October 6th at 6:15 pm

Conservative/Egal:  Friday, October 6th at 6:15 pm ; Saturday, October 7th at 9:30 am and at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 8th at 9:30 am

Orthodox:  Friday, October 6th at 6:05; Saturday, October 7th at 9:44 am and at 5:55 pm; Sunday, October 8th at 9:44 am and at 5:10 pm


We are delighted to announce that Magevet — Yale’s acclaimed Jewish a capella singing group — will give an after-dinner performance at Slifka Center on Friday night! We expect to begin at 9 pm.  Learn more about Magevet here.

Commencement Weekend

Including Slifka Center in your graduation celebration is a meaningful way to mark this important milestone! We are proud to fete our graduating seniors and to include families in the celebration.

We will release information about Commencement Weekend 2024 in the spring. In the meantime, you can see the schedule from 2023 to give you a sense of what to expect. Questions? Contact Lynn Jackson.

Commencement Weekend 2023

We are so excited to celebrate with you! Below is list of all events at Slifka during Commencement, including links to register for meals. Contact Associate Jewish Chaplain Rachel ( with questions.

Friday, May 19, 2023
6:15 pm Reform, Egalitarian, and Orthodox services depending on interest. If you’re interested in attending services, please reach out to Rachel (

7:15 pm Dinner in Kikar Schusterman

Saturday, May 20, 2023
9:30 am Orthodox services depending on interest. If you’re interested in attending Shabbat morning services, please reach out to Rabbi Alex Ozar (

12:30 pm Lunch in Kikar Schusterman

Slifka will be open Sunday and Monday and we welcome you to visit us anytime between 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM.

We will not be serving meals in Kikar Schusterman on Sunday or Monday. Kosher Meals at the Commencement Luncheon are being catered by Slifka Center.

Slifka is proud to be a part of, and serve, the broader New Haven Jewish community. We hope you can enjoy some of the other local Kosher spots in town! We have a list of resources here.

Graduating students– pick up your cord and gift from Slifka! More info by email, if you have not received information or have questions, write to Rachel (

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