Slifka Center nurtures Jewish life at Yale, cultivating
cultural, spiritual, religious, and intellectual experiences
that enrich the lives of Yale students in a way that endures.

We empower Yale students to grow as Jewish adults,
connect with each other across personal histories, and
drive compassionate and welcoming community — all
inspired by Jewish ideas, traditions, and values.

Our partnership with parents is special – we are honored that you and your child have entrusted us as part of their Jewish education and their Yale experience.  We hold special parent-only events periodically throughout the year, and we are always happy to hear from you with your comments, questions, and ideas. Please contact at any time.


All are invited to join Slifka Center for special events  and meals during Yale’s Family Weekend,  October 7th, 8th, and 9th.  Scroll down for the complete schedule; all events and meals will take place at Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street between College and Temple Streets, across from Silliman College.

You may register and pay in advance for Shabbat Meals here — after clicking “Select a date” scroll down, or enter Oct 7 in the search bar, and you will see the date Oct 7 and an orange “Register” button. Click that button to register for whichever meals you choose.

On Friday evening, a Parents Toast (originally scheduled as a Parents Oneg) will take place at 9:00 pm, followed by the Magevet Concert at 9:15 pm.

On Sunday morning, Bagel Brunch will take place from 11 am to 1 pm.  You may pay at the door but please complete this registration link to help us plan.

Slifka Center’s  Family Weekend 2022 Schedule

Friday, October 7

6:00 pm Orthodox Minyan – YIHY

6:15 pm Egalitarian Minyan

Reform Havurah

Hors d’oeuvres

7:30 pm Family-Style Shabbat Dinner 

9:00 pm Parents’ Toast

9:15 pm Concert by Magevet: Yale’s Jewish, Hebrew, and Israeli a cappella group, Sylvia Slifka Chapel

Saturday, October 8

9:44 am Orthodox Minyan – YIHY

11:45 pm Communal Kiddush, Allan and Leah Rabinowitz Gallery

12:00 noon D’var Torah

12:30 pm Shabbat Lunch

5:50 pm Orthodox Minyan – Mincha 

6:20 pm Seudah Shlishit (third meal)

7:05 pm Orthodox Minyan – Ma’ariv and Havdalah

Sunday, October 9

9:00 am Orthodox Minyan

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Bagel Brunch, you may pay at the door but please register here.

Family Weekend Meal Prices: 

Shabbat Dinner – $25, Shabbat Lunch – $18, Third meal – $7

All Shabbat Meals (including Shabbat Dinner, Shabbat Lunch and Seudah Shlishit) – $45

Bagel Brunch – $14.50

Note:  Children 5 to 12 – half price; Children 4 and under – free


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, most especially over the past 18 months, and we continue to welcome your feedback and support.

Slifka Center operates as an independent organization. We do not receive direct financial assistance from Yale – we rely on dedicated donors to support our student-centered mission. We especially appreciate gifts from current parents at any level, which will help sustain our renovated building, with its updated dining operations and diverse programming, as a vibrant Jewish community center open to all.

We are pleased to offer the Slifka Family Circle as a way for parents to join with Slifka Center in providing this comprehensive support for Jewish students. The Slifka Family Circle is comprised of current Yale parents who believe in the importance of sustaining an active and resourceful Jewish community on the Yale campus.

 Yale Parents are invited to join the Slifka Family Circle at a Leadership Level of $1,800. Leadership Level gifts are vital to our work each year and will be recognized on our website and in relevant print materials.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to join the Slifka Family Circle 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!

Updated 10/1/2022