One of Yale’s biggest assets is the intellectual and spiritual diversity of its people. The same is true for Slifka Center. For a look at the minyanim currently holding regular services through Slifka Center, please click here. Anyone is welcome at these services: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, New Haven residents, and visitors.
Kashrut is a critical part of religious observance for many, and a cultural heritage for many more. Slifka Dining runs out of the Lindenbaum Kosher Kitchen, a dining facility that provides kosher food for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the academic year.
Slifka Center is home to four rabbis, all of whom provide counseling and learning opportunities – individually, in small groups, and in classroom settings. They are also happy to just have coffee or tea and a chat.
Hillel Children’s School at Yale
For more than 40 years, the Hillel Children’s School has helped young students from all backgrounds discover positive Jewish identities. The faculty are Yale students, providing positive Jewish role models and a commitment to education. The school is directed by Elana Ponet. For more information, visit Hillel Children’s School at Yale. (http://www.hillelchildrenschoolatyale.com/)
Slifka Center maintains the Downtown Eruv, enriching our community on Shabbat and other holidays by making our Center more easily accessible to students living on campus and in nearby neighborhoods. However, upkeep of the eruv is a significant annual cost to the Center and your support is appreciated.
Other Halachic Concerns
Yale University has a variety of options available to help those with specific religious needs achieve comfort in their day to day life, but individuals must take responsibility for working with their college or department to negotiate their individual needs and accommodations. The University administration is able to resolve most basic questions and requests; Slifka Center Rabbis are available if necessary to provide advice.