Slikfa In Chicago


The Event Program:

Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale looks forward to welcoming you to a dinner and discussion in Chicago to Celebrate Jewish Yale, on Monday evening, April 17, 2023 We extend our thanks and gratitude to David S. Katz ’88 for his vision in inspiring this event, and for generously opening his home to host this special evening.

Come meet Uri Cohen, Executive Director of Slifka Center, and Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale, to hear about Slifka Center’s far-ranging and inclusive student programming.

As part of the evening, Rabbi Jason will lead an interactive discussion to reflect on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins at sunset on April 17th.

As additional background for the discussion, we can suggest two readings:  the first chapter of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi’s Zakhor’s Jewish History and Jewish Memory, and Dara Horn’s piece in the May 2023 Atlantic Monthly, “Is Holocaust Education Making Anti-Semitism Worse?” — please click the title to link to the respective reading. 


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Dietary Laws will be observed.

Permit Stickers for on-street parking are available upon request.

Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale is the home of Yale Hillel, the Kosher Kitchen, and over 35 related student and community programs.  Opened in 1995, Slifka Center is an independent 501(c)(3) organization supported by Alumni, Parents and Friends. 

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