Student Groups


Yale Hillel is a community that enthusiastically embraces the range of Jewish backgrounds and experiences on campus. Contact or for more information

Jewish Graduate and Professional Student Network

Kehillah (Community) is Yale’s Jewish Graduate and Professional Student Community. We are a Slifka-sponsored, student-led organization that programs social events, Jewish learning, and prayer. While we are primarily dedicated to serving graduate and professional students of all denominations, we welcome young professionals in the greater New Haven area to join us in our programming. See the graduate student page of the Slifka Center website or be in touch with our leaders for more information.


Jewish & LGBTQ+

We are a student group that celebrates the cultures of both the Jewish and LGBTQ communities, and provide a comfortable space for students within these communities. Contact for more information

Jews of Color  

Do you identify as a Jewish POC?  Contact for more information.


Yale’s only Jewish fraternity. We are culturally Jewish, and try to incorporate those values into everything we do. Contact for more info


Shibboleth is Yale University’s undergraduate journal dedicated to Jewish thought and ideas – religious, political, cultural, literary, and philosophical. Contact or for more information.


Magevet is a Jewish, Hebrew, and Israeli a cappella group from Yale University. All of its members are undergrads devoted to spreading beautiful music of the Jewish tradition to the far corners of the globe. Contact for more information.

Yale Klezmer Band

Yale Klezmer Band brings the joyous, rousing sounds of klezmer to the halls of Yale, to its Hillel as well as to anyone who likes energized dance music. Contact for more information.

Krav Maga at Yale

Krav Maga is a self-defense and fighting system. The martial art is focused primarily on defensive rather than offensive combat, and real world situations. 

Ever wanted to learn Krav Maga? Just want to practice your skills? Contact or for more information.


Young Israel House at Yale

YIHY is the student organization responsible for Orthodox student life on campus. We provide support, programming, and learning opportunities to the observant community, as well as reaching out to the greater Jewish population at Yale. Contact or

Egal at Yale

Egal is Yale’s traditional Egalitarian minyan. In addition to organizing weekly services, we provide learning opportunities as well as social programming. Contact,, or for more information.

Reform Chavura

The Reform Chavura is a vibrant Reform community at Yale. From weekly Kabbalat Shabbat services to tabling with surprises and treats on cross-campus, Reform is here for you. Contact for more information.


Yale Friends of Israel (YFI)

Yale Friends of Israel is a student group for those who care about the State of Israel and wish to learn and discuss issues related to Israeli politics, diplomacy, and history, as well as celebrate Israeli art, music, theatre, literature, cuisine, and technology. A pro-Israel, non-partisan group, YFI does not endorse any particular political views.  Contact or for more information.


Yale’s AIPAC cadre advocates for a strong US/Israel relationship. To participate, contact

JStreet U at Yale

JStreet U is the student organizing arm of J Street, the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. An advocacy group committed to ensuring Israel’s future as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people, secured through a two-state resolution, we foster dialogue and action on campus and off. Contact,, or for more info.

Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative

PDLI is a student-run program that offers outstanding college students an opportunity to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a 12-day trip with Yale students and West Point cadets. For more information, contact or

Challah for Hunger

Programming for students to make Challah and bond over good food and conversation. Reach out to for more information.