Student Groups

General:

Yale Hillel

Yale Hillel is a community that enthusiastically embraces the range of Jewish backgrounds and experiences on campus. Contact ruth.davis@yale.edu or zevi.siegal@yale.edu 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.

Cultural:

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 gabriel.klapholz@yale.edu for more information

Team Teva 

We are a student group focusing in Slifka on issues of sustainability and environmentalism. Contact gavi.welbel@yale.edu for more information

Jews of Color  

Do you identify as a Jewish POC?  Contact ikenna.maduno@yale.edu for more information.

AEPi

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

Shibboleth

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

Magevet

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 daniel.edison@yale.edu for more information.

Magoovet

Magoovet is Yale’s first no-rules no-pressure sorta Jewish singing group, where you and any and all of your friends can sing anything you like as badly (or as well) as you like. Contact ruth.davis@yale.edu for more info.

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 amy.shteyman@yale.edu for more information.

Krav Maga at Yale

Ever wanted to learn Krav Maga? Just want to practice your skills? Contact michelle.barsukov@yale.edu for more information.

Religious:

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 Alex.Ozar@yale.edu or Lauren.Steinberg@yale.edu for more information.

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 jason.rubestein@yale.edu, ikenna.maduno@yale.edu or daniella.shear@yale.edu for more information.

Reform Chavura

The Reform Chavura is a vibrant reform community at Yale. From weekly Kabbalat Shabbat services to care packages, Reform is here for you. Contact rachel.merrill@yale.edu or emma.levin@yale.edu for more information.

Israel

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 Zach.Zabib@yale.edu or Mati.Zeff@yale.edu for more information.

YIPAC

Yale’s AIPAC cadre advocates for a strong US/Israel relationship. To participate, contact Zachary.Zabib@yale.edu.

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 madison.hahamy@yale.edu, ella.goldblum@yale.edu, or daniella.shear@yale.edu for more info.

Yale Israel Journal

The YIJ explores the cultural, political and historical issues concerning Israel. Contact Mati.Zeff@yale.edu for more information.

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 jasper.boers@yale.edu or mehmed.olgac@yale.edu.