Sustainers Society at Joseph Slifka Center

Joseph Slifka Center’s most generous donors are eligible for recognition in our Sustainers Society.

    • All donors who contribute $1,000 or more to our Annual Campaign will be recognized online.
    • Those who commit to a $25,000 gift (payable as a five-year pledge) shall receive a limited edition silver mezuzah designed by artist Joshua Marrow as part of the Yale Judaica Collection upon complete of their gift.
    • Those who commit $50,000 (payable as a five-year pledge) are designated a Harkness Haver and will receive a limited edition silver spice box designed by artist Joshua Marrow as part of the Yale Judaica Collection.
    • Donors who make a new gift of at least $100,000 (payable as a five-year pledge) will be inscribed in Jerusalem stone on the Sustainers Wall at the entrance of the building.

Gifts may be directed to our major programming areas, including Arts & Culture, Social Justice, Religion & Jewish Learning, Kosher Dining and Israel.

Named Endowments

Through the generosity of our founders and sustainers, Joseph Slifka Center has an endowment that provides annual funding for both specific programming and general operations. We are fortunate to receive investment services through Yale, as part of our affiliation/partnership with the University.

Gifts of $100 or more may be made to Joseph Slifka Center’s Unrestricted Endowment. Please contact us if you are considering a gift of $50,000 or more, and would like to discuss options for establishing a new restricted endowment fund at Joseph Slifka Center.

Named endowments can commemorate a special event, honor an individual, or establish a fitting tribute to a loved one whose blessed memory should be shared with our community.  Opportunities include:

    • Eruv maintenance
    • Major program areas:
      • arts & culture
      • social justice
      • religious programming & Jewish learning
    • Israel
    • Kosher Dining
    • Shabbat & Holidays
    • Lectureships, Grants & Prizes
    • Rabbinic and Senior Staff Positions

Physical Gifts

There are items important to a center for Jewish life that are sought as gifts, and can bear the name of an individual or family, including:

  • Torah scrolls
  • Ritual objects
  • Prayer books