What We Do
The Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale aims to connect Yale students to Judaism in deeply meaningful and personal ways that empower them to improve Yale, the Jewish community, and the world at large. We do this by:
- Engaging students as participants in, and leaders of, a vibrant, creative, and diverse Jewish community where Shabbat, holidays, Torah study, social justice work, engagement with Israel, and other experiences are inspiring moments of Jewish growth.
- Supporting students with resources they need to thrive in college including caring adults, opportunities for friendship and community, and spaces to eat and study that feel like a home-away-from-home
- Maintaining robust infrastructure that supports compelling Jewish experiences on and around the Yale campus that also welcomes and educates the entire student body
- Participating in urgent contemporary conversations by bringing the full intellectual resources of Yale into dialogue with Jewish thought, history, and values.
When Slifka Center succeeds, it profoundly influences students’ identities and priorities, setting them on a path to make courageously creative contributions to the Jewish community and the world at large.