2017 Yale Harvard Game

Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale is very excited for the Yale-Harvard Game weekend November 17th & 18th!

On Friday November 17th, Slifka Center looks forward to hosting Yale alumni and our Harvard friends at our family-style Shabbat dinner at 7 pm.  Please click this link to make your Shabbat dinner reservations.

We are delighted to invite you to join us at a Slifka Center-Yale Jewish Alumni Association tailgate in Alumni Village on Saturday November 18th from 10:30 to 12:30.  Alumni, students and parents are all invited!  Stop by and enjoy deli sandwiches and salads from Slifka’s Lindenbaum Kosher Kitchen, plus wine, beer and soda.  Come meet Slifka staff and YJAA alumni leaders.  Kindly RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to attend the tailgate.  All food will be prepared in the Slifka Center kosher kitchen. It will be delivered Saturday morning as no refrigeration is available at the Yale Bowl overnight.

Slifka is happy to partner with YJAA, a comprehensive Yale Shared Interest Group recently launched by a group of Yale Jewish alumni, including Eli’s Mishpacha. YJAA will act as an umbrella national organization for local YJAA chapters, and a convener of campus engagement that aims to meet the needs of all Jewish alumni.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.

If you’d like to cheer on the Bulldogs and prefer to pick up your ticket at the “Shabbat Gate” at the Bowl, kindly contact [email protected]

Please see the schedule below for services and meals on November 17th & 18th.


Friday November 17th:

4:12pm Candle Lighting

5:00pm joint Yale & Harvard student lead learning session on “Competition, rivalries and the Game”

5:15pm Orthodox Services

5:45pm Reform Services

5:45pm Conservative/Egalitarian Services

6:00pm Shabbat Kiddush/Happy Hour

7:00pm Family-Style Shabbat Dinner

9:45pm  Oneg or after Dinner hang out in a student’s suite **Students Only**– a walking group will leave from Slifka

Saturday November 18th:

9:14am Orthodox Services

9:15am Conservative/Egalitarian Services

***10:30 am – 12:30 pm Slifka & Yale Jewish Alumni Sponsored Tailgate in Alumni Village near the Yale Bowl feat. food catered from Slifka’s Kosher Kitchen

12:30pm Kickoff for 134th Meeting of Yale & Harvard Football Teams

12:30 pm Shabbat Lunch

~ 1:30 pm  Egal Rabbinic Intern Joel Goldstein will lead a learning session

3:45pm Mincha, Seudah Shlishit and Ma’ariv (Orthodox Afternoon Service, 3rd Meal, & Evening Service)

5:14pm Shabbat ends