Reunion Weekends at Slifka Center

Reunion Weekends at Slifka Center

Slifka Center looks forward to welcoming alumni back to campus during reunion weekends. Below is a sample schedule from last year (2019). Please reach out to Jennifer Rogin Wallis, Director of Development, if you are interested in joining us for Shabbat or Shavuot meals, services or just to stop by and say hello ([email protected] or 203.432.7376). Check back soon for this year’s schedule.

Friday – May 24 and May 31, 2019

5:45 pm – Services (please let us know what type of service you are interested in which will help us with our planning. Please email us at [email protected].)

6:15 pm – Kiddush/Happy Hour

7:00 pm – Shabbat Dinner*


Saturday –May 25 and June 1, 2019

8:30 am – Orthodox Minyan

10:30 am – Morning at Yale Class


May 25, 2019

The Inside Story: Current Jewish Yale Students Reflect on Life as Jewish Elis

You’ve heard a lot about what it’s like to be Jewish on campus, but what’s the inside story? In this student panel, moderated by Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale, Jewish undergraduates will share and reflect on everything from Israel to interdating to the changing role of Jews in an increasingly diverse and international Yale.

June 1, 2019

Where Did All the Ivy League Jews Go?

According to recent journalistic accounts, the number of Jews in the Ivy League and at other top schools has been shrinking in recent years – whereas they once made up 1/5, 1/4, or even more of the undergraduate populations, they may be no more than 10 percent now. There are numerous possible causes, including the growing number of international students and heavier recruitment of historically underrepresented groups. But if true, these smaller numbers have repercussions for the future of Jewish prayer services, kosher dining, Jewish fraternity and sorority life, and more. Professor Mark Oppenheimer (whose father was admitted under the old quota system in 1963) will separate fact from fiction and talk about what it all means

11:30 am – Kiddush

12:00 noon – Shabbat Lunch*


*All Shabbat meals are transferrable as part of your Yale reunion registration. Reservations with Slifka Center are required. There are also a la carte meal prices available. Please contact us at [email protected] or 203-432-7376 to let us know if you will join us.