High Holy Days at Yale



JOSEPH SLIFKA CENTER for Jewish Life at Yale offers Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and  Alternative Services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah will start at sundown on Sunday, September 29 . Yom Kippur starts at sundown on Tuesday, October 8.  These services, designed by and for the Yale Jewish Community, are open to all.




We ask that everyone (including students) obtain tickets.  Tickets for current Yale students are complimentary.  You may request tickets over the phone, in person or by mail. We are located at 80 Wall Street in New Haven, CT 06511 (between College and Temple Streets).  If you would like to arrange for tickets to High Holy Day services over the phone, please come to the front desk at Slifka Center, or contact Donna Standard at [email protected] or 203-432-1135.


Slifka Center is committed to meeting the religious, spiritual and cultural needs of our community during High Holy Days and beyond. Slifka Center maintains an ‘open door’ policy for the High Holy Days. However, as an independent not‐for‐profit organization that does not receive funding from Yale University, your voluntary contribution will support the vital services provided by the Center during the High Holy Days and throughout the year.  All donations to Slifka Center are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law.  Suggested donations for High Holy Day attendees:

  • $180 for adults and children
  • Current Yale students – complimentary

If you would like to donate to Slifka Center without requesting tickets, please click here.


When you reserve a ticket, you may also reserve a free parking pass.  This parking pass will enable you to park at a legal metered parking spot during the time of services and meals during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.



Repairing the Space Between Us – Right Speech as Repentance and Redemption:  An Evening of Learning with Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale
Sunday, September 29 at 9:15 pm. All are welcome.

The Bernard and Norma Lytton Apples and Honey Kiddush will be held at the Slifka Center immediately following services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.
Monday, September 30 at 5:45 pm. All are welcome.


Between Fleeting Dreams and Eternal Bonds: Musical Settings and Textual Meanings of Unetaneh Tokef, the Climax of the High Holiday Liturgy
Featuring Magevet, Yale’s Jewish a cappella group, Emilie Amar-Zifkin, PhD Student in Religion at Yale, and Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale
Tuesday, October 8 at 8:30 pm

The Robert and Louise Arias Yom Kippur Break-­Fast is partially underwritten by an endowment, allowing us to offer this festive feast at a greatly reduced price to the whole community. Check back soon for reservations and pricing.
Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 pm

If you would like to join us for meals during the holiday, please click here for online registration, which closes Thursday, September 26 at 4:00 pm.



Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale is pleased to offer a full array of services for the High Holy Days and invites all students, faculty, staff and community members to join us.  We look forward to sharing these Days of Awe with you.

Please click here to see our schedule of High Holy Day Services.