Slifka Dining

The first Kosher Kitchen for Yale Graduate Students opened in the fall of 1959 in the Young Israel Synagogue, a twenty-five minute walk from campus, serving only week-night dinners. Today, the Lindenbaum Kosher Kitchen, run by Slifka Dining, functions as a seamless part of the Yale University Dining System in the middle of campus. Slifka Dining serves breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, family-style Shabbat meals, and Sunday brunch and dinner inside the beautiful Sam and Ronnie Heyman Commons. Every other Sunday, Slifka offers a bagel brunch, often attended by more than 500 students who come to chow down on dozens and dozens of bagels and mounds of lox – just one example of Slifka Dining’s focus on providing a full-service dining option for all, serving excellent food that happens to be kosher.

The staff of Slifka Center and Slifka Dining is committed to delivering a high-quality dining and social experience to all who come to eat, study, or just hang out.  Let us know what you think – it’s the most valuable tool we have and we appreciate your comments.


Hours of Operation

Breakfast: Monday through Friday – 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Lunch: Monday through Friday – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday – 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Shabbat Dinner: Friday – 7:00 PM
Shabbat Lunch: Saturday – 12:30 PM
Brunch: Sunday – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Grab & Go Lunch

Sandwiches & Salads for lunch 1:30pm-3:30 PM every weekday in the Slifka Dining Hall.  Only a meal swipe.


If you are on a Yale meal plan, any meal with Slifka Dining is just a swipe of your card. (Regular YUDS restrictions apply, i.e. only one swipe per meal, etc.)

For those not on a meal plan, individual meals or blocks of credit can be purchased whenever meals are being served. The prices are below.  JiNH members pay $10 for regular lunch and dinner, and $12 for special meals (e.g. Shabbat Dinner, lunch and holidays).

Breakfast: $4.00
Lunch: $13.00
Dinner: $16.00
Shabbat Dinner (Friday): $23.00
Saturday: Shabbat Lunch & Seudah Shlishit: $25.00
Brunch: $18.50